Josh Shapiro

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Josh Shapiro
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Pennsylvania State House District 153
Former officeholder
In office
2005 - 2011
Base salary79,613/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Rochester, 1995
J.D.Georgetown University Law, 2002
Date of birth06/20/1973
Place of birthKansas City, MO
Office website
Josh Shapiro (b. June 20, 1973) was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 153. In 2005, Shapiro joined the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He resigned in December of 2011 after being elected Montgomery County Commissioner in November of 2011.[1] House Speaker Sam Smith (R) initially maintained that he was legally prohibited from scheduling the special election until the state had established new legislative redistricting maps. However, on February 29, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the special election could not wait and set the April 24 date. The ruling also mandated elections to fill five other vacancies.[2]

Shapiro earned his B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1995. He went on to receive his JD from Georgetown University Law in 2002.

Shapiro worked as a Legislative Assistant to United States Senator Carl Levin from 1995 to 1996. He then worked as Senior Advisor to United States Representative Peter Deutsch from 1996 to 1998 and as Senior Advisor to Senatro Robert Torricelli from 1998 to 1999. From 1999 to 2003, he was Chief of Staff for United States Representative Joe Hoeffel. He has worked as an attorney for Ballard, Spahr, Andrews and Ingersoll, Limited Liability Partnership since 2003.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Shapiro was appointed to these committees:


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



See also: Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 2014

Shapiro is considered a potential candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014, against Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett.[3]


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Shapiro won re-election to the 153rd District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and defeated Republican Tom Bogar in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Pennsylvania State House, District 153
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Josh Shapiro (D) 17,430 70.1%
Tom Bogar (R) 7,426 29.9%


On November 4, 2008, Shapiro won re-election to the 153rd District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 33,165 votes.[5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 153
Candidates Votes Percent
Josh Shapiro (D/R) Green check mark transparent.png 33,165 100.0%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Shapiro received $532,521 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]


Shapiro and his wife, Lori, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 153
Succeeded by
Madeleine Dean