James Roebuck, Jr.

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 16:34, 19 September 2013 by JaclynB (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
James Roebuck, Jr.
JamesRoebuck.jpg
Pennsylvania State House District 188
Incumbent
In office
1985 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 29
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMay 21, 1985
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sVirginia Union University, 1966
Master'sUniversity of Virginia, 1969
Ph.D.University of Virginia, 1977
Personal
Birthday02/12/1945
Place of birthPhiladelphia, PA
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James R. Roebuck, Jr. (b. February 12, 1945) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 188. He was first elected to the chamber after he won a special election on May 21, 1985.

Roebuck has served as a member of the Democratic Ward Executive Committee since 1974. He also served as a member of the Democratic State Committee from 1984 to 1990.

Biography

Roebuck earned his B.A. from Virginia Union University in 1966 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1969 and 1977, respectively. His professional experience includes working as a Lecturer/Assistant Professor for Drexel University from 1970 to 1984 and as a legislative assistant to the Office of the Mayor of Philadelphia from 1984 to 1985.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Democratic Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Roebuck ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 188. Roebuck defeated Fatimah Muhammad in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Ernest Adkins in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1][2]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Roebuck, Jr. Incumbent 93.7% 22,715
     Republican Ernest Adkins 6.3% 1,521
Total Votes 24,236
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Roebuck, Jr. Incumbent 55.7% 3,938
Fatimah Muhammad 44.3% 3,136
Total Votes 7,074

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Roebuck won re-election to District 188 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Pennsylvania State House, District 188
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Roebuck, Jr. (D) 15,249 100.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Roebuck won re-election to District 188 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 25,418 votes while running unopposed.[4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188
Candidates Votes Percent
James R. Roebuck (D) Green check mark transparent.png 25,418 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for James Roebuck is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, James Roebuck raised a total of $550,368 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[5]

James Roebuck's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188 Won $110,012
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188 Won $81,171
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188 Won $89,218
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188 Won $78,811
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188 Won $54,063
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188 Won $33,948
2000 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188 Won $49,333
1998 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188 Won $53,812
Grand Total Raised $550,368

2012

James Roebuck won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, James Roebuck raised a total of $110,012.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Roebuck, Jr.'s campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers$33,200
Pennsylvania State Education Association$21,750
Coalition for Pennsylvanias Future$2,500
Marley LP$2,500
Democracy Fund$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$110,012
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Roebuck received $81,171 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Roebuck, Jr.'s campaign in 2010
Pennsylvania Education Association$14,000
Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers$9,500
Citizens to Elect Dwight Evans for State Representative$3,500
Mccullough Consulting$3,500
Laborers District Council$3,000
Total Raised in 2010 $81,171

Personal

Roebuck has a wife, Cheryl.

Recent news

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "James + Roebuck + Pennsylvania + House"

All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.

James Roebuck News Feed

  • Loading...

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
'
Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 188
1985–present
Succeeded by
NA