H. Scott Conklin

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H. Scott Conklin
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Pennsylvania State House District 77
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday10/07/1958
Place of birthPhilipsburg, PA
ProfessionBusiness owner
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
H. Scott Conklin (b. October 7, 1958) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 77. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Conklin ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2010. Conklin was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 2001 but was not elected.

Biography

Conklin studied Carpentry at Clearfield County Vocational Technical School from 1975 to 1977. He then worked as a Carpenter's Apprentice from 1977 to 1980. He also received his Universal Certificate as a Refrigerant Technician in 1995. His professional experience includes being the owner/operator of a carpentry business from 1989 to 2007 and as the current owner and operator of Conklin's Corner Antique Mall.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Appropriations
Children & Youth
Education
Legislative Budget and Finance

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 2014

Conklin is reportedly exploring a run for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014, against Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett. Conklin was the 2010 Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, losing narrowly in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Conklin ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 77. Conklin ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and defeated Ron Reese in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 77, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngH. Scott Conklin Incumbent 65.5% 20,126
     Republican Ron Reese 34.5% 10,595
Total Votes 30,721

2010

Lieutenant Governor

See also: Pennsylvania lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010 and Lieutenant Governor elections, 2010

Conklin ran for lieutenant governor against Jim Cawley. Cawley won the election.[4]

House

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Conklin ran for his current state house seat and won re-election to District 77 in 2010. He defeated Jonathan A. Saidel and Doris A. Smith-Ribner in the May 18 primary. He defeated Republican Joyce Haas in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Pennsylvania State House, District 77
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png H. Scott Conklin (D) 11,576 56.3%
Joyce Haas (R) 8,972 43.7%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Conklin won re-election to District 77 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 23,618 votes, defeating Republican Thomas Martin (10,310).[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 77
Candidates Votes Percent
H. Scott Conklin (D) Green check mark transparent.png 23,618 69.6%
Thomas A. Martin (R) 10,310 30.4%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for H. Scott Conklin is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, H. Scott Conklin raised a total of $612,491 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[7]

H. Scott Conklin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 77 Won $31,375
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 77 Won $111,306
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 77 Won $84,703
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 77 Won $346,726
1998 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 34 Defeated $38,381
Grand Total Raised $612,491

2012

H. Scott Conklin won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, H. Scott Conklin raised a total of $31,375.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to H. Scott Conklin's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania State Education Association$1,250
Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters$1,250
Steamfitters Local 420$1,000
Mid Atlantic Laborers$1,000
Ironworkers$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$31,375
Source:Follow the Money

2010

H. Scott Conklin lost the election for the Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor in 2010. During that election cycle, H. Scott Conklin raised a total of $86,493.

Personal

Conklin and his wife, Terri, have one child.

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