Anne Chapman

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Anne Chapman
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Candidate for
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 31
ProfessionHealthcare marketing
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Anne Chapman was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 31 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Chapman currently works as VP of Healthcare Marketing for market research firm VPMR. She earned a degree in business administration from Ursinus College. She is married to her husband, Harry. They have three children.[1]

PoliticsPA has named the District 31 Republican primary one of Pennsylvania's top ten most interesting legislative primaries in 2012.[2]


Campaign themes

On her 2012 campaign site, Chapman outlines her campaign themes and policy goals:

  • Promote Job Creation: "I am committed to improving our business climate by eliminating the burdensome state regulations and tax environment that stifles job growth. We need to lower the second highest corporate net income tax in the country, make Pennsylvania a Right to Work state to increase worker freedom and privatize state monopolies like the state liquor store system to spur private sector job growth."
  • Enact Reforms to Save Tax Dollars: "I support reforms such as pension and benefit reform for all public employees, ending outdated prevailing wage laws on public construction projects that inflate costs, making sure our children have a strike free education, and instituting real medical malpractice insurance reform to attract the best and brightest physicians to our state."
  • End School Property Taxes: I am supportive of the Property Tax Independence Act... The Property Tax Independence Act will ensure that the state evenly funds all school children regardless of where they live and will eliminate our property taxes thus helping seniors on fixed incomes. It will also eliminate the huge spike in property taxes that are coming due to the pension troubles our state is facing."



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Chapman ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 31. Chapman defeated Helen Bosley in the Republican primary on April 24 and was defeated by incumbent Steve Santarsiero (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Santarsiero Incumbent 57.7% 20,640
     Republican Anne Chapman 42.3% 15,105
Total Votes 35,745
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 31 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnne Chapman 62.7% 3,090
Helen Bosley 37.3% 1,842
Total Votes 4,932

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