|Pennsylvania State House District 53|
|1983 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||31|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Juniata College, 1955|
|Place of birth||Souderton, PA|
Godshall served as President/Board Member of the Souderton Area School District from 1963 to 1980. He then served as Montgomery County Comptroller from 1980 to 1983. He also served on the Montgomery County Republican Committee from 1958 to 1998.
Godshall earned his B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from Juniata College in 1955. He then attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1956. His professional experience includes being the owner/manager of Godshall's Hatchery Incorporated from 1955 to 1980 and working as the Open Space Director for Mongomery County from 1977 to 1982.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Godshall served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Consumer Affairs, Chair|
|• Legislative Budget and Finance, Secretary|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Godshall served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Legislative Budget and Finance|
|• Consumer Affairs, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Godshall served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Consumer Affairs, Republican Chair|
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Robert Godshall was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Dorothy Miller was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Godshall and Miller will face off in the general election.
Godshall ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 53. Godshall ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and defeated Mick Wynne (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Robert Godshall Incumbent||60.7%||17,205|
Godshall won re-election to District 53 in 2010. He was unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary and defeated Democrat Jack Hansen and Edward Bonsell (G) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 53|
|Robert Godshall (R)||12,832||65.3%|
|Jack Hansen (D)||6,356||32.3%|
|Edward Bonsell (G)||476||2.4%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53|
|Robert W. Godshall (R)||17,334||59.8%|
|Jack Hansen (D)||11,646||40.2%|
Comprehensive donor information for Robert Godshall is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Robert Godshall raised a total of $836,841 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 12, 2013.
|Robert Godshall's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53||$116,068|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53||$111,747|
|2008||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53||$131,148|
|2006||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53||$105,298|
|2004||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53||$87,172|
|2002||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53||$86,053|
|2000||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53||$110,327|
|1998||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53||$89,028|
|Grand Total Raised||$836,841|
2012Robert Godshall won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Robert Godshall raised a total of $116,068.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Robert Godshall's campaign in 2012|
|Good Jobs Pennsylvania Pac||$8,000|
|Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$116,068|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Robert Godshall won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Robert Godshall raised a total of $110,747.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Robert Godshall's campaign in 2010|
|Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$110,747|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Godshall is divorced and has five children.
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- Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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- Robert Godshall's personal website
- Profile from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official primary results for May 20, 2014," accessed July 9, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 Official Candidate Listing," accessed March 21, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 2, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official 2008 General Election Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Godshall, Robert," accessed September 12, 2013
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