Wayne Fontana

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Wayne Fontana
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Pennsylvania State Senate District 42
Incumbent
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
November 30, 2014
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Caucus Administrator, Pennsylvania State Senate
2011-present
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedJune 14, 2005
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sCommunity College of Allegheny County, 1971
Personal
BirthdayMarch 12, 1950
Place of birthPittsburgh, PA
ProfessionReal Estate Broker
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Wayne D. Fontana is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 42. He was first elected to the chamber after he won a special election on June 14, 2005.

Before he became a Senator, Fontana served on the Allegheny County Council from 2000 to 2005 as well as serving as a Ward Committee-person for the Allegheny Democratic Party from 1994 to 2006.

Biography

Fontana earned a A.A. from the Community College of Allegheny County in 1971. His professional experience includes working as a Real Estate broker.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Fontana served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Community, Economic & Recreational Development, Minority Chair
Judiciary
Law & Justice
Urban Affairs & Housing

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fontana served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Fontana served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Wayne Fontana was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Fontana is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2010

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2010

Fontana won re-election to District 42 of the Pennsylvania State Senate. He was unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[3]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 42
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Wayne Fontana (D) 51,358

2006

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Fontana was re-elected to District 42 of the Pennsylvania State Senate.[4]

Fontana raised $57,849 for this campaign[5]in which he ran unopposed.

Pennsylvania State Senate District 42
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png FONTANA, WAYNE (D) 60,634

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wayne Fontana is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Wayne Fontana raised a total of $370,655 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 9, 2013.[6]

Wayne Fontana's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 42 Not up for election $101,400
2010 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 42 Won $136,776
2008 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 42 Not up for election $74,630
2006 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 42 Won $57,849
Grand Total Raised $370,655

2012

Wayne Fontana was not up for election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Wayne Fontana raised a total of $101,400.
Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Wayne Fontana's campaign in 2012
Cohen & Grigsby$10,500
Jewish Community Pac of Pittsburgh$10,000
Lewis, Robert J$8,000
Electrical Workers Local 5$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$101,400
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Wayne Fontana won re-election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Wayne Fontana raised a total of $133,076.

2006

Fontana raised $57,849 during the 2006 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Association of Realtors $5,750
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association $4,500
Friends of John Weinstein $2,500
Goodrich, Goodrich & Lazara PC $2,000
Allegheny County Corrections Officers $2,000
Klett, Lieber, Rooney & Schorling $1,500
Pennsylvania State Education Association $1,200
Boilermakers Local 154 $1,000
Ross Aiello $1,000
Pennsylvania Bar Association $1,000

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31. In 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through November 30.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 4 through November 30. In 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly began its legislative session on January 3.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.

Personal

Fontana and his wife, Francine, have three children. They reside in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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