Kerry Benninghoff

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Kerry Benninghoff
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Pennsylvania State House District 171
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday01/14/1962
Place of birthLebanon County, PA
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kerry Benninghoff (b. January 14, 1962) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 171.

Benninghoff attended Penn State University from 1980 to 1981.

Benninghoff worked as a Carpenter for Frank Castamento Construction/self-employed from 1979 to 1989. He also worked for Mount Nittany Medical Centre as an Orderly from 1981 to 1989. From 1985 to 1991, he was Deputy Coroner. He then worked as Centre County Coroner from 1991 to 1996. Benninghoff worked as Supervisor for Mount Nittany Medical Centre from 1992 to 1996 as well. He has also worked for Bellefonte Medical Arts Center.

In 1997, Benninghoff joined the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He has served in that position since, representing the 171st District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Benninghoff ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 171. Benninghoff ran unopposed in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Christopher Lee (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1][2]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 171, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKerry Benninghoff Incumbent 65.1% 20,242
     Democratic Christopher Lee 34.9% 10,846
Total Votes 31,088

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Benninghoff won re-election to the 171st District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Pennsylvania State House, District 171
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kerry Benninghoff (R) 15,742 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Benninghoff won re-election to the 171st District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 21,897 votes, defeating Joanne Tosti-Vasey (11,659).[4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 171
Candidates Votes Percent
Kerry Benninghoff (R) Green check mark transparent.png 21,897 65.3%
Joanne Tosti-Vasey (D) 11,659 34.8%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Benninghoff received $34,365 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kerry Benninghoff's campaign in 2010
Pennsylvania Associated Builders & Contractors$1,000
Hawbaker, Daniel R$800
Pennsylvania Society Of Anesthesiologists$800
Penna Builders Assoc$700
Schleiden, Russell E$600
Total Raised in 2010 $34,365

Personal

Benninghoff and his wife, Michele, have eight children.

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