|Pennsylvania State House District 144|
|2001 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||14|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Pennsylvania, 1967|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Watson served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Children & Youth, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Watson served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Aging & Older Adult Services|
|• Human Services|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Watson served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Aging & Older Adult Services|
|• Health & Human Services|
|• Liquor Control|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 144, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Katherine Watson Incumbent||100%||25,604|
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.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 144|
|Katherine Watson (R)||19,132||100.0%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 144|
|Katharine M. Watson (R)||22,549||64.8%|
|Mitchell B. Meyerson (D)||12,250||35.2%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Watson received $48,057 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Katherine Watson's campaign in 2010|
|Pennsylvania Medical Society||$2,050|
|Caterson, J Stevenson||$1,000|
|Block, Timothy M||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$48,057|
Watson and her husband, James Richard, have one child.
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- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Rep. Katherine Watson
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Pennsylvania Department of State, Official Primary Results
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 26, 2012
- 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- Official 2008 state house election results from the Pennsylvania Department of State
- Follow the Money - 2010 donations
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