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|Partisan = Republican
 
|Partisan = Republican
 
|Chamber = Pennsylvania House of Representatives
 
|Chamber = Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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|Type = [[Lower house]]
 
|Type = [[Lower house]]
 
|Term limit = [[State legislatures with term limits|None]]
 
|Term limit = [[State legislatures with term limits|None]]
|Next session = [[Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions|January 2, 2013]]
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|Next session = [[Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions|January 7, 2014]]
 
|Website = [http://www.house.state.pa.us/ Official House Page]
 
|Website = [http://www.house.state.pa.us/ Official House Page]
 
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|House speaker = [[Samuel Smith]], (R)
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|House speaker = {{State House Speaker|State=Pennsylvania}}
|Majority leader = [[Mike Turzai]], (R)
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|Majority leader = {{State House Majority Leader|State=Pennsylvania}}
|Minority leader = [[Frank Dermody]], (D)
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|Minority leader = {{State House Minority Leader|State=Pennsylvania}}
 
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|Members = 203
 
|Members = 203
|Political groups = [[Democratic Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=Pennsylvania House of Representatives|State=Pennsylvania|Party=Democratic}}) <br>[[Republican Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=Pennsylvania House of Representatives|State=Pennsylvania|Party=Republican}})
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|Political groups = <div>[[Democratic Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=Pennsylvania House of Representatives|State=Pennsylvania|Party=Democratic}})</div><div>[[Republican Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=Pennsylvania House of Representatives|State=Pennsylvania|Party=Republican}})</div>
 
|Term length = [[Length of terms of state representatives|2 years]]
 
|Term length = [[Length of terms of state representatives|2 years]]
 
|Authority = [[Article II, Pennsylvania Constitution|Art II, Pennsylvania Constitution]]
 
|Authority = [[Article II, Pennsylvania Constitution|Art II, Pennsylvania Constitution]]
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|Redistricting = [[Redistricting in Pennsylvania |Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission]]
 
|Redistricting = [[Redistricting in Pennsylvania |Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission]]
  
}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Pennsylvania House of Representatives''' is the [[lower house]] of the [[Pennsylvania Legislature]]. There are 203 members elected to a two-year term, in November of the even numbered years. Each member represents an average of [[Population represented by state legislators|62,573 residents]], as of the 2010 Census.<ref>[http://2010.census.gov/news/pdf/apport2010_table4.pdf Population in 2010 of the American states]</ref> After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately [[Population represented by state legislators|60,498 residents]].<ref>[http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t2/tables/tab01.pdf Population in 2000 of the American states]</ref> The House convenes at the State Capitol in [[Sunshinereview:Harrisburg, Pennsylvania|Harrisburg]] and each session begins on the first Tuesday on each January and each session ends on the discretion of the leadership of the House as each session end varies.  The Governor at any time can call a special session. <ref>[http://www.house.state.pa.us/session.cfm "Pennsylvania House of Representatives" About the Senate, March 13, 2009]</ref>
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}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Pennsylvania House of Representatives''' is the [[lower house]] of the [[Pennsylvania Legislature]]. There are 203 members elected to a two-year term, in November of the even numbered years. Each member represents an average of [[Population represented by state legislators|62,573 residents]], as of the 2010 Census.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-01.pdf ''census.gov'', "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref> After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately [[Population represented by state legislators|60,498 residents]].<ref>[http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t2/tables/tab01.pdf ''U.S. Census Bureau,'' "States Ranked by Population: 2000," April 2, 2001]</ref> The House convenes at the State Capitol in [[Harrisburg, Pennsylvania|Harrisburg]] and each session begins on the first Tuesday on each January and each session ends on the discretion of the leadership of the House as each session end varies.  The Governor at any time can call a special session.<ref>[http://www.house.state.pa.us/session.cfm ''Pennsylvania General Assembly'', "House Session Days," accessed June 6, 2014]</ref>
  
 
{{State trifecta status|state=Pennsylvania|control=Republican}}
 
{{State trifecta status|state=Pennsylvania|control=Republican}}
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::''See also: [[Pennsylvania State Legislature]], [[Pennsylvania State Senate]], [[Pennsylvania Governor]]''
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==Sessions==
 
==Sessions==
 
[[Article II, Pennsylvania Constitution| Article II of the Pennsylvania Constitution]] establishes when the [[Pennsylvania General Assembly]], of which the House of Representatives is a part, is to meet.  Section 4 of Article II states that the General Assembly is to convene its regular session on the first Tuesday of January each year.
 
[[Article II, Pennsylvania Constitution| Article II of the Pennsylvania Constitution]] establishes when the [[Pennsylvania General Assembly]], of which the House of Representatives is a part, is to meet.  Section 4 of Article II states that the General Assembly is to convene its regular session on the first Tuesday of January each year.
  
 
Section 4 gives the [[Governor of Pennsylvania]] the authority to convene special sessions of the General Assembly either when he judges a special session to be in the public interest, or when a majority of each legislative House requests a special session.
 
Section 4 gives the [[Governor of Pennsylvania]] the authority to convene special sessions of the General Assembly either when he judges a special session to be in the public interest, or when a majority of each legislative House requests a special session.
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===2014===
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::''See also: [[Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions]]''
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In 2014, the General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through November 30.
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====Major issues====
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Major issues during the 2014 legislative session include public pension reform and liquor privatization.<ref>[http://blog.pennlive.com/capitol-notebook/2014/01/pa_senate_prez_do_away_with_ob.html ''Penn Live'', "Pa. Senate Prez: Do away with 'obsolete, unsustainable' pensions or face budget crash: Friday Morning Coffee," January 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===2013===
 
===2013===
 
::''See also: [[Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions]]''
 
::''See also: [[Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions]]''
In 2013, the General Assembly will be in session from January 2 to a date to be determined.
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In 2013, the General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31.
  
 
==== Major issues====
 
==== Major issues====
Like many other states, Pennsylvania lawmakers will have to work on a budget deficit. Other issues include economic development, public pension reform, liquor privatization, and child abuse.<ref> [http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/pennsylvania-lawmakers-start-settling-in-668677/ ''Post-Gazette,'' "Pennsylvania lawmakers start settling in," January 2, 2013]</ref>
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Like many other states, Pennsylvania lawmakers had to work on the budget deficit. Other issues included economic development, public pension reform, liquor privatization, and child abuse.<ref>[http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/pennsylvania-lawmakers-start-settling-in-668677/ ''Post-Gazette'', "Pennsylvania lawmakers start settling in," January 2, 2013]</ref>
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In November 2013, the Pennsylvania state House and state Senate voted unanimously on a bill, which was signed by Gov. [[Tom Corbett]], to change the state’s unemployment compensation law. The bill closed a loophole that allowed a state employee to retire from his job and begin collecting benefits, only to be hired back as a part-time employee while also collecting unemployment compensation after leaving a previous job. While the law closed a triple-dipping loophole, the changes do not prevent double-dipping, in which a state employee retires, begins collecting pension benefits, and returns to work a part-time position.<ref>[http://www.thereporteronline.com/government-and-politics/20131103/triple-dipping-loophole-in-pa-unemployment-law-finally-closed ''The Reporter Online'', "Triple-dipping loophole in Pa. unemployment law finally closed," accessed December 6, 2013]</ref>
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In November 2013, the state House approved a gambling expansion bill by a vote of 102-96. The bill would allow Pennsylvania bars and taverns to conduct “small scale gambling” such as raffles and drawings for cash prizes. A similar bill was approved by the Senate in October 2013, but the House-passed bill must be agreed to before the measure becomes law. Proponents of the bill say the state could raise almost $156 million annually in tax revenue if as many as 2,000 bars and taverns accept it. Opponents of the legislation say the bill would not produce the promised revenue and would hurt families.<ref>[http://watchdog.org/116200/gambling-expansion-bill-heads-pennsylvania-senate/ ''WatchDog.org'', "Gambling expansion bill heads to Pennsylvania Senate," accessed December 9, 2013]</ref>
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In November 2013, a bill to raise gasoline taxes and registration fees for vehicles and drivers failed in the state House by a vote of 103-98. A second proposal was withdrawn after it became clear the bill would not have support to pass. The second bill, proposed by House majority leader [[Mike Turzai]], would spend $900 for deteriorating highways, mass transit systems, and bridges. A third proposal from state rep. [[Mike Hanna]] was not allowed a floor vote by Republican leaders. In June 2013, the state Senate passed a different transportation bill, totaling $2.5 billion, by a 45-5 margin, but the state House has not mustered enough support to bring the bill to the floor.<ref>[http://watchdog.org/116799/two-gop-backed-transportation-bills-fail-key-house-vote-dem-plan-blocked/ ''WatchDog.org'', "Going nowhere: Two GOP-backed transportation bills fail House vote; Dem plan blocked," accessed December 11, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions]]''
In 2011, the House will be in session from January 4 through a date to be determined by the General Assembly. <ref>[http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=21346 2011 Legislative Sessions Calendar, NCSL]</ref>
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In 2011, the House was in session from January 4 through November 30.<ref>[https://archive.today/sJzR ''National Conference of State Legislatures'', "2011 Legislative Sessions Calendar," accessed June 6, 2014](Archived)</ref>
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions]]''
In 2010, the House convened its [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions| legislative session]] on January 5, and it remained in session throughout the year.<ref>[http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=18630 2010 session dates for Pennsylvania legislature]</ref>
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In 2010, the House convened its [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions| legislative session]] on January 5, and it remained in session throughout the year.<ref>[https://archive.today/kc4C ''National Conference of State Legislatures'', "2010 session dates for Pennsylvania legislature," accessed June 6, 2014](Archived)</ref>
  
===Transparency===
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===Role in state budget===
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::''See also: [[Pennsylvania state budget]]''
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{{Pennsylvania budget process}}
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===Cost-benefit analyses===
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::''See also: [[Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative Cost-Benefit Study]]''
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{{Pew cost-benefit study|State=Pennsylvania|Rank=Middle}}
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==Ethics and transparency==
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===Following the Money report===
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{{Following the Money 2014 Report by State|State=Pennsylvania|Grade=B-|Score=82.5|Level=advancing}}
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===Open States Transparency===
 
{{Transparency card|State=Pennsylvania|Grade=C}}
 
{{Transparency card|State=Pennsylvania|Grade=C}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
  
===2012===
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{{PA House 2014}}
  
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===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
 
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives were held in [[Pennsylvania]] on [[State legislative elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. All '''203 seats''' were up for election.
 
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives were held in [[Pennsylvania]] on [[State legislative elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. All '''203 seats''' were up for election.
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The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections | signature filing deadline]] was February 14, 2012 and the [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections | primary date]] was April 24, 2012.
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During the [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012|2012 election]], the total value of contributions to the 410 House candidates was $33,351,949.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=PA&y=2012&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 2, 2014]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
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|-
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! colspan="2" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2012 Donors, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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|-
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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| Pennsylvania Republican Party
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| align="right" | $2,958,140
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| House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania
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| align="right" | $1,268,937
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| Pennsylvania Democratic Party
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| align="right" | $1,041,931
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| Pennsylvania State Education Association
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| align="right" | $839,259
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| Pennsylvania Association for Justice
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| align="right" | $729,300
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|-
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| Students First
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| align="right" | $597,175
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| Electrical Workers Local 98
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| align="right" | $370,946
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| Pennsylvania Future Fund
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| align="right" | $310,775
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| Afscme Council 13
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| align="right" | $229,100
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| Ppl Corp
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| align="right" | $226,914
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|}
  
 
The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6 general election.
 
The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6 general election.
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:: ''See also:  [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also:  [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
Elections for the office of [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives|Pennsylvania's House of Representatives]] were held in [[Pennsylvania]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. House elections were held in all 203 districts.
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Elections for the office of [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives|Pennsylvania's House of Representatives]] were held in [[Pennsylvania]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].   All '''203 seats''' were up for election.
  
The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 9, 2010. The primary election day was May 18, 2010.
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The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 9, 2010. The primary Election Day was May 18, 2010.
  
In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $35,488,143 in campaign contributions.  The top 10 donors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=PA&y=2010&f=H ''Follow the Money'': "Pennsylvania House 2010 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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During the [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010|2010 election]], the total value of contributions to the 444 House candidates was $36,502,678.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=PA&y=2010&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 2, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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| Laborers District Council
 
| Laborers District Council
 
| align="right" | $348,300
 
| align="right" | $348,300
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===2008===
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:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008]]''
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Elections for the office of [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives|Pennsylvania's House of Representatives]] were held in [[Pennsylvania]] on November 4, 2008.  All '''203 seats''' were up for election.
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The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 14, 2008. The primary Election Day was April 22, 2008.
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During the [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008|2008 election]], the total value of contributions to the 403 House candidates was $45,787,518.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=PA&y=2008&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2008 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 2, 2014]</ref>
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! colspan="2" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2008 Donors, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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| Pennsylvania Democratic Party
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| align="right" | $2,839,411
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| Pennsylvania Republican Party
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| align="right" | $1,884,029
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| House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania
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| align="right" | $1,594,259
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| House Democratic Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania
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| align="right" | $1,271,423
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| Pennsylvania Education Association
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| align="right" | $864,229
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| Laborers District Council of Philadelphia
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| align="right" | $658,850
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| Pennsylvania Association for Justice
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| align="right" | $541,632
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| Electrical Workers Local 98
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| align="right" | $471,783
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| Rendell for Governor
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| align="right" | $417,000
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| Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
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| align="right" | $387,440
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:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2006]]''
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Elections for the office of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on May 16, 2006 and a general election on November 7, 2006.  All '''203 seats''' were up for election.
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During the [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2006|2006 election]], the total value of contributions to the 531 House candidates was $50,730,125.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=PA&y=2006&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2006 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 2, 2014]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
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! colspan="2" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2006 Donors, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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| House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania
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| align="right" | $2,631,828
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| House Democratic Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania
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| align="right" | $2,300,714
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| Pennsylvania Democratic Party
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| align="right" | $2,261,825
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|-
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| Pennsylvania Republican Party
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| align="right" | $1,381,453
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| Pennsylvania Education Association
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| align="right" | $677,619
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| Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners
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| align="right" | $421,725
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| Laborers District Council of Philadelphia
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| align="right" | $407,100
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| Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
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| align="right" | $388,085
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| Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania
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| align="right" | $375,432
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| Electrical Workers Local 98
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| align="right" | $330,700
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|}
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:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2004]]''
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Elections for the office of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on April 27, 2004 and a general election on November 2, 2004.  All '''203 seats''' were up for election.
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During the [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2004|2004 election]], the total value of contributions to the 391 House candidates was $32,641,151.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=PA&y=2004&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2004 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 2, 2014]</ref>
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! colspan="2" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2004 Donors, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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| House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania
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| align="right" | $2,382,831
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|-
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| Pennsylvania Republican Party
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| align="right" | $1,079,115
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|-
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| House Democratic Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania
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| align="right" | $988,608
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|-
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| Pennsylvania Democratic Party
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| align="right" | $840,978
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|-
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| Pennsylvania Education Association
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| align="right" | $345,861
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|-
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| Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
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| align="right" | $331,775
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|-
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| Electrical Workers Local 98
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| align="right" | $270,370
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|-
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| Afscme Council 13
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| align="right" | $172,579
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|-
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| Pennsylvania Association of Realtors
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| align="right" | $161,867
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|-
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| Pennsylvania Future Fund
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| align="right" | $159,250
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|}
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===2002===
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:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2002]]''
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Elections for the office of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on May 21, 2002 and a general election on November 5, 2002.  All '''203 seats''' were up for election.
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During the [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2002|2002 election]], the total value of contributions to the 420 House candidates was $29,793,903.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=PA&y=2002&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2002 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 2, 2014]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
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! colspan="2" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2002 Donors, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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| House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania
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| align="right" | $1,892,821
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| Pennsylvania Democratic Party 
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| align="right" | $1,022,430
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|-
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| House Democratic Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania
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| align="right" | $975,761
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|-
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| Pennsylvania Republican Party
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| align="right" | $681,549
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|-
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| Warshawsky, Bruce J
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| align="right" | $370,739
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|-
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| David Millner Group
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| align="right" | $341,032
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|-
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| Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers 
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| align="right" | $294,675
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|-
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| Pennsylvania State Education Association
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| align="right" | $270,563
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| Rendell for Governor
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| align="right" | $222,967
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|-
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| Cmte for a Better Tomorrow
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| align="right" | $182,500
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|}
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:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2000]]''
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Elections for the office of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on April 4, 2000 and a general election on November 7, 2000.  All '''203 seats''' were up for election.
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During the [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2000|2000 election]], the total value of contributions to the 395 House candidates was $24,838,142.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=PA&y=2000&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2000 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 2, 2014]</ref>
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! colspan="2" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2000 Donors, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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| House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania
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| align="right" | $3,655,640
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|-
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| House Democratic Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania 
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| align="right" | $1,568,617
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|-
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| Pennsylvania Republican Party
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| align="right" | $608,233
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|-
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| Pennsylvania State Education Association
 +
| align="right" | $313,656
 +
|-
 +
| Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers 
 +
| align="right" | $265,925
 +
|-
 +
| Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte
 +
| align="right" | $234,500
 +
|-
 +
| Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry
 +
| align="right" | $163,400
 +
|-
 +
| National Republican Congressional Cmte
 +
| align="right" | $160,000
 +
|-
 +
| Pennsylvanians for Effective Government-Peg
 +
| align="right" | $139,000
 +
|-
 +
| Afscme Council 13
 +
| align="right" | $135,545
  
 
|}
 
|}
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:: ''See also: [[How vacancies are filled in state legislatures]]''{{Vacancies map}}
 
:: ''See also: [[How vacancies are filled in state legislatures]]''{{Vacancies map}}
  
If there is a vacancy in the House, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat.  The Speaker of the House is responsible for calling an election.  There are no deadlines set in the [[Pennsylvania Constitution|state constitution]] on when a special election can be held<ref>[http://sites.state.pa.us/PA_Constitution.html ''State of Pennsylvania'' "Pennsylvania Constitution"](Referenced Section, Article II, Section 2)</ref>.
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If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat.  The Speaker of the House is responsible for calling an election.  There are no deadlines set in the [[Pennsylvania Constitution|state constitution]] on when a special election can be held.<ref>[http://sites.state.pa.us/PA_Constitution.html ''State of Pennsylvania'', "Pennsylvania Constitution," accessed December 18, 2013](Referenced Section, Article II, Section 2)</ref>
  
 
==Redistricting==
 
==Redistricting==
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===2010 census===
 
===2010 census===
Pennsylvania received its local census data on March 9, 2011.  The state had a low 3.4 percent growth rate from 2000-2010. The five most populous cities showed mostly stagnation: Philadelphia grew by 0.6 percent, Pittsburgh decreased by 8.6 percent, Allentown grew by 10.7 percent, Erie decreased by 1.9 percent, and Reading grew by 8.5 percent. By county, the major standout was Forest County with a 56 percent rate of growth.<ref>[http://2010.census.gov/news/releases/operations/cb11-cn74.html ''U.S. Census Bureau'', "U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Pennsylvania's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting," March 9, 2011. Retrieved August 20, 2012.]</ref>
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Pennsylvania received its local census data on March 9, 2011.  The state had a low 3.4 percent growth rate from 2000-2010. The five most populous cities showed mostly stagnation: Philadelphia grew by 0.6 percent, Pittsburgh decreased by 8.6 percent, Allentown grew by 10.7 percent, Erie decreased by 1.9 percent, and Reading grew by 8.5 percent. By county, the major standout was Forest County with a 56 percent rate of growth.<ref>[https://www.census.gov/2010census/news/releases/operations/cb11-cn74.html ''Census.gov'', "U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Pennsylvania's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting," March 9, 2011]</ref>
  
 
On August 17, 2011, the Commission approved the census data and went to work on a preliminary map, which it passed on October 31, 2011 by a vote of 3-2.  Democrats were not happy with the plan or the negotiation process. Final maps were approved on December 12, 2011 by a 4-1 vote, moving a Senate district and five House districts from west to east.  There was a 30-day window to file appeals, of which 11 were filed.  The state Supreme Court threw out the maps on January 25, 2012 after appeals were heard.
 
On August 17, 2011, the Commission approved the census data and went to work on a preliminary map, which it passed on October 31, 2011 by a vote of 3-2.  Democrats were not happy with the plan or the negotiation process. Final maps were approved on December 12, 2011 by a 4-1 vote, moving a Senate district and five House districts from west to east.  There was a 30-day window to file appeals, of which 11 were filed.  The state Supreme Court threw out the maps on January 25, 2012 after appeals were heard.
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===Leadership===
 
===Leadership===
The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body. <ref>[http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/member_information/house/officers.cfm Pennsylvania House Leadership]</ref>
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The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body.<ref>[http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/member_information/house/officers.cfm ''Pennsylvania House of Representatives'', "Officers of the House," accessed June 6, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====Current leadership====
 
====Current leadership====
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Party
 
!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Party
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State Speaker of the House]] || [[Samuel Smith (Pennsylvania)|Samuel Smith]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State Speaker of the House]] || {{State House Speaker|State=Pennsylvania|Table=Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Majority Floor Leader]] || [[Mike Turzai]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State House Majority Floor Leader]] || {{State House Majority Leader|State=Pennsylvania|Table=Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[State House Majority Whip]] || [[Stanley Saylor]] || {{red dot}}
 
| [[State House Majority Whip]] || [[Stanley Saylor]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State House Majority Caucus Secretary]] || [[Mike Vereb]] || {{red dot}}
 
| [[State House Majority Caucus Secretary]] || [[Mike Vereb]] || {{red dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Minority Floor Leader]] || [[Frank Dermody]] || {{blue dot}}
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| [[State House Minority Floor Leader]] || {{State House Minority Leader|State=Pennsylvania|Table=Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[State House Minority Whip]] || [[Michael Hanna, Sr.]] || {{blue dot}}
 
| [[State House Minority Whip]] || [[Michael Hanna, Sr.]] || {{blue dot}}
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===List of current members===
 
===List of current members===
  
{| class="wikitable collapsible sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
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{| class="wikitable collapsible sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:500px;collapsible=Y;"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="4" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |'''Current members, Pennsylvania House of Representatives  
 
! colspan="4" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |'''Current members, Pennsylvania House of Representatives  
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! style="background-color:#666; color: white;" | Assumed office
 
! style="background-color:#666; color: white;" | Assumed office
 
|-
 
|-
| width="70px" | 1
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| width="70px" | [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 1|1]]
 
| width="150px" | [[Patrick Harkins]]
 
| width="150px" | [[Patrick Harkins]]
 
| width="100px" | {{Blue dot}}
 
| width="100px" | {{Blue dot}}
 
| width="150px" | 2007
 
| width="150px" | 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 2
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 2|2]]
 
| [[Florindo Fabrizio]]  
 
| [[Florindo Fabrizio]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
|  2003
 
|  2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 3
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 3|3]]
 
| [[Ryan Bizzarro]]  
 
| [[Ryan Bizzarro]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 4
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 4|4]]
 
| [[Curtis Sonney]]  
 
| [[Curtis Sonney]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 5
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 5|5]]
 
| [[Greg Lucas]]  
 
| [[Greg Lucas]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2013  
 
| 2013  
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 6
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 6|6]]
 
| [[Bradley Roae]]  
 
| [[Bradley Roae]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 7
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 7|7]]
 
| [[Mark Longietti]]  
 
| [[Mark Longietti]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 8
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 8|8]]
 
| [[Richard Stevenson]]  
 
| [[Richard Stevenson]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 9
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 9|9]]
 
| [[Chris Sainato]]  
 
| [[Chris Sainato]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1995
 
| 1995
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 10
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 10|10]]
 
| [[Jaret Gibbons]]  
 
| [[Jaret Gibbons]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
|11
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 11|11]]
| [[Brian Ellis]]  
+
| [[Brian Ellis (Pennsylvania)|Brian Ellis]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 12
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 12|12]]
 
| [[Daryl Metcalfe]]
 
| [[Daryl Metcalfe]]
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1999
 
| 1999
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 13  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 13|13]]
 
| [[John Lawrence]]  
 
| [[John Lawrence]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 14  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 14|14]]
 
| [[Jim Marshall]]  
 
| [[Jim Marshall]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
| 15  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 15|15]]
 
| [[Jim Christiana]]  
 
| [[Jim Christiana]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 16  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 16|16]]
 
| [[Robert Matzie]]  
 
| [[Robert Matzie]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 17  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 17|17]]
 
| [[Michele Brooks]]  
 
| [[Michele Brooks]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 18  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 18|18]]
 
| [[Gene DiGirolamo]]  
 
| [[Gene DiGirolamo]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1995
 
| 1995
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 19  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 19|19]]
 
| [[Jake Wheatley, Jr.]]  
 
| [[Jake Wheatley, Jr.]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 20  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 20|20]]
 
| [[Adam Ravenstahl]]
 
| [[Adam Ravenstahl]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2010
 
| 2010
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 21  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 21|21]]
 
| [[Dominic Costa]]  
 
| [[Dominic Costa]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 22  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 22|22]]
 
| [[Erin Molchany]]
 
| [[Erin Molchany]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 23  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 23|23]]
 
| [[Dan Frankel]]  
 
| [[Dan Frankel]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1999
 
| 1999
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 24  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 24|24]]
 
| [[Edward Gainey]]  
 
| [[Edward Gainey]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 25  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 25|25]]
 
| [[Joseph Markosek]]  
 
| [[Joseph Markosek]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1983
 
| 1983
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 26  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 26|26]]
 
| [[Timothy Hennessey]]  
 
| [[Timothy Hennessey]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1993
 
| 1993
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 27  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 27|27]]
 
| [[Daniel Deasy, Jr.]]  
 
| [[Daniel Deasy, Jr.]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 28  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 28|28]]
 
| [[Mike Turzai]]  
 
| [[Mike Turzai]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 29  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 29|29]]
 
| [[Bernard O'Neill]]  
 
| [[Bernard O'Neill]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 30  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 30|30]]
 
| [[Hal English]]  
 
| [[Hal English]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 31  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 31|31]]
 
| [[Steve Santarsiero]]  
 
| [[Steve Santarsiero]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 32  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 32|32]]
| [[Anthony DeLuca]]  
+
| [[Anthony DeLuca, Pennsylvania Representative|Anthony DeLuca]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
| 2003
+
| 1983
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 33  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 33|33]]
 
| [[Frank Dermody]]  
 
| [[Frank Dermody]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1991
 
| 1991
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 34  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 34|34]]
 
| [[Paul Costa]]  
 
| [[Paul Costa]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1999
 
| 1999
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 35  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 35|35]]
 
| [[Marc Gergely]]  
 
| [[Marc Gergely]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 36  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 36|36]]
 
| [[Harry Readshaw, III]]  
 
| [[Harry Readshaw, III]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1995
 
| 1995
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 37  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 37|37]]
 
| [[Mindy Fee]]  
 
| [[Mindy Fee]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 38  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 38|38]]
 
| [[William Kortz, II]]  
 
| [[William Kortz, II]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 39  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 39|39]]
 
| [[Rick Saccone]]  
 
| [[Rick Saccone]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 40  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 40|40]]
 
| [[John Maher]]  
 
| [[John Maher]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1997
 
| 1997
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 41  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 41|41]]
 
| [[Ryan Aument]]  
 
| [[Ryan Aument]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 42  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 42|42]]
| [[Dan Miller (Pennsylvania)]]  
+
| [[Dan Miller (Pennsylvania)|Dan Miller]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 43  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 43|43]]
 
| [[Keith Greiner]]  
 
| [[Keith Greiner]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 44  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 44|44]]
 
| [[T. Mark Mustio]]  
 
| [[T. Mark Mustio]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 45  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 45|45]]
 
| [[Nick Kotik]]  
 
| [[Nick Kotik]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 46  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 46|46]]
 
| [[Jesse White, Pennsylvania Representative|Jesse White]]  
 
| [[Jesse White, Pennsylvania Representative|Jesse White]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 47  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 47|47]]
 
| [[Keith Gillespie]]  
 
| [[Keith Gillespie]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 48  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 48|48]]
 
| [[Brandon Neuman]]  
 
| [[Brandon Neuman]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 49  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 49|49]]
 
| [[Peter Daley, II]]  
 
| [[Peter Daley, II]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1983  
 
| 1983  
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 50  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 50|50]]
 
| [[Pam Snyder]]  
 
| [[Pam Snyder]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 51  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 51|51]]
| [[Tim Mahoney]]  
+
| [[Tim Mahoney, Pennsylvania Representative|Tim Mahoney]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 52  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 52|52]]
 
| [[Deberah Kula]]  
 
| [[Deberah Kula]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 53  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 53|53]]
 
| [[Robert Godshall]]  
 
| [[Robert Godshall]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1983
 
| 1983
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 54  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 54|54]]
 
| [[Eli Evankovich]]  
 
| [[Eli Evankovich]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 55  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 55|55]]
 
| [[Joseph Petrarca]]  
 
| [[Joseph Petrarca]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1995
 
| 1995
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 56  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 56|56]]
 
| [[George Dunbar]]  
 
| [[George Dunbar]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 57  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 57|57]]
 
| [[Tim Krieger]]  
 
| [[Tim Krieger]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 58  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 58|58]]
 
| [[R. Ted Harhai]]  
 
| [[R. Ted Harhai]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1999
 
| 1999
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 59  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 59|59]]
 
| [[Mike Reese]]  
 
| [[Mike Reese]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 60  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 60|60]]
 
| [[Jeffrey Pyle]]  
 
| [[Jeffrey Pyle]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 61  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 61|61]]
 
| [[Catherine Harper]]  
 
| [[Catherine Harper]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 62  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 62|62]]
 
| [[Dave Reed]]  
 
| [[Dave Reed]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 63  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 63|63]]
 
| [[Donna Oberlander]]  
 
| [[Donna Oberlander]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 64  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 64|64]]
 
| [[R. Lee James]]  
 
| [[R. Lee James]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 65  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 65|65]]
 
| [[Kathy Rapp]]  
 
| [[Kathy Rapp]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 66  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 66|66]]
| [[Samuel Smith]]  
+
| [[Samuel Smith (Pennsylvania)|Samuel Smith]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
| 1997
+
| 1987
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 67  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 67|67]]
 
| [[Martin Causer]]  
 
| [[Martin Causer]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 68  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 68|68]]
 
| [[Matthew Baker]]  
 
| [[Matthew Baker]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1993
 
| 1993
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 69  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 69|69]]
 
| [[Carl Metzgar]]  
 
| [[Carl Metzgar]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 70  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 70|70]]
 
| [[Matthew Bradford]]  
 
| [[Matthew Bradford]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 71  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 71|71]]
 
| [[Bryan Barbin]]  
 
| [[Bryan Barbin]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 72  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 72|72]]
 
| [[Frank Burns]]  
 
| [[Frank Burns]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 73  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 73|73]]
 
| [[Gary Haluska]]  
 
| [[Gary Haluska]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1995  
 
| 1995  
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 74  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 74|74]]
 
| [[Thomas Sankey]]  
 
| [[Thomas Sankey]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 75  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 75|75]]
 
| [[Matt Gabler]]  
 
| [[Matt Gabler]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 76  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 76|76]]
 
| [[Michael Hanna, Sr.]]  
 
| [[Michael Hanna, Sr.]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1991
 
| 1991
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 77  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 77|77]]
 
| [[H. Scott Conklin]]  
 
| [[H. Scott Conklin]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 78  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 78|78]]
| [[Dick Hess]]  
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| [[Jesse Topper]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
| 1987
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| 2014
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 79  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 79|79]]
| [[John McGinnis]]  
+
| [[John McGinnis (Pennsylvania)|John McGinnis]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 80  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 80|80]]
 
| [[Jerry Stern]]  
 
| [[Jerry Stern]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1993
 
| 1993
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 81  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 81|81]]
 
| [[Michael Fleck]]  
 
| [[Michael Fleck]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 82  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 82|82]]
 
| [[C. Adam Harris]]  
 
| [[C. Adam Harris]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 83  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 83|83]]
 
| [[Richard Mirabito]]  
 
| [[Richard Mirabito]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 84  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 84|84]]
 
| [[Garth Everett]]  
 
| [[Garth Everett]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 85  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 85|85]]
 
| [[Fred Keller]]  
 
| [[Fred Keller]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 86  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 86|86]]
 
| [[Mark Keller]]  
 
| [[Mark Keller]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 87  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 87|87]]
 
| [[Glen Grell]]  
 
| [[Glen Grell]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 88  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 88|88]]
 
| [[Sheryl Delozier]]  
 
| [[Sheryl Delozier]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2008
 
| 2008
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 89  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 89|89]]
 
| [[Rob Kauffman]]  
 
| [[Rob Kauffman]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 90  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 90|90]]
 
| [[Todd Rock]]  
 
| [[Todd Rock]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 91  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 91|91]]
 
| [[Dan Moul]]  
 
| [[Dan Moul]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 92  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 92|92]]
 
| [[Mike Regan]]  
 
| [[Mike Regan]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 93  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 93|93]]
| [[Ronald Miller]]  
+
| [[Ron Miller (Pennsylvania)|Ronald Miller]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1999
 
| 1999
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 94  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 94|94]]
 
| [[Stanley Saylor]]  
 
| [[Stanley Saylor]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1993
 
| 1993
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 95  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 95|95]]
 
| [[Kevin Schreiber]]  
 
| [[Kevin Schreiber]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 96  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 96|96]]
 
| [[P. Michael Sturla]]  
 
| [[P. Michael Sturla]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1991
 
| 1991
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 97  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 97|97]]
 
| [[Steven Mentzer]]  
 
| [[Steven Mentzer]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 98  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 98|98]]
 
| [[David Hickernell]]  
 
| [[David Hickernell]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 99  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 99|99]]
 
| [[Gordon Denlinger]]  
 
| [[Gordon Denlinger]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 100  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 100|100]]
 
| [[Bryan Cutler]]  
 
| [[Bryan Cutler]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 101  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 101|101]]
 
| [[Mauree Gingrich]]  
 
| [[Mauree Gingrich]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 102  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 102|102]]
 
| [[RoseMarie Swanger]]  
 
| [[RoseMarie Swanger]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 103  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 103|103]]
 
| [[Patty Kim]]  
 
| [[Patty Kim]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 104  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 104|104]]
 
| [[Susan Helm]]  
 
| [[Susan Helm]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 105  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 105|105]]
 
| [[Ronald Marsico]]  
 
| [[Ronald Marsico]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1989
 
| 1989
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 106  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 106|106]]
 
| [[John Payne]]  
 
| [[John Payne]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 107  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 107|107]]
 
| [[Kurt Masser]]  
 
| [[Kurt Masser]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 108  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 108|108]]
 
| [[Lynda Schlegel-Culver]]  
 
| [[Lynda Schlegel-Culver]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 109  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 109|109]]
 
| [[David Millard]]  
 
| [[David Millard]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 110  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 110|110]]
 
| [[Tina Pickett]]  
 
| [[Tina Pickett]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 111  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 111|111]]
 
| [[Sandra Major]]  
 
| [[Sandra Major]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1995
 
| 1995
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 112  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 112|112]]
 
| [[Kevin Haggerty]]  
 
| [[Kevin Haggerty]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 113  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 113|113]]
 
| [[Martin Flynn]]  
 
| [[Martin Flynn]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 114  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 114|114]]
 
| [[Sid Michaels Kavulich]]  
 
| [[Sid Michaels Kavulich]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 115  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 115|115]]
 
| [[Frank Farina]]  
 
| [[Frank Farina]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 116  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 116|116]]
 
| [[Tarah Toohil]]  
 
| [[Tarah Toohil]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 117  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 117|117]]
 
| [[Karen Boback]]  
 
| [[Karen Boback]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 118  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 118|118]]
 
| [[Mike Carroll]]  
 
| [[Mike Carroll]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 119  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 119|119]]
 
| [[Gerald Mullery]]  
 
| [[Gerald Mullery]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 120  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 120|120]]
 
| [[Phyllis Mundy]]  
 
| [[Phyllis Mundy]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1991
 
| 1991
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 121  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 121|121]]
 
| [[Eddie Day Pashinski]]  
 
| [[Eddie Day Pashinski]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 122  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 122|122]]
 
| [[Doyle Heffley]]  
 
| [[Doyle Heffley]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 123  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 123|123]]
 
| [[Neal Goodman]]  
 
| [[Neal Goodman]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 124  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 124|124]]
 
| [[Jerry Knowles]]  
 
| [[Jerry Knowles]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 125  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 125|125]]
 
| [[Mike Tobash]]  
 
| [[Mike Tobash]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 126  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 126|126]]
 
| [[Mark Rozzi]]  
 
| [[Mark Rozzi]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 127  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 127|127]]
 
| [[Thomas Caltagirone]]  
 
| [[Thomas Caltagirone]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1977
 
| 1977
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 128  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 128|128]]
 
| [[Mark Gillen]]  
 
| [[Mark Gillen]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 129  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 129|129]]
 
| [[Jim Cox]]  
 
| [[Jim Cox]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 130  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 130|130]]
 
| [[David Maloney]]  
 
| [[David Maloney]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 131  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 131|131]]
 
| [[Justin Simmons]]  
 
| [[Justin Simmons]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 132  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 132|132]]
 
| [[Michael Schlossberg]]  
 
| [[Michael Schlossberg]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 133  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 133|133]]
 
| [[Daniel McNeill]]  
 
| [[Daniel McNeill]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 134  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 134|134]]
 
| [[Ryan Mackenzie]]
 
| [[Ryan Mackenzie]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 135  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 135|135]]
 
| [[Steve Samuelson]]  
 
| [[Steve Samuelson]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1999
 
| 1999
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 136  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 136|136]]
 
| [[Robert Freeman]]  
 
| [[Robert Freeman]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1999
 
| 1999
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 137  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 137|137]]
 
| [[Joe Emrick]]  
 
| [[Joe Emrick]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 138  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 138|138]]
 
| [[Marcia Hahn]]  
 
| [[Marcia Hahn]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 139  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 139|139]]
 
| [[Michael Peifer]]  
 
| [[Michael Peifer]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 140  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 140|140]]
 
| [[John Galloway]]  
 
| [[John Galloway]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 141  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 141|141]]
 
| [[Tina Davis]]  
 
| [[Tina Davis]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 142  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 142|142]]
 
| [[Frank Farry]]  
 
| [[Frank Farry]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 143  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 143|143]]
 
| [[Marguerite Quinn]]  
 
| [[Marguerite Quinn]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 144  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 144|144]]
 
| [[Katherine Watson]]  
 
| [[Katherine Watson]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 145  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 145|145]]
 
| [[Paul Clymer]]  
 
| [[Paul Clymer]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1981
 
| 1981
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 146  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 146|146]]
 
| [[Mark Painter]]  
 
| [[Mark Painter]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 147  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 147|147]]
 
| [[Marcy Toepel]]
 
| [[Marcy Toepel]]
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 148  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 148|148]]
 
| [[Mary Jo Daley]]  
 
| [[Mary Jo Daley]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 149  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 149|149]]
 
| [[Tim Briggs]]  
 
| [[Tim Briggs]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 150  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 150|150]]
 
| [[Mike Vereb]]  
 
| [[Mike Vereb]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 151  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 151|151]]
 
| [[Todd Stephens]]  
 
| [[Todd Stephens]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 152  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 152|152]]
 
| [[Thomas Murt]]  
 
| [[Thomas Murt]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 153  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 153|153]]
 
| [[Madeleine Dean]]
 
| [[Madeleine Dean]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 154  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 154|154]]
 
| [[Steve McCarter]]  
 
| [[Steve McCarter]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 155  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 155|155]]
 
| [[Becky Corbin]]  
 
| [[Becky Corbin]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 156  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 156|156]]
 
| [[Dan Truitt]]  
 
| [[Dan Truitt]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 157  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 157|157]]
 
| [[Warren Kampf]]  
 
| [[Warren Kampf]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 158  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 158|158]]
 
| [[Chris Ross]]  
 
| [[Chris Ross]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1997
 
| 1997
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 159  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 159|159]]
 
| [[Thaddeus Kirkland]]  
 
| [[Thaddeus Kirkland]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1993
 
| 1993
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 160  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 160|160]]
 
| [[Stephen Barrar]]  
 
| [[Stephen Barrar]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1997
 
| 1997
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 161  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 161|161]]
 
| [[Joe Hackett]]
 
| [[Joe Hackett]]
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 162  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 162|162]]
 
| [[Nick Miccarelli]]  
 
| [[Nick Miccarelli]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 163  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 163|163]]
 
| [[Nicholas Micozzie]]  
 
| [[Nicholas Micozzie]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1979
 
| 1979
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 164  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 164|164]]
 
| [[Margo Davidson]]
 
| [[Margo Davidson]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 165  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 165|165]]
 
| [[William Adolph, Jr.]]  
 
| [[William Adolph, Jr.]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1989
 
| 1989
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 166  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 166|166]]
 
| [[Gregory Vitali]]  
 
| [[Gregory Vitali]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1993
 
| 1993
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 167  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 167|167]]
 
| [[Duane Milne]]  
 
| [[Duane Milne]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 168  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 168|168]]
 
| [[Thomas Killion]]  
 
| [[Thomas Killion]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 169  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 169|169]]
 
| [[Edward Neilson]]
 
| [[Edward Neilson]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 170  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 170|170]]
 
| [[Brendan Boyle]]  
 
| [[Brendan Boyle]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 171  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 171|171]]
 
| [[Kerry Benninghoff]]  
 
| [[Kerry Benninghoff]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1997
 
| 1997
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 172  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 172|172]]
 
| [[Kevin Boyle]]  
 
| [[Kevin Boyle]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 173  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 173|173]]
 
| [[Michael McGeehan]]  
 
| [[Michael McGeehan]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1991
 
| 1991
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 174  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 174|174]]
 
| [[John Sabatina, Jr.]]  
 
| [[John Sabatina, Jr.]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 175  
+
| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 175|175]]
| [[Michael O'Brien]]  
+
| [[Michael O'Brien, Pennsylvania Representative|Michael O'Brien]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
| 2005
+
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 176  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 176|176]]
 
| [[Mario Scavello]]  
 
| [[Mario Scavello]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 177  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 177|177]]
 
| [[John Taylor]]  
 
| [[John Taylor]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1985
 
| 1985
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 178  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 178|178]]
 
| [[Scott Petri]]  
 
| [[Scott Petri]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 179  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 179|179]]
 
| [[James Clay]]  
 
| [[James Clay]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 180  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 180|180]]
 
| [[Angel Cruz]]  
 
| [[Angel Cruz]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 181  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 181|181]]
 
| [[W. Curtis Thomas]]  
 
| [[W. Curtis Thomas]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1989   
 
| 1989   
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 182  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 182|182]]
 
| [[Brian Sims]]  
 
| [[Brian Sims]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 183  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 183|183]]
 
| [[Julie Harhart]]  
 
| [[Julie Harhart]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 1995
 
| 1995
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 184  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 184|184]]
 
| [[William Keller]]  
 
| [[William Keller]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1993
 
| 1993
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 185  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 185|185]]
 
| [[Maria Donatucci]]
 
| [[Maria Donatucci]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 186  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 186|186]]
 
| [[Jordan Harris]]
 
| [[Jordan Harris]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 187  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 187|187]]
 
| [[Gary Day]]  
 
| [[Gary Day]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2009  
 
| 2009  
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 188  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 188|188]]
 
| [[James Roebuck, Jr.]]  
 
| [[James Roebuck, Jr.]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1985  
 
| 1985  
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 189  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 189|189]]
 
| [[Rosemary Brown]]  
 
| [[Rosemary Brown]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011  
 
| 2011  
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 190  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 190|190]]
 
| [[Vanessa Lowery Brown]]  
 
| [[Vanessa Lowery Brown]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2009  
 
| 2009  
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 191  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 191|191]]
 
| [[Ronald Waters]]  
 
| [[Ronald Waters]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1999  
 
| 1999  
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 192  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 192|192]]
 
| [[Louise Williams Bishop]]  
 
| [[Louise Williams Bishop]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1989
 
| 1989
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 193  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 193|193]]
 
| [[Will Tallman]]  
 
| [[Will Tallman]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 194  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 194|194]]
 
| [[Pamela Delissio]]  
 
| [[Pamela Delissio]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2011  
 
| 2011  
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 195  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 195|195]]
 
| [[Michelle Brownlee]]  
 
| [[Michelle Brownlee]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2011  
 
| 2011  
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 196  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 196|196]]
 
| [[Seth Grove]]  
 
| [[Seth Grove]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 197  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 197|197]]
 
| [[J.P. Miranda]]
 
| [[J.P. Miranda]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 198  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 198|198]]
 
| [[Rosita Youngblood]]  
 
| [[Rosita Youngblood]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1995
 
| 1995
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 199  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 199|199]]
| [[Stephen Bloom]]  
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| [[Stephen Bloom, Pennsylvania|Stephen Bloom]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| {{Red dot}}  
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 200  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 200|200]]
 
| [[Cherelle Parker]]  
 
| [[Cherelle Parker]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 201  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 201|201]]
 
| [[Stephen Kinsey]]  
 
| [[Stephen Kinsey]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 202  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 202|202]]
 
| [[Mark Cohen]]  
 
| [[Mark Cohen]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
| 1974   
 
| 1974   
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 203  
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| [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 203|203]]
 
| [[Dwight Evans]]  
 
| [[Dwight Evans]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}  
 
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===Partisan balance 1992-2013===
 
===Partisan balance 1992-2013===
 
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::''See also: [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]] and [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Pennsylvania]]''
 
[[File:Pennsylvania legislature pie chart 1992-2013.png|thumb|Partisan breakdown of the Pennsylvania legislature from 1992-2013]]
 
[[File:Pennsylvania legislature pie chart 1992-2013.png|thumb|Partisan breakdown of the Pennsylvania legislature from 1992-2013]]
 
From 1992-2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives for seven years while the Republicans were the majority for 15 years. Pennsylvania was under Republican [[trifectas]] for the final three years of the study.
 
From 1992-2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives for seven years while the Republicans were the majority for 15 years. Pennsylvania was under Republican [[trifectas]] for the final three years of the study.
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Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.
 
Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.
  
Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states have divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.
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Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states had divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.
 
   
 
   
 
The chart below shows the partisan composition of the [[Governor of Pennsylvania|Office of the Governor of Pennsylvania]], the [[Pennsylvania State Senate]] and the [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives]] from 1992-2013.
 
The chart below shows the partisan composition of the [[Governor of Pennsylvania|Office of the Governor of Pennsylvania]], the [[Pennsylvania State Senate]] and the [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives]] from 1992-2013.
 
[[File:Partisan composition of Pennsylvania state government(1992-2013).PNG]]
 
[[File:Partisan composition of Pennsylvania state government(1992-2013).PNG]]
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====SQLI and partisanship====
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The chart below depicts the partisanship of Pennsylvania state government and the state's SQLI ranking for the years studied. For the SQLI, the states were ranked from 1-50, with 1 being the best and 50 the worst. Pennsylvania had a Democratic trifecta in 1993, but switched two years later to a Republican trifecta that lasted from 1995-2002. The state had a divided government for many years until a Republican trifecta returned in 2011. Pennsylvania's worst SQLI ranking, finishing 30th, occurred in 1994 during a divided government and in 2012 during a Republican trifecta. The state's best ranking, finishing 19th, occurred from 1999-2000 during a Republican trifecta and again in 2004 during a divided government.
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*SQLI average with Democratic trifecta: 25.00
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*SQLI average with Republican trifecta: 23.70
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[[File:Pennsylvania SQLI visualization.PNG|thumb|center|1000px|Chart displaying the partisanship of Pennsylvania government from 1992-2013 and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI).]]
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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General Information
Type:   Lower house
Term limits:   None
2014 session start:   January 7, 2014
Website:   Official House Page
Leadership
House Speaker:  Samuel Smith (R)
Majority Leader:   Mike Turzai (R)
Minority leader:   Frank Dermody (D)
Structure
Members:  203
  
Length of term:   2 years
Authority:   Art II, Pennsylvania Constitution
Salary:   $82,026/year + per diem
Elections
Last Election:  November 6, 2012 (203 seats)
Next election:  November 4, 2014 (203 seats)
Redistricting:  Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is the lower house of the Pennsylvania Legislature. There are 203 members elected to a two-year term, in November of the even numbered years. Each member represents an average of 62,573 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 60,498 residents.[2] The House convenes at the State Capitol in Harrisburg and each session begins on the first Tuesday on each January and each session ends on the discretion of the leadership of the House as each session end varies. The Governor at any time can call a special session.[3]

As of August 2014, Pennsylvania is one of 23 Republican state government trifectas.

See also: Pennsylvania State Legislature, Pennsylvania State Senate, Pennsylvania Governor

Sessions

Article II of the Pennsylvania Constitution establishes when the Pennsylvania General Assembly, of which the House of Representatives is a part, is to meet. Section 4 of Article II states that the General Assembly is to convene its regular session on the first Tuesday of January each year.

Section 4 gives the Governor of Pennsylvania the authority to convene special sessions of the General Assembly either when he judges a special session to be in the public interest, or when a majority of each legislative House requests a special session.

2014

See also: Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions

In 2014, the General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through November 30.

Major issues

Major issues during the 2014 legislative session include public pension reform and liquor privatization.[4]

2013

See also: Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions

In 2013, the General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31.

Major issues

Like many other states, Pennsylvania lawmakers had to work on the budget deficit. Other issues included economic development, public pension reform, liquor privatization, and child abuse.[5]

In November 2013, the Pennsylvania state House and state Senate voted unanimously on a bill, which was signed by Gov. Tom Corbett, to change the state’s unemployment compensation law. The bill closed a loophole that allowed a state employee to retire from his job and begin collecting benefits, only to be hired back as a part-time employee while also collecting unemployment compensation after leaving a previous job. While the law closed a triple-dipping loophole, the changes do not prevent double-dipping, in which a state employee retires, begins collecting pension benefits, and returns to work a part-time position.[6]

In November 2013, the state House approved a gambling expansion bill by a vote of 102-96. The bill would allow Pennsylvania bars and taverns to conduct “small scale gambling” such as raffles and drawings for cash prizes. A similar bill was approved by the Senate in October 2013, but the House-passed bill must be agreed to before the measure becomes law. Proponents of the bill say the state could raise almost $156 million annually in tax revenue if as many as 2,000 bars and taverns accept it. Opponents of the legislation say the bill would not produce the promised revenue and would hurt families.[7]

In November 2013, a bill to raise gasoline taxes and registration fees for vehicles and drivers failed in the state House by a vote of 103-98. A second proposal was withdrawn after it became clear the bill would not have support to pass. The second bill, proposed by House majority leader Mike Turzai, would spend $900 for deteriorating highways, mass transit systems, and bridges. A third proposal from state rep. Mike Hanna was not allowed a floor vote by Republican leaders. In June 2013, the state Senate passed a different transportation bill, totaling $2.5 billion, by a 45-5 margin, but the state House has not mustered enough support to bring the bill to the floor.[8]

2012

See also: Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions

In 2012, the House began its legislative session on January 3.

2011

See also: Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions

In 2011, the House was in session from January 4 through November 30.[9]

2010

See also: Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions

In 2010, the House convened its legislative session on January 5, and it remained in session throughout the year.[10]

Role in state budget

See also: Pennsylvania state budget

The state operates on an annual budget cycle. The sequence of key events in the budget process is as follows:[11][12]

  1. Budget instruction guidelines are sent to state agencies in August of the year preceding the start of the new fiscal year.
  2. State agencies submit their requests to the governor in October.
  3. Agency hearings are held in December and January. Public hearings are held in February and March.
  4. The governor submits his or her proposed budget to the state legislature in February.
  5. The legislature typically adopts a budget in May or June. A simple majority is required to pass a budget. The fiscal year begins July 1.

In Pennsylvania, the governor may exercise line item veto, item veto of appropriations, and item veto of selected words authority.[12]

The governor is legally required to submit a balanced budget proposal. While the legislature is not legally required to pass a balanced budget, the Governor is legally required to sign a balanced budget.[12]

Cost-benefit analyses

See also: Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative Cost-Benefit Study
Map showing results of the Pew-MacArthur cost-benefit study.

The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative released a report in July 2013 which indicated that cost-benefit analysis in policymaking led to more effective uses of public funds. Looking at data from 2008 through 2011, the study's authors found that some states were more likely to use cost-benefit analysis while others were facing challenges and lagging behind the rest of the nation. Among the challenges states faced were a lack of time, money and technical skills needed to conduct comprehensive cost-benefit analyses. Pennsylvania was one of 29 states with mixed results regarding the frequency and effectiveness in its use of cost-benefit analysis.[13]

Ethics and transparency

Following the Money report

See also: Following the Money 2014 Report

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a consumer-focused nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., released its annual report on state transparency websites in April 2014. The report, entitled "Following the Money," measured how transparent and accountable state websites are with regard to state government spending.[14] According to the report, Pennsylvania received a grade of B- and a numerical score of 82.5, indicating that Pennsylvania was "advancing" in terms of transparency regarding state spending.[14]

Open States Transparency

See also: Open States' Legislative Data Report Card

The Sunlight Foundation released an "Open Legislative Data Report Card" in March 2013. Pennsylvania was given a grade of C in the report. The report card evaluated how adequate, complete and accessible legislative data is to the general public. A total of 10 states received an A -- Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington.[15]

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014.

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives were held in Pennsylvania on November 6, 2012. All 203 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline was February 14, 2012 and the primary date was April 24, 2012.

During the 2012 election, the total value of contributions to the 410 House candidates was $33,351,949. The top 10 contributors were:[16]

The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6 general election.

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives were held in Pennsylvania on November 2, 2010. All 203 seats were up for election.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 9, 2010. The primary Election Day was May 18, 2010.

During the 2010 election, the total value of contributions to the 444 House candidates was $36,502,678. The top 10 contributors were:[17]

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives were held in Pennsylvania on November 4, 2008. All 203 seats were up for election.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 14, 2008. The primary Election Day was April 22, 2008.

During the 2008 election, the total value of contributions to the 403 House candidates was $45,787,518. The top 10 contributors were:[18]

2006

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2006

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on May 16, 2006 and a general election on November 7, 2006. All 203 seats were up for election.

During the 2006 election, the total value of contributions to the 531 House candidates was $50,730,125. The top 10 contributors were:[19]

2004

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2004

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on April 27, 2004 and a general election on November 2, 2004. All 203 seats were up for election.

During the 2004 election, the total value of contributions to the 391 House candidates was $32,641,151. The top 10 contributors were:[20]

2002

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2002

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on May 21, 2002 and a general election on November 5, 2002. All 203 seats were up for election.

During the 2002 election, the total value of contributions to the 420 House candidates was $29,793,903. The top 10 contributors were:[21]

2000

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2000

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on April 4, 2000 and a general election on November 7, 2000. All 203 seats were up for election.

During the 2000 election, the total value of contributions to the 395 House candidates was $24,838,142. The top 10 contributors were:[22]

Qualifications

Under Article II of the Pennsylvania Constitution, Senators shall be at least twenty-five years of age and Representatives twenty-one years of age. They shall have been citizens and inhabitants of their respective districts one year next before their election (unless absent on the public business of the United States or of this State) and shall reside in their respective districts during their terms of service.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
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If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. The Speaker of the House is responsible for calling an election. There are no deadlines set in the state constitution on when a special election can be held.[23]

Redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Pennsylvania

As far as legislative redistricting, the Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission is responsible. This commission is normally made up of the majority and minority leaders of each legislative chamber, plus a fifth member selected by the other four to serve as chair. If the four cannot agree on a fifth, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decides. The commission has until the October of the redistricting year to submit a plan.

2010 census

Pennsylvania received its local census data on March 9, 2011. The state had a low 3.4 percent growth rate from 2000-2010. The five most populous cities showed mostly stagnation: Philadelphia grew by 0.6 percent, Pittsburgh decreased by 8.6 percent, Allentown grew by 10.7 percent, Erie decreased by 1.9 percent, and Reading grew by 8.5 percent. By county, the major standout was Forest County with a 56 percent rate of growth.[24]

On August 17, 2011, the Commission approved the census data and went to work on a preliminary map, which it passed on October 31, 2011 by a vote of 3-2. Democrats were not happy with the plan or the negotiation process. Final maps were approved on December 12, 2011 by a 4-1 vote, moving a Senate district and five House districts from west to east. There was a 30-day window to file appeals, of which 11 were filed. The state Supreme Court threw out the maps on January 25, 2012 after appeals were heard.

The commission met on April 12, 2012 to vote in favor of a compromise map, which contained two Senate district splits and 68 House splits. On June 8, the commission approved the final plan, which went to the state Supreme Court for final approval.

Representatives

Partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state houses
Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 92
     Republican Party 111
Total 203


The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1992-2013.
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Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Pennsylvania Legislature are paid $82,026/year during legislative sessions. Legislators receive $159/day (vouchered) tied to the federal rate, which they can receive actual expenses or per diem.[25]

Pension

Legislators in Pennsylvania are able to retire at age 50, while other state workers cannot retire until they turn 60. In 2011, the average legislative pension was $35,221 annually, while the average state employee pension was $23,491. According to former legislator David Mayernik, who began collecting a pension of $29,583 a year when he retired at age 50, the lowered retirement age was intended as compensation for small legislative salaries as well as the uncertainty of serving in office.[26]

When sworn in

See also: When state legislators assume office after a general election

Pennsylvania legislators assume office in January.

Leadership

The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body.[27]

Current leadership

Current Leadership, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Office Representative Party
State Speaker of the House Samuel Smith Ends.png Republican
State House Majority Floor Leader Mike Turzai Ends.png Republican
State House Majority Whip Stanley Saylor Ends.png Republican
State House Majority Caucus Leader Sandra Major Ends.png Republican
State House Majority Caucus Secretary Mike Vereb Ends.png Republican
State House Minority Floor Leader Frank Dermody Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Minority Whip Michael Hanna, Sr. Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Minority Caucus Leader Dan Frankel Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Minority Caucus Secretary Ronald Waters Electiondot.png Democratic

List of current members

Current members, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
District Representative Party Assumed office
1 Patrick Harkins Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
2 Florindo Fabrizio Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
3 Ryan Bizzarro Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
4 Curtis Sonney Ends.png Republican 2005
5 Greg Lucas Ends.png Republican 2013
6 Bradley Roae Ends.png Republican 2007
7 Mark Longietti Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
8 Richard Stevenson Ends.png Republican 2001
9 Chris Sainato Electiondot.png Democratic 1995
10 Jaret Gibbons Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
11 Brian Ellis Ends.png Republican 2005
12 Daryl Metcalfe Ends.png Republican 1999
13 John Lawrence Ends.png Republican 2011
14 Jim Marshall Ends.png Republican 2007
15 Jim Christiana Ends.png Republican 2009
16 Robert Matzie Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
17 Michele Brooks Ends.png Republican 2007
18 Gene DiGirolamo Ends.png Republican 1995
19 Jake Wheatley, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
20 Adam Ravenstahl Electiondot.png Democratic 2010
21 Dominic Costa Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
22 Erin Molchany Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
23 Dan Frankel Electiondot.png Democratic 1999
24 Edward Gainey Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
25 Joseph Markosek Electiondot.png Democratic 1983
26 Timothy Hennessey Ends.png Republican 1993
27 Daniel Deasy, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
28 Mike Turzai Ends.png Republican 2001
29 Bernard O'Neill Ends.png Republican 2003
30 Hal English Ends.png Republican 2013
31 Steve Santarsiero Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
32 Anthony DeLuca Electiondot.png Democratic 1983
33 Frank Dermody Electiondot.png Democratic 1991
34 Paul Costa Electiondot.png Democratic 1999
35 Marc Gergely Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
36 Harry Readshaw, III Electiondot.png Democratic 1995
37 Mindy Fee Ends.png Republican 2013
38 William Kortz, II Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
39 Rick Saccone Ends.png Republican 2011
40 John Maher Ends.png Republican 1997
41 Ryan Aument Ends.png Republican 2011
42 Dan Miller Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
43 Keith Greiner Ends.png Republican 2013
44 T. Mark Mustio Ends.png Republican 2003
45 Nick Kotik Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
46 Jesse White Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
47 Keith Gillespie Ends.png Republican 2003
48 Brandon Neuman Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
49 Peter Daley, II Electiondot.png Democratic 1983
50 Pam Snyder Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
51 Tim Mahoney Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
52 Deberah Kula Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
53 Robert Godshall Ends.png Republican 1983
54 Eli Evankovich Ends.png Republican 2011
55 Joseph Petrarca Electiondot.png Democratic 1995
56 George Dunbar Ends.png Republican 2011
57 Tim Krieger Ends.png Republican 2009
58 R. Ted Harhai Electiondot.png Democratic 1999
59 Mike Reese Ends.png Republican 2009
60 Jeffrey Pyle Ends.png Republican 2005
61 Catherine Harper Ends.png Republican 2001
62 Dave Reed Ends.png Republican 2003
63 Donna Oberlander Ends.png Republican 2009
64 R. Lee James Ends.png Republican 2013
65 Kathy Rapp Ends.png Republican 2005
66 Samuel Smith Ends.png Republican 1987
67 Martin Causer Ends.png Republican 2003
68 Matthew Baker Ends.png Republican 1993
69 Carl Metzgar Ends.png Republican 2009
70 Matthew Bradford Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
71 Bryan Barbin Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
72 Frank Burns Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
73 Gary Haluska Electiondot.png Democratic 1995
74 Thomas Sankey Ends.png Republican 2013
75 Matt Gabler Ends.png Republican 2009
76 Michael Hanna, Sr. Electiondot.png Democratic 1991
77 H. Scott Conklin Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
78 Jesse Topper Ends.png Republican 2014
79 John McGinnis Ends.png Republican 2013
80 Jerry Stern Ends.png Republican 1993
81 Michael Fleck Ends.png Republican 2007
82 C. Adam Harris Ends.png Republican 2003
83 Richard Mirabito Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
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Partisan balance 1992-2013

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Partisan breakdown of the Pennsylvania legislature from 1992-2013

From 1992-2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives for seven years while the Republicans were the majority for 15 years. Pennsylvania was under Republican trifectas for the final three years of the study.

Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.

Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states had divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Office of the Governor of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania State Senate and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1992-2013. Partisan composition of Pennsylvania state government(1992-2013).PNG

SQLI and partisanship

The chart below depicts the partisanship of Pennsylvania state government and the state's SQLI ranking for the years studied. For the SQLI, the states were ranked from 1-50, with 1 being the best and 50 the worst. Pennsylvania had a Democratic trifecta in 1993, but switched two years later to a Republican trifecta that lasted from 1995-2002. The state had a divided government for many years until a Republican trifecta returned in 2011. Pennsylvania's worst SQLI ranking, finishing 30th, occurred in 1994 during a divided government and in 2012 during a Republican trifecta. The state's best ranking, finishing 19th, occurred from 1999-2000 during a Republican trifecta and again in 2004 during a divided government.

  • SQLI average with Democratic trifecta: 25.00
  • SQLI average with Republican trifecta: 23.70
  • SQLI average with divided government: 25.20
Chart displaying the partisanship of Pennsylvania government from 1992-2013 and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI).

See also

External links

References

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