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|Pennsylvania State Senate, District 36|
|January 6, 2015 - present|
|November 31, 2018|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 6, 2018|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 41|
|2011 - 2014|
|Bachelor's||The Citadel, 1999|
|Profession||County Clerk of Courts|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Endorsements
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Aument earned his B.S. in Education from The Citadel in 1999. His professional experience includes working in the office of State Representative Bryan Cutler, and most recently as the Clerk of Courts for Lancaster County. He has also served on the Quarryville Borough Council. Aument served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Aument served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Communications & Technology, Chair|
|• Public Health & Welfare, Vice-Chair|
|• Agriculture & Rural Affairs|
|• Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Aument served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Human Services|
|• Labor & Industry|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Aument served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Children & Youth|
|• Labor Relations|
Aument's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
Making Jobs and Economic Growth a Top Priority
- Excerpt: "That’s why, as Representative, he has always supported a private sector, free market approach to improving our economy. Ryan he knows government doesn’t create economic growth and new jobs, people do."
Controlling Spending. Protecting Taxpayers
- Excerpt: "That’s why — since his first day in office — he has been a leader in the fight for real fiscal discipline that cuts spending and changes how our state borrows money to protect us in the future."
Working for Property Tax Relief
- Excerpt: "Ryan believes that homeowners shouldn’t be the only people responsible for paying for our schools. He also knows we can make schools cost less – while still being effective for our children."
Leading by Example to Reform Harrisburg
- Excerpt: "Unlike some legislators who claim to be conservative reformers but took the perks and per diems before public outcry, Ryan has always fought for real reform to ensure open and transparent government – and to save us money."
Protecting Our Conservative Values
- Excerpt: "Ryan is a staunch conservative – pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and pro-traditional marriage – with a record to match."
In November 2013, Aument introduced one of three bills seeking to relax teacher furlough policies in light of budget deficits and economic necessity. "School districts are asking for flexibility in making furlough decisions," Aument said. The bill would attempt to keep teacher effectiveness and student achievement as the standards for furlough policy. "We should be focusing education policy on students and achievement," Aument said. "If there needs to be an economic furlough, we can all agree that it is in the best interest of students to protect our most effective educators." The bill was referred to the Education Committee, which took no further action.
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in that election was March 11, 2014. Gary Schreckengost was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Ryan Aument defeated Gordon Denlinger in the Republican primary. Aument defeated Schreckengost in the general election.
|Pennsylvania State Senate, District 36 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Ryan Aument Incumbent||72.3%||54,058|
|Pennsylvania State Senate, District 36 Republican Primary, 2014|
Aument ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 41. Aument ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and defeated Marcy Dubroff in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ryan Aument Incumbent||59.8%||20,183|
|Pennsylvania State House, District 41|
|Ryan Aument (R)||15,616||66.1%|
|Gerald Policoff (D)||7,994||33.9%|
Comprehensive donor information for Ryan Aument is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ryan Aument raised a total of $142,339 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 12, 2013.
|Ryan Aument's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 41||$78,993|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 41||$63,346|
|Grand Total Raised||$142,339|
2012Ryan Aument won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ryan Aument raised a total of $78,993.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ryan Aument's campaign in 2012|
|Pennsylvania Republican Party||$26,368|
|Pennsylvania Associated Builders & Contractors||$3,500|
|Lancaster County Association of Realators||$2,000|
|Friends of Mike Brubaker||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$78,993|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Aument raised a total of $63,346 in campaign funds. His top contributors were:
|Pennsylvania Republican Party||$13,064|
|Republican Party of Pennsylvania||$8,297|
|Friends of Bryan Cutler||$2,500|
|Pennsylvania Associated Builders & Contractors||$2,500|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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- The American Conservative Union: 2013 Legislative scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
- Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.
- The American Conservative Union: 2012 Legislative scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
- Pennsylvania National Federation of Independent Business: 2011-2012 Voting Record
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
- Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania: Marcellus Shale Scorecard 2011-12
- Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.
In 2014, Aument's endorsements included the following:
- Republican Party of Lancaster County
- State Representative David Hickernell, 98th District
- State Representative Mindy Fee, 37th District
- State Representative Keith Greiner, 43rd District
- State Representative Bryan Cutler, 100th District
- State Senator Lloyd Smucker, 13th District
- Former State Senator Noah Wenger, 36th District
Aument and his wife, Kate, live in Landisville with their son.
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- Pennsylvania State Senate
- Senate Committees
- Pennsylvania General Assembly
- Joint Committees
- Pennsylvania state legislative districts
- Official campaign website
- Ryan Aument on Twitter
- Profile from the Pennsylvania State Senate
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Elect Aument, "Issues," accessed September 3, 2014
- WatchDog.org, "PA lawmakers push to amend tight teacher furlough policies," accessed December 24, 2013
- Pennsylvania General Assembly, "House Bill 1735," accessed December 29, 2014
- 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 19, 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
- Follow the Money, "Aument, Ryan P," accessed September 12, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Aument, Ryan," accessed May 8, 2014
- Elect Aument, "Endorsements," accessed September 3, 2014
- repaument.com, "Biography," accessed December 30, 2014 (Archived)
Michael Brubaker (R)
|Pennsylvania State Senate District 36
January 6, 2015-present
| Succeeded by|
Katie True (R)
|Pennsylvania State House District 41
| Succeeded by|
Brett Miller (R)