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Jason Altmire

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Jason Altmire
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U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 4
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sFlorida State University
Master'sGeorge Washington University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 7, 1968
Place of birthKittanning, Pennsylvania
ProfessionPolitical Assistant, Professional Advocate
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Jason Altmire (b. March 7, 1968) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Altmire was first elected by voters from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district in 2006.

Biography

Altmire was born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. He earned his B.S. from Florida State University in 1990, and his M.H.S.A. from George Washington University in 1998.[1]

Career

Altmire has also worked as a professional advocate.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Altmire serves on the following committees:[2]

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Jason Altmire has voted with the Democratic Party 55.6% of the time, which ranked 191 among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

Altmire is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 4th District. He is seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket.

Ballot challenge

Because of redistricting, Altmire is forced to challenge fellow incumbent Rep. Mark Critz in the April 24, 2012 Democratic primary. They are both running for re-election in the new 12th congressional district. Altmire was nearly forced off the ballot by a legal challenge from the Critz campaign. Critz argued that hundreds of Altmire's signatures were invalid because the petition gatherer lived outside of the district, thus violating Pennsylvania law. [4]

On March 5, however, a Pennsylvania judge ruled against Critz, allowing Altmire to stay on the ballot. After the ruling, Altmire said Critz had resorted to the tactics of a "prom king."[5]

Endorsements

  • Allegheny County Democratic Committee
  • Westmoreland County Democratic Committee
  • Beaver County Democratic Committee

2010

On November 2, 2010, Altmire won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Keith Rothfus (R) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 4 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJason Altmire Incumbent 50.8% 120,827
     Republican Keith Rothfus 49.2% 116,958
Total Votes 237,785

2008

On November 4, 2008, Altmire won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Melissa A. Hart in the general election.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 4 Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJason Altmire Incumbent 55.9% 186,536
     Republican Melissa A. Hart 44.1% 147,411
Total Votes 333,947

2006

On November 7, 2010, Altmire won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Melissa A. Hart in the general election.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 4 Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJason Altmire Incumbent 51.9% 131,847
     Republican Melissa A. Hart 48.1% 122,049
Total Votes 253,896

Polls

2012 Election

A Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research internal Altmire poll, conducted March 12-14, 2012, showed Rep. Altmire with a strong, 24-point lead over Critz.[9]

Pennsylvania's Congressional District 12, 2012
Poll Jason Altmire (D) Mark Critz (D)Margin of ErrorSample Size
[1]
(March 12-14, 2012)
55%31%+/-4.9400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

A Global Strategy Group internal Critz poll conducted February 2-5, 2012, showed Rep. Altmire with just a 10-point lead over Critz.[10]

Pennsylvania's Congressional District 12, 2012
Poll Jason Altmire (D) Mark Critz (D)Margin of ErrorSample Size
[2]
(February 2-5, 2012)
47%37%+/-4.9400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

An Anzalone Liszt Research internal Altmire poll conducted January 10-15, 2012, showed Rep. Altmire with a 16-point lead over Critz.[11]

Pennsylvania's Congressional District 12, 2012
Poll Jason Altmire (D) Mark Critz (D)Margin of ErrorSample Size
[3]
(January 10-15, 2012)
50%34%+/-4.4503
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign donors

2010

Altmire won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Jason Altmire's campaign committee raised a total of $2,503,953 and spent $2,507,513.[12]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 4 Election, 2010 - Jason Altmire Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,503,953
Total Spent $2,507,513
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,287,104
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,262,139
Top contributors to Jason Altmire's campaign committee
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$22,800
Rosebud Mining$22,000
Ibis Tek$19,200
Jennmar Corp$19,200
Humana Inc$15,084
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$135,510
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$117,821
Mining$111,000
Hospitals/Nursing Homes$107,152
Lawyers/Law Firms$102,046

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Personal

Jason Altmire is married to Kelly. They have 2 children.

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Melissa Hart
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania, District 4
2007–Present
Succeeded by
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