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Revision as of 13:04, 1 November 2011

Bob Mensch
Pennsylvania State Senate District 24
Assumed office
Current term ends
November 30, 2014
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website Official website
Bob Mensch is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate. He has represented District 24 since 2009. He was re-elected in 2010, with his term expiring in 2014.

Mesch earned his BA in Business from Valley Forge Military College in 1965. His professional experience includes his work as General Manager/Sales Director for ARBROS Communications. He has also worked for American Telephone and Telegraph Corporation (AT&T). Mensch has served in the United States Army Reserve.

Mensch served as Marlborough Township Supervisor from 2004 to 2006. In 2006, he served as Chairman of the Marlborough Township. He then served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, he won a special election to the Pennsylvania State Senate. He has served in that position since, representing the 24th District.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mensch has been appointed to these committees:


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



See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2010

Mensch won re-election in District 24. He was unopposed in the May 18 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Bill Wallace in the November 2 general election.[1]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 24
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Mensch (R) 52,395
Bill Wallace (R) 34,481


On September 29, 2009, Mensch was elected to Pennsylvania State Senate District 24.[2]

Campaign themes

Mensch's campaign website highlights his accomplishments and views in seven areas:[3]

  • Businesses and Jobs Excerpt: Mensch "supports legislation to do away with semi-monthly sales tax return requirement in order to eliminate costs for our small businesses to build additional revenue" and "wants to allow small businesses to pay school property taxes on in installments, just as other property owners may do now."
  • Tax Reform Excerpt: Mensch "wants to work with the State Senate to bring comprehensive reform to our Property Tax structure in the state" and "supports legislation which will eliminate the 'Death Tax.'"
  • Government Reform and Transparency Excerpt: Mensch "supports a reduction in the number of legislators on the PHEAA board of directors and adding private-sector individuals who are experienced with higher education finance" and "believes the General Assembly should adopt recommendations made by the state Auditor General to prohibit risky financial practices by many school and local governments which have cost taxpayers millions and millions of dollars."
  • Environment and Open Space Excerpt: "Mensch is working to see that one tract of 151 acres of open space is added to the 2,000+ acre inventory in Marlborough. Additionally he appealed to, and won the cooperation of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to partner with Natural Lands Trust so another 46 acres of open space along the Unami Creek could be conserved."
  • Agriculture Excerpt: Mensch "believes the General Assembly should remove local zoning and building impediments many farmers face when they need to supplement farming operations through farm stands or other agribusiness opportunities" and "supports changing Pennsylvania’s Vehicle Code to allow for the easier movement of tractors and other agricultural vehicles on roads."
  • Consumer Protection Mensch "supports efforts to reform Pennsylvania’s archaic beer, wine and liquor sales system by allowing consumers to purchase beer through food merchants, buy 6-packs along with cases of beers at distributors, and allowing direct shipment of out-of-state wine" and "prime sponsored legislation (Senate Bill 1184) to ensure that Pennsylvania telephone customers being forced to carry the costs for out-of-state telecommunication companies who refuse to pay their bills."
  • Public Safety Excerpt: Mensch "is working to improve public safety by adding more police officers to our streets."

Campaign donors


Mensch raised $294,002 during the 2010 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[4]

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Republican Party $65,880
Friends of Joe Scarnati $50,000
Southeast Republican Senate Victory Cmte $10,000
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $9,376
Pennsylvania Medical Society $4,000


Mensch raised $259,195.36 during the 2009 special election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[5]

Donor Amount
Friends of Joe Scarnati $25,000
PA Future Fund PAC $25,000
Rob Wonderling for State Senate $15,000
Rafferty for Senate $10,000
Friends of Senator Don White $10,000
PA Medical PAC $7,500
PEG PAC $5,000
Friends of Dominic Pileggi $5,000


Mensch and his wife, JoAnn, have two children.

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