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Dan Truitt
Pennsylvania State House District 156
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
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'sVillanova University, 1992
Master'sWest Chester University, 1999
ProfessionIndustrial Controls Engineer
Office website
Dan Truitt is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 156. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Truitt earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University and his M.S. in Computer Science from West Chester University. His professional experience includes working for General Electric while attending school and owning and operating Truitt Engineering.

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Labor & Industry
State Government


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



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Truitt ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 156. Truitt ran unopposed in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Bret Binder (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 156, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Truitt Incumbent 51.3% 17,080
     Democratic Bret Binder 48.7% 16,193
Total Votes 33,273


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Truitt defeated Drae McComas in the May 18 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Democrat Barbara McIlvaine Smith in the November 2 general election.[3]

Pennsylvania State House, District 156
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Truitt (R) 11,483 50.5%
Barbara McIlvaine Smith (D) 11,271 49.5%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dan Truitt is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Dan Truitt raised a total of $570,263 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[4]

Dan Truitt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 156 Won $409,411
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 156 Won $160,852
Grand Total Raised $570,263


Dan Truitt won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dan Truitt raised a total of $409,411.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dan Truitt's campaign in 2012
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania$150,847
Pennsylvania Republican Party$92,501
Republican Cmte of Chester County$58,300
Pennsylvania Future Fund$16,000
Chester County Chamber of Commerce$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$409,411
Source: Follow the Money


In 2010, Truitt raised a total of $160,852 in campaign funds.[5] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
Republican Party of Pennsylvania $41,681
Republican Cmte of Chester County $25,500
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $17,182
Pennsylvania Business Council $10, 086


Truitt currently lives in West Chester with his wife Michele and their sons, Daniel and Mark.[6]

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Preceded by
Barbara McIlvaine Smith (D)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 156
Succeeded by