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Don White
Pennsylvania State Senate District 41
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 14
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1972-1975
Date of birthAugust 5, 1950
Place of birthKittanning, PA
Office website
Donald "Don" White has been a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate since 2001. White was re-elected in November of 2008 and 2012 with his term expiring in 2016.

White attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Juniata College. White is a retired Insurance Agent and Broker.

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking & Insurance, Chair
Transportation, Vice Chair
Community, Economic & Recreational Development
Environmental Resources & Energy
Law & Justice
State Government


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


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



See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2012

White ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania Senate District 41. White ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon White Incumbent 100% 82,761
Total Votes 82,761


On November 4, 2008, White was re-elected to Pennsylvania State Senate District 41.[3]

White raised $396,269 for this campaign [4] in which he ran unopposed.

Pennsylvania State Senate District 41
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png WHITE, DON (R) 97,625

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


White raised $396,269 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[5]

Donor Amount
Roger Reschini $25,450
Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania $13,000
Senate Republican Campaign Committee of Pennsylvania $12,500
Pennsylvania Bankers Association $12,338
Sunoco, Inc. $11,000
Harleysville Insurance $6,000
Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania $5,500
Russell and Ellen Swank III $5,000
Richard Ridilla $5,000
Terry Pegula $5,000

District 41

White represents Pennsylvania Senate District 41. District 41 includes the Mahoning Valley Region which is West of Pittsburgh.[6].


Don is married to Sarah Anne White. They have one child and reside in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

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