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==Issues==
 
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On March 5, 2013, House Majority Leader [[Mike Turzai]] introduced [http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2013&body=H&type=B&BN=0790 House Bill 790], and the bill was referred to the [[Liquor Control Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives|Liquor Control Committee]].<ref name="turzai">[http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/3602177-74/liquor-state-stores#axzz2Mv8NlFGQ Brad Bumsted, ''Pittsburgh Tribune-Review'', "Turzai: House could get liquor privatization bill soon," March 5, 2013]</ref><ref name="bill">[http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/BillInfo.cfm?syear=2013&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=790 Bill information Pennsylvania House Bill 790, accessed on March 7, 2013]</ref>  This bill was the legislative form of Corbett's January 30, 2013, proposal to privatize the state-owned liquor stores and use the revenue to increasing funding for education.  The governor's plan would see the state's liquor and wine stores auctioned off, while big box stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores would be able to sell limited quantities of beer and, in the case of big box stores and supermarkets, wine.  Restaurants, already able to sell beer, would be able to sell customers up to six bottles of wine, while retail beer distributors could obtain licenses to sell beer, wine, and liquor, instead of only beer.  The auctions and licensing fees would generate an estimated $1 billion over four years.  Under Corbett's plan, these funds would be distributed to school districts using a formula based on their student enrollment and income level.  The block grants would fund "school safety; early learning; science, technology, engineering and mathematics course programming; and 'individual learning.'"<ref>[http://articles.philly.com/2013-02-01/news/36661900_1_liquor-privatization-case-or-keg-wine-and-liquor Angela Couloumbis and Rita Giordano, ''Philadelphia Inquirer'', "Corbett's new liquor privatization plan would benefit public schools," February 1, 2013]</ref>  After HB 790 was reported to the House by the Liquor Control Committee on March 18 and then by the [[Appropriations Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives|Appropriations Committee]] on March 21, the House passed the bill 105-90 on March 21.<ref name="bill"/>  This amended version of the bill would privatize the wholesaling of wine and spirits within one year, require the government liquor stores in any given county to shut down within six months after the number of private stores double those of the government, and provide education credits and civil service hiring preferences to employees of the government stores.<ref>[http://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/policyblog/detail/whats-in-new-liquor-liberty-bill Katrina Anderson, Commonwealth Foundation, "What's in New Liquor Liberty Bill?," March 18, 2013]</ref>
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On March 5, 2013, House Majority Leader [[Mike Turzai]] introduced [http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2013&body=H&type=B&BN=0790 House Bill 790], and the bill was referred to the [[Liquor Control Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives|Liquor Control Committee]].<ref name="turzai">[http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/3602177-74/liquor-state-stores#axzz2Mv8NlFGQ Brad Bumsted, ''Pittsburgh Tribune-Review'', "Turzai: House could get liquor privatization bill soon," accessed March 5, 2013]</ref><ref name="bill">[http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/BillInfo.cfm?syear=2013&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=790 Bill information Pennsylvania House Bill 790, accessed on March 7, 2013]</ref>  This bill was the legislative form of Corbett's January 30, 2013, proposal to privatize the state-owned liquor stores and use the revenue to increasing funding for education.  The governor's plan would see the state's liquor and wine stores auctioned off, while big box stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores would be able to sell limited quantities of beer and, in the case of big box stores and supermarkets, wine.  Restaurants, already able to sell beer, would be able to sell customers up to six bottles of wine, while retail beer distributors could obtain licenses to sell beer, wine, and liquor, instead of only beer.  The auctions and licensing fees would generate an estimated $1 billion over four years.  Under Corbett's plan, these funds would be distributed to school districts using a formula based on their student enrollment and income level.  The block grants would fund "school safety; early learning; science, technology, engineering and mathematics course programming; and 'individual learning.'"<ref>[http://articles.philly.com/2013-02-01/news/36661900_1_liquor-privatization-case-or-keg-wine-and-liquor Angela Couloumbis and Rita Giordano, ''Philadelphia Inquirer'', "Corbett's new liquor privatization plan would benefit public schools," February 1, 2013]</ref>  After HB 790 was reported to the House by the Liquor Control Committee on March 18 and then by the [[Appropriations Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives|Appropriations Committee]] on March 21, the House passed the bill 105-90 on March 21.<ref name="bill"/>  This amended version of the bill would privatize the wholesaling of wine and spirits within one year, require the government liquor stores in any given county to shut down within six months after the number of private stores double those of the government, and provide education credits and civil service hiring preferences to employees of the government stores.<ref>[http://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/policyblog/detail/whats-in-new-liquor-liberty-bill Katrina Anderson, Commonwealth Foundation, "What's in New Liquor Liberty Bill?," March 18, 2013]</ref>
  
Pileggi and Senate President Pro Tempore [[Joe Scarnati]] supported increasing consumer choice but remained unconvinced that the government stores needed to be auctioned off.<ref>[http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/3602177-74/liquor-state-stores#axzz2Mv8NlFGQ Brad Bumsted, ''Pittsburgh Tribune-Review'', "Turzai: House could get liquor privatization bill soon," March 5, 2013]</ref>  After the House's passage of the bill, Pileggi reasserted his emphasis on "looking for ways to increase convenience, and selection at a competitive price" rather than privatization.  He indicated that bill would be changed before passage in the Senate.  Corbett refused to publicly comment on how he would approach negotiations with the Senate but reaffirmed his support for privatization.<ref>[http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/03/21/pa-house-approves-bill-to-privatize-states-system-of-wine-liquor-sales/ Tony Romeo, CBS Philly, "Pa. House Passes Liquor Store Privatization; Hurdles Loom In Senate," March 21, 2013]</ref> As of August 20, 2013, HB 790 has been referred to the [[Appropriations Committee, Pennsylvania State Senate|Appropriations Committee]] in the Senate.<ref>[http://openstates.org/pa/bills/2013-2014/HB790/, "Open States," August 20, 2013]</ref>
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Pileggi and Senate President Pro Tempore [[Joe Scarnati]] supported increasing consumer choice but remained unconvinced that the government stores needed to be auctioned off.<ref>[http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/3602177-74/liquor-state-stores#axzz2Mv8NlFGQ Brad Bumsted, ''Pittsburgh Tribune-Review'', "Turzai: House could get liquor privatization bill soon," accessed March 5, 2013]</ref>  After the House's passage of the bill, Pileggi reasserted his emphasis on "looking for ways to increase convenience, and selection at a competitive price" rather than privatization.  He indicated that bill would be changed before passage in the Senate.  Corbett refused to publicly comment on how he would approach negotiations with the Senate but reaffirmed his support for privatization.<ref>[http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/03/21/pa-house-approves-bill-to-privatize-states-system-of-wine-liquor-sales/ Tony Romeo, CBS Philly, "Pa. House Passes Liquor Store Privatization; Hurdles Loom In Senate," March 21, 2013]</ref> As of August 20, 2013, HB 790 has been referred to the [[Appropriations Committee, Pennsylvania State Senate|Appropriations Committee]] in the Senate.<ref>[http://openstates.org/pa/bills/2013-2014/HB790/, "Open States," August 20, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==

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Dominic Pileggi
DominicPileggi.jpg
Pennsylvania State Senate District 9
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Leader, Pennsylvania Senate
2006-present
Compensation
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedOct. 1, 2002
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Chester
June 1998-2002
Education
Bachelor'sSt. Joseph's University, 1979
J.D.Villanova School of Law, 1982
Personal
BirthdayDecember 15, 1957
Place of birthChester, PA
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dominic Pileggi is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber after winning a special election on October 1, 2002. He currently serves as Majority Floor Leader.

Before becoming a Senator, Pileggi was a Councilman for the City of Chester from 1994 to 1998 and the Mayor of the City of Chester from 1998 to 2002.

Biography

Pileggi earned his Bachelor's Degree from St. Joseph's in 1979 and his Juris Doctor degree in 1982 from Villanova Law. His professional experience includes working as a practicing Attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Ex officio
Rules & Executive Nominations, Chair
Judiciary
Joint State Government Commission
Legislative Budget and Finance
Legislative Data Processing Center, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Liquor privatization

On March 5, 2013, House Majority Leader Mike Turzai introduced House Bill 790, and the bill was referred to the Liquor Control Committee.[1][2] This bill was the legislative form of Corbett's January 30, 2013, proposal to privatize the state-owned liquor stores and use the revenue to increasing funding for education. The governor's plan would see the state's liquor and wine stores auctioned off, while big box stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores would be able to sell limited quantities of beer and, in the case of big box stores and supermarkets, wine. Restaurants, already able to sell beer, would be able to sell customers up to six bottles of wine, while retail beer distributors could obtain licenses to sell beer, wine, and liquor, instead of only beer. The auctions and licensing fees would generate an estimated $1 billion over four years. Under Corbett's plan, these funds would be distributed to school districts using a formula based on their student enrollment and income level. The block grants would fund "school safety; early learning; science, technology, engineering and mathematics course programming; and 'individual learning.'"[3] After HB 790 was reported to the House by the Liquor Control Committee on March 18 and then by the Appropriations Committee on March 21, the House passed the bill 105-90 on March 21.[2] This amended version of the bill would privatize the wholesaling of wine and spirits within one year, require the government liquor stores in any given county to shut down within six months after the number of private stores double those of the government, and provide education credits and civil service hiring preferences to employees of the government stores.[4]

Pileggi and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati supported increasing consumer choice but remained unconvinced that the government stores needed to be auctioned off.[5] After the House's passage of the bill, Pileggi reasserted his emphasis on "looking for ways to increase convenience, and selection at a competitive price" rather than privatization. He indicated that bill would be changed before passage in the Senate. Corbett refused to publicly comment on how he would approach negotiations with the Senate but reaffirmed his support for privatization.[6] As of August 20, 2013, HB 790 has been referred to the Appropriations Committee in the Senate.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2012

Pileggi ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania Senate District 9. Pileggi defeated Roger Howard in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Patricia Worrell (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [8][9]

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDominic Pileggi Incumbent 55.4% 73,003
     Democratic Patricia Worrell 44.6% 58,769
Total Votes 131,772
Pennsylvania State Senate, District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDominic Pileggi Incumbent 69.7% 15,601
Roger Howard 30.3% 6,788
Total Votes 22,389

2008

On November 4, 2008, Pileggi was re-elected to Pennsylvania State Senate District 9.[10]

Pileggi raised $1,933,289 for this campaign.[11]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 9
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png PILEGGI, DOMINIC (R) 77,440
LINDER, JOHN () 55,730

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dominic Pileggi is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Dominic Pileggi raised a total of $8,562,184 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 6, 2013.[12]

Dominic Pileggi's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 9 Won $3,433,072
2010 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 9 Not up for election $2,613,930
2008 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 9 Won $1,933,289
2006 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 9 Not up for election $246,907
2004 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 9 Won $334,986
Grand Total Raised $8,562,184

2012

Dominic Pileggi won re-election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Dominic Pileggi raised a total of $3,433,072.
Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dominic Pileggi's campaign in 2012
Friends of Dominic Pileggi$276,715
Pennsylvania Republican Party$174,181
Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners of Philadelphia & Vicinity$105,000
Brandolini III, Lewis J$101,000
Pennsylvania Association for Justice$67,000
Total Raised in 2012$3,433,072
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Pileggi raised $246,907 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[13]

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Republican Party $229,197
Campaign for Pennsylvania's Future $75,000
Metropolitan Regional Council for Carpenters and Joiners $73,000
Electrical Workers Local 98 $44,500
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society $30,000
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association $26,400
Pennsylvania Association for Justice $25,000
Roger Reschini $25,000
Pennsylvania State Education Association $24,000
University City Housing Co. $22,000

Personal

Dominic is married to Diana Pleggi. They have three children and resides in Chester, Pennsylvania.

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