Katherine Watson

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Katherine Watson
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Pennsylvania State House District 144
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pennsylvania, 1967
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Katherine Watson is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 144.

Watson earned her BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1967. She went on to attend the Master's Program in Guidance & Counseling at Villanova University.

Watson has worked in the following positions: Owner/Consultant of Coleraine Public Relations Consultants, High School English Teacher at Springfield High School in Delaware County, Deputy Administrator of Bucks County, and Director of Public Information of Bucks County.

Watson served on the Central Bucks School Board from 1985 to 1989. She then served as Township Supervisor from 1994 to 2000. In 2001, she joined the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She has served in that position since, representing the 144th District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Children & Youth, Chair
Rules
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Watson ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 144. Watson ran unopposed in the primary on April 24, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 144, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKatherine Watson Incumbent 100% 25,604
Total Votes 25,604

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Watson won re-election to the 144th District Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Pennsylvania State House, District 144
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Katherine Watson (R) 19,132 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Watson won re-election to the 144th District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She received 22,549 votes, defeating Democrat Mitchell Meyerson (12,250).[4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 144
Candidates Votes Percent
Katharine M. Watson (R) Green check mark transparent.png 22,549 64.8%
Mitchell B. Meyerson (D) 12,250 35.2%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Watson received $48,057 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Katherine Watson's campaign in 2010
Watson, James$2,883
Pennsylvania Medical Society$2,050
Caterson, J Stevenson$1,000
Block, Timothy M$1,000
Greenlee Partners$850
Total Raised in 2010 $48,057

Personal

Watson and her husband, James Richard, have one child.

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