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John Yudichak
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Pennsylvania State Senate District 14
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
November 30, 2014
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1998-2010
Education
Bachelor'sThe Pennsylvania State University, 1993
Master'sThe Pennsylvania State University, 2004
Personal
BirthdayMay 1, 1970
Place of birthWilkes-Barre, PA
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John T. Yudichak (b. May 1, 1970) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Yudichak served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1998-2010.

Biography

Yudichak earned his B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University in 1993 and his M.A. in American Studies from Pennsylvania State University in 2004. His professional experience includes working as a Legislative Aide to Congressman Paul Kanjorski in 1994 and as the Director of Development at Osterhout Free Library from 1995 to 1998.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Environmental Resources & Energy, Minority Chair
Aging & Youth
Appropriations
Local Government
State Government
Joint Conservation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Severance tax

In April 2014, Yudichak supported a severance tax on Pennsylvania's natural gas industry against the Corbett administration's opposition. “Regrettably, the administration drew a line in the sand and said there will be no severance tax on natural gas,” said Yudichak in an interview. “That policy is shortsighted, in my view.”[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in that election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent John Yudichak was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Yudichak was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2010

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2010

Yudichak did not seek re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010 but won election to the District 14 State Senate seat. He defeated Tom Leighton in the May 18 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Stephen Urban and Libertarian Betsy Summers in the November 2 general election.[5]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 14
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Yudichak (D) 37,466
Stephen Urban (R) 26,212
Betsy Summers (L) 3,748

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Yudichak won re-election to the 119th District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the general election and received 19,438 votes.[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 119
Candidates Votes Percent
John T. Yudichak (D) Green check mark transparent.png 19,438 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for John Yudichak is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, John Yudichak raised a total of $1,261,462 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 6, 2013.[7]

John Yudichak's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $182,725
2010 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 14 Won $514,205
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 119 Won $93,124
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 119 Won $121,291
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 119 Won $122,612
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 119 Won $91,048
2000 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 119 Won $116,457
1998 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 119 Won $20,000
Grand Total Raised $1,261,462

2012

John Yudichak was not up for election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, John Yudichak raised a total of $182,725.
Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Yudichak's campaign in 2012
Ppl Corp$6,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$5,000
Pennsylvania Association for Justice$5,000
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania$4,050
Afscme Council 13$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$182,725
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Yudichak raised $513,205 during the 2010 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Cmte to Re-elect Mike Stack $46,000
Citizens for Hughes $32,000
Williams for Senate $20,500
Jay Costa for State Senate $20,000
Hassey, Raymond $18,000

Personal

Yudichak and his wife, Heather, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Raphael Musto (D)
Pennsylvania State Senate District 14
2010–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 119
1999–2010
Succeeded by
Gerald Mullery