Justin Simmons

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Justin Simmons
Pennsylvania State House District 131
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sPolitical Science, St. Joseph's University, 2008
BirthdayAugust 26, 1986
Office website
Justin J. Simmons (b. August 26, 1986) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 131. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

In the May 18, 2010 primary, Simmons bested incumbent Karen Beyer. Beyer was the only incumbent Republican to lose a primary challenge in the May 18 elections.[1]


Simmons earned his B.A. in Political Science from St. Joseph's University in 2008. His professional experience includes working as a legislative aide for State Senators Rob Wonderling and Bob Mensch. He has also been active in the local Republican Party, serving as a committeeman for Leigh County and president of the Leigh Valley Young Republicans.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Health, Secretary
State Government


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



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Simmons ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 131. Simmons ran unopposed in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Kevin Deely (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 131, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJustin Simmons Incumbent 50.8% 14,301
     Democratic Kevin Deely 49.2% 13,872
Total Votes 28,173


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Simmons won election to District 131 in 2010. He defeated incumbent Karen Beyer 54.7-45.3% in the May 18, 2010 Republican primary.[5] Beyer was seeking her fourth term. Simmons defeated Democrat Mike Horton in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

District 131, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (Primary)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Justin Simmons 2,238 54.7%
Karen Beyer 1,853 45.3%
Pennsylvania State House, District 131
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Justin Simmons (R) 10,769 56.9%
Mike Horton (D) 8,156 43.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Justin Simmons is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Justin Simmons raised a total of $572,975 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[7]

Justin Simmons's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 131 Won $338,054
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 131 Won $234,921
Grand Total Raised $572,975


Justin Simmons won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Justin Simmons raised a total of $338,054.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Justin Simmons's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Republican Party$94,483
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania$64,825
Students First$9,500
Education Freedom Pac$8,146
Pennsylvania Future Fund$8,000
Total Raised in 2012$338,054
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Simmons raised a total of $234,921 in campaign funds.[8] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Republican Party $47,569
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $39,842
House Republican Campaign Cmte $13,000
Students First $7,500


Simmons is married to his wife, Erica.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Karen Beyer (R)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 131
Succeeded by