Adam Ravenstahl

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Adam Ravenstahl
Pennsylvania State House District 20
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sRobert Morris University, 2007
Office website
Campaign website
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Adam Ravenstahl is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 20.

He was elected in a special election held May 18, 2010 to fill the remaining unexpired term of Don Walko. Ravenstahl also won the Democratic nomination for the general election faced Republican Alexandria Dubart in November.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging & Older Adult Services
Liquor Control
Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ravenstahl served on the following committees:


Campaign themes

Ravenstahl's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]


  • "Co-sponsor of legislation that will reduce the size of the legislature."
  • "Co-sponsor of legislation that will reform campaign finance laws."


  • "Co-sponsored and voted in favor of legislation that would have prevented the property tax assessment mess this year."
  • "Voted against 2011-2012 state budget that made drastic cuts to education funding and further burdened homeowners in the 20th District."


  • "Voted against the drilling legislation that created the lowest tax rate in the country for drillers, doesn’t provide funding for environmental impacts of drilling, and took zoning control away from our local elected officials."


  • "Leading the fight for more public transportation dollars for Port Authority in hopes of restoring the proposed cuts."
  • "Helped to lessen the proposed cuts by Port Authority in 2010 by working with other Allegheny County legislators to convince the Governor to provide $45 million to Port Authority."


  • "Will continue to fight for the working families of the 20th District."
  • "Voted against job killing measures that have been proposed by our Governor."


  • "Will continue to speak out about cuts made by the Governor to our school districts’ basic education subsidy."
  • "Will fight to restore cuts to higher education."


  • "Introduced legislation (H.B. 1134) that would ensure that spouses of members of the Pennsylvania National Guard and other military reservists would not lose thier academic credits, scholarships and tuition if their husband or wife is called to active duty."


  • "Member of the Aging & Older Adult Services Committee."
  • "Will continue to support legislation that protects our greatest generation."



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ravenstahl ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 20. Ravenstahl defeated David Schuilenburg and Mark Purcell in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated James Barr in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Ravenstahl Incumbent 81.7% 19,909
     Constitution James Barr 18.3% 4,453
Total Votes 24,362
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 20 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Matzie Incumbent 56.2% 3,332
David Schuilenburg 7.9% 468
Mark Purcell 35.9% 2,124
Total Votes 5,924


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ravenstahl won re-election to the 20th District Seat in 2010. He defeated Mark Purcell, Dan Keller, and Tim Tuinstra in the May 18 primary and Republican Alex Dubart and independent Kenneth Vybiral in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 20
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Adam Ravenstahl (D) 10,639 59.3%
Alex Dubart (R) 6,384 35.6%
Kenneth Vybiral (I) 929 5.2%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Ravenstahl raised $86,068 during the 2010 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Ravenstahl for Mayor $16,000
Steamfitters Local 449 $10,000
Plumbers Local 27 $3,500
Scalo, James D $2,500
Zell, Jeff $2,500
Six others, each donating... $2,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Don Walko
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 20
May 2010-present
Succeeded by