James Roebuck, Jr.
|James Roebuck, Jr.|
|Pennsylvania State House District 188|
|1985 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||29|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||May 21, 1985|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Virginia Union University, 1966|
|Master's||University of Virginia, 1969|
|Ph.D.||University of Virginia, 1977|
|Place of birth||Philadelphia, PA|
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.
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Roebuck served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education, Democratic Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Roebuck served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Legislative Office for Research Liaison|
|• Education, Democratic Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Roebuck served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Education, Chair|
|• Intergovernmental Affairs|
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. 
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||James Roebuck, Jr. Incumbent||93.7%||22,715|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|James Roebuck, Jr. Incumbent||55.7%||3,938|
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.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 188|
|James Roebuck, Jr. (D)||15,249||100.0%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188|
|James R. Roebuck (D)||25,418||100.0%|
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.
|James Roebuck's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188||$110,012|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188||$81,171|
|2008||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188||$89,218|
|2006||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188||$78,811|
|2004||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188||$54,063|
|2002||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188||$33,948|
|2000||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188||$49,333|
|1998||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188||$53,812|
|Grand Total Raised||$550,368|
2012James 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|
|Total Raised in 2012||$110,012|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Roebuck received $81,171 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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|
|Laborers District Council||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$81,171|
Roebuck has a wife, Cheryl.
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- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Rep. James Roebuck, Jr.
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Pennsylvania Department of State, Official Primary Results
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 26, 2012
- 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- Official 2008 state house election results from the Pennsylvania Department of State
- followthemoney.org, "Roebuck Jr, James" Accessed September 19, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2010 donations
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