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Jim Cawley
Jim Cawley.JPG
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
January 18, 2011 - Present
Years in position 4
PredecessorJoe Scarnati (R)
Base salary$153,907
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 2014
Campaign $$1,148,171
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Bucks County, Pennsylvania County Commissioner
January 4, 2005 – January 18, 2011
High schoolBishop Egan High School
Bachelor'sTemple University
J.D.Temple University School of Law
Date of birthJune 22, 1969
Office website
Campaign website
James "Jim" Cawley (b. June 22, 1969) is the 32nd and current Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. A Republican, he was elected on November 2, 2010, easily defeating state Rep. H. Scott Conklin (D). Cawley assumed office on January 18, 2011.[1]

In his role as lieutenant governor, Cawley also serves as President of the Senate, oversees the Board of Pardons and chairs the Governor’s Local Government Advisory Committee. Additionally, in 2011, Gov. Tom Corbett (R) appointed Cawley as chair of the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, for which Cawley received the 2012 Public Leadership in Energy and Environmental Stewardship Award from General Electric. Cawley also lead the disaster recovery task force in the wake of floods from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011.[1]

Cawley previously served on the Bucks County Board of Commissioners, a position he was appointed to in 2005 and elected to in 2007. During this time he earned a reputation as a strong fiscal conservative, advocating for the use of technology to save taxpayers money, and made public safety a major issue.[2]

Cawley is eligible for re-election in November 2014, but has not yet made his intentions known.


Cawley began his political career as Chief of Staff to State Senator Tommy Tomlinson. He also served on the board of the Briscoe School District.

Cawley was appointed to the Bucks County Board of Commissioners in 2005 and elected to a full term in 2007. He formed and co-chaired the Bucks County Economic Development Advisory Board in February 2009.[3]


  • Bishop Egan High School
  • BA, Political Science, Temple University's College of Arts and Sciences
  • JD, Temple University School of Law

Political career

Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor (2011-present)

Cawley is the 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. He was first elected on a ticket with Tom Corbett in 2010, and assumed office on January 18, 2011.[1]

Bucks County Board of Commissioners (2005-2011)

Cawley was appointed to the Bucks County Board of Commissioners in 2005 and elected to a full term in 2007.[3]



See also: Pennsylvania lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

Cawley is eligible to run for re-election as Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor in 2014. He has not yet made his intentions in the race known.


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

Cawley defeated eight opponents in the May 18, 2010 primary. He defeated H. Scott Conklin (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

  • 2010 General Election
Cawley and his runningmate Tom Corbett earned 54.5% of the vote in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating Democrats Dan Onorato and runningmate Scott Conklin.[4]
Governor/Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Corbett/Jim Cawley 54.5% 2,172,763
     Democratic Dan Onorato/H. Scott Conklin 45.5% 1,814,788
Total Votes 3,987,551
Election Results via Pennsylvania Department of State
  • 2010 Primary Election
Cawley defeated eight opponents to win the Republican primary on May 18, 2010.
Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor, Republican primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Cawley 26.2% 210,406
Chet Beiler 20.5% 164,660
Daryl Metcalfe 12.8% 102,409
Steve Johnson 10.5% 84,019
John Kennedy 9.2% 73,757
Jean Craige Pepper 8.4% 67,219
Russ Diamond 4.5% 36,046
Stephen A. Urban 4.5% 35,970
Billy McCue 3.5% 28,318
Total Votes 802,804
Election Results via Pennsylvania Department of State.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cawley is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Cawley raised a total of $1,148,171 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 13, 2013.[5]

Jim Cawley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 PA Lieutenant Governor Not up for election $323,590
2010 PA Lieutenant Governor Won $664,367
2000 PA House of Representatives Defeated $160,214
Grand Total Raised $1,148,171


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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe Scarnati (R)
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
2011 - present
Succeeded by