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Revision as of 16:09, 6 September 2013

John Blake
Pennsylvania State Senate District 22
In office
Term ends
November 30, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sVillanova University, 1983
Master'sMarywood Graduate School, 1987
Date of birthAugust 1, 1960
Place of birthScranton, PA
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
John P. Blake is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Blake earned his bachelor's degree in Sociology from Villanova University, his master's degree in Social Work from Marywood College and his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Scranton Kania School of Management.[1] His professional experience includes being the executive director of the Lackawanna County Redevelopment Authority, a Community Builders Fellow with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, becoming vice-president and senior development advisor for PNC Bank’s community development division and most recently working as the Director for the Northeast PA Office of the Governor.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Minority Chair
Community, Economic & Recreational Development
Labor & Industry
Local Government
Capitol Preservation, Democratic Chair
Local Government Commission


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


Campaign themes

Blake’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • The Legislature Excerpt: Blake will work to "eliminate 'per diem' payments in favor of specific reimbursement for eligible costs incurred by legislators" and "call for an independent audit of the legislature's administrative expenditures."
  • Economic Development Excerpt: Blake will work to "expand the job creation tax credit program to leverage new private investment in job growth" and "invest in core infrastructure including roads, bridges and mass transit, to make us safer and more business-friendly and that will put people to work quickly."
  • Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Excerpt: Blake will work to "levy a severance tax now on natural gas extraction similar to that currently levied in West Virginia and ensure revenue sharing with the local communities most affected by drilling operations" and "ffer incentives to promote traditional as well as new, innovative uses of PA natural gas to allow our businesses and consumers to benefit from our close proximity to this abundant resource."
  • Seniors Excerpt: "The Commonwealth must retain and expand assistance to our senior citizens and to persons with disabilities."
  • Working Families Excerpt: Blake supports "community programs that advance the creation of affordable housing" and "enhance the availability of quality day care and retain/support children's health insurance."
  • Education Excerpt: Blake "will support public education by working to maintain or increase the state’s current share of funding of the cost of public education" and "achieve improved equity and fairness in the allocation of state funding for public education across economically diverse school districts."
  • Local Government Excerpt: Blake "will advance programs in support of local government that offer incentives for the regionalization of municipal services and land use planning" and "rovide incentives for energy and operational efficiencies for school districts and local government facilities."
  • Business Taxes Excerpt: Blake "will work toward tax reform policies that will require Mandatory Combined Reporting by PA corporatiosn and close the Delaware loophole" and "reduce the Corporate Net Income Tax to promote business investment."



See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2010

Blake defeated Charles Volpe, Christopher Doherty, Jim Wansacz, Joseph Corcoran, and Christopher Phillips in the May 18 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Frank Scavo in the November 2 general election.[4]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 22
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Blake (D) 49,299
Frank Scavo (R) 29,432

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for John Blake is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, John Blake raised a total of $869,908 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 6, 2013.[5]

John Blake's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 22 Not up for election $264,915
2010 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 22 Won $604,993
Grand Total Raised $869,908


John Blake was not up for election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, John Blake raised a total of $264,915.
Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Blake's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Association for Justice$6,250
Ppl Corp$5,150
Burns, Elizabeth A$5,000
Citizens for Hughes$5,000
Hughes, Michael$4,750
Total Raised in 2012$264,915
Source: Follow the Money


Blake raised $608,513 during the 2010 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Democratic State Senate Campaign Cmte $48,200
Boscov, Albert R $30,000
Citizens for Hughes $27,500
Burns, Elizabeth Anne $25,000
Williams for Senate $15,000


Blake and his wife Louise have two children, Vince and Katie.[7]

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Preceded by
Robert Mellow (D)
Pennsylvania State Senate District 22
Succeeded by