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{{tnr}}Elections for the office of [[Pennsylvania State Senate|Pennsylvania's State Senate]] will be held in [[Pennsylvania]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. State senate seats in all even numbered districts will be on the ballot in 2010.  
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{{Pasenate2010toc}}Elections for the office of [[Pennsylvania State Senate|Pennsylvania's State Senate]] were held in [[Pennsylvania]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. State senate seats in all even numbered districts were on the ballot in 2010.  
  
 
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.
 
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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In Pennsylvania, senators serve four-year terms with no term limits.
 
In Pennsylvania, senators serve four-year terms with no term limits.
  
The incumbent senator is running for re-election in 22 of the 25 districts. (88%)
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The incumbent senator ran for re-election in 22 of the 25 districts. (88%)
  
 
: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania State Senate]]'' and ''[[State legislative elections, 2010]]''
 
: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania State Senate]]'' and ''[[State legislative elections, 2010]]''
  
==Partisan composition==
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==November 2 General Election Results==
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'''The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:'''
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{{List of election winners DPL|Chamber= State Senate|State = Pennsylvania|Year = 2010}}
  
Heading into the November 2 election, the GOP holds a majority of seats in the Pennsylvania senate.  Of the 25 seats that are up for re-election in November, 15 of the 25 are currently held by the GOP.
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==Majority control==
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 2 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the [[Pennsylvania State Senate]]:
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==Campaign contributions==
 
==Campaign contributions==
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{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
 
{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
  
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| align="center" | 2010
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| align="center" | 53
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| align="right" | $11,102,031
 
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| align="center" | 2008
 
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==Incumbency analysis==
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In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $11,102,031 in campaign contributions.  The top 10 donors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=PA&y=2010&f=S ''Follow the Money'': "Pennsylvania Senate 2010 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
  
* The incumbent is not running for re-election in 3 of the 25 seats up for election in November.
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{{legislative donor box}}
* 3 incumbent Democrats face a primary opponent (Districts 4, 8 and 32) and no GOP incumbents face primary opposition, which means that in the 22 seats where an incumbent seeks re-election in 2010, only 14% of those incumbents had a primary challenger.
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* 6 GOP incumbents have no challenger for November 2 general election.  They are [[Lisa Baker]], [[John Eichelberger]], [[Michael Brubaker]], [[Jane Orie]], [[John Rafferty]] and [[Bob Robbins]].
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| Volpe Jr., Charles J
* 2 Democratic incumbents have no challenger in either May or November.  They are [[Jim Ferlo]] and [[Wayne Fontana]].
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| align="right" | $690,659
* Democratic incumbent [[LeAnna Washington]] has a primary opponent but no Republican is in the race come November.
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| Students First
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| align="right" | $365,000
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| Republican Party of Pennsylvania
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| align="right" | $353,324
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|-
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| Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners
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| align="right" | $341,650
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| Pennsylvania Republican Party
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| align="right" | $324,378
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|-
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| Friends of Dominic Pileggi
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| align="right" | $282,650
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| Pennsylvania Association for Justice
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| align="right" | $273,200
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|-
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| Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
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| align="right" | $270,000
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| Electrical Workers Local 98
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| align="right" | $248,000
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| Templeton Jr., John M
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| align="right" | $154,500
  
==Qualifications==
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Under [[Article II, Pennsylvania Constitution#Section 5|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.
 
  
==Current partisan composition==
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==Incumbency==
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* The incumbent did not run for re-election in 3 of the 25 seats up for election in November.
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* 3 incumbent Democrats faced a primary opponent (Districts 4, 8 and 32) and no GOP incumbents faced primary opposition, which means that in the 22 seats where an incumbent sought re-election in 2010, only 14% of those incumbents had a primary challenger.
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* 6 GOP incumbents had no challenger for the November 2 general election.  They were [[Lisa Baker]], [[John Eichelberger]], [[Michael Brubaker]], [[Jane Orie]], [[John Rafferty]] and [[Bob Robbins]].
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* 2 Democratic incumbents had no challenger in either May or November.  They were [[Jim Ferlo]] and [[Wayne Fontana]].
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* Democratic incumbent [[LeAnna Washington]] had a primary opponent but no Republican was in the race in November.
  
: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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==Qualifications==
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==List of candidates==
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Under [[Article II, Pennsylvania Constitution#Section 5|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.
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==List of candidates== {{Partisanbreakdownstatesenates}}
 
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===District 2===
 
===District 2===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Christine Tartaglione]]: 12,594 {{approved}}  Incumbent Tartaglione has represented the 2nd district since 1995.
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:*[[Christine Tartaglione]]: 12,594 {{approved}}  Incumbent Tartaglione first assumed office for the 2nd district in 1995.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:*[[Gary Adam Feldman]]: 1,942 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Gary Adam Feldman]]: 1,942 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Christine Tartaglione]] 37,825 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Gary Adam Feldman]] 8,446
  
 
===District 4===
 
===District 4===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:*[[LeAnna Washington]]: 29,257 {{approved}} Incumbent Washington has represented the 4th district since 2005.
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:*[[LeAnna Washington]]: 29,257 {{approved}} Incumbent Washington first assumed office for the 4th district in 2005.
 
:*W. Lamont Thomas: 4,669
 
:*W. Lamont Thomas: 4,669
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:*No Republicans are seeking election.
 
:*No Republicans are seeking election.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[LeAnna Washington]] 84,167 {{won}}
  
 
===District 6===
 
===District 6===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Robert Tomlinson]]: 13,988 {{approved}}  Incumbent Tomlinson has represented the 6th district since 1995.
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:*[[Robert Tomlinson]]: 13,988 {{approved}}  Incumbent Tomlinson first assumed office for the 6th district in 1995.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Robert Tomlinson]] 49,958 {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Bryan Allen]] 35,879
  
 
===District 8===
 
===District 8===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Anthony Williams]]: 20,774 {{approved}} Incumbent Williams has represented the 8th district since 1999.
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:*[[Anthony Williams]]: 20,774 {{approved}} Incumbent Williams first assumed office for the 8th district in 1999.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:*[[Rhashea Harmon]]: 3,604 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Rhashea Harmon]]: 3,604 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Anthony Williams]] 62,920 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Rhashea Harmon]] 10,326
  
 
===District 10===
 
===District 10===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Charles McIlhinney]]: 16,491 {{approved}} Incumbent McIlhinney has represented the 10th district since 2007.
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:*[[Charles McIlhinney]]: 16,491 {{approved}} Incumbent McIlhinney first assumed office for the 10th district in 2007.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Charles McIlhinney]] 59,763 {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Cynthia M. Philo]] 40,282
  
 
===District 12===
 
===District 12===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Stewart Greenleaf]]: 16,717 {{approved}}  Incumbent Greenleaf has represented the 12th district since 1979.
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:*[[Stewart Greenleaf]]: 16,717 {{approved}}  Incumbent Greenleaf first assumed office for the 12th district in 1979.
  
===District 14===
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Stewart Greenleaf]] 62,748 {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Ruth S. Damsker]] 35,266
  
'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[Raphael Musto]] is not seeking re-election.
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===District 14===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary:</u>
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:*[[John Yudichak]]: 17,924 {{approved}}
 
:*[[John Yudichak]]: 17,924 {{approved}}
 
:*Tom Leighton: 9,100
 
:*Tom Leighton: 9,100
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[Raphael Musto]] did not seek re-election.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary:</u>
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:*[[Stephen Urban]]: 8,942 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Stephen Urban]]: 8,942 {{approved}}
  
:{{yellowdot}} <u>'''Libertarian candidate:</u>
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:{{yellowdot}} <u>'''May 18 Libertarian primary:</u>
  
:*Betsy Summers
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:*[[Betsy Summers]] {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[John Yudichak]] 37,466 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Stephen Urban]] 26,212
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:{{yellowdot}} [[Betsy Summers]] 3,748
  
 
===District 16===
 
===District 16===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Pat Browne]]: 13,030 {{approved}} Incumbent Browne has represented the 16th district since 2005.
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:*[[Pat Browne]]: 13,030 {{approved}} Incumbent Browne first assumed office for the 16th district in 2005.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Pat Browne]] 46,402 {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Richard Orloski]] 29,028
  
 
===District 18===
 
===District 18===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Lisa Boscola]]: 14,906 {{approved}} Incumbent Boscola has represented the 18th district since 1999.
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:*[[Lisa Boscola]]: 14,906 {{approved}} Incumbent Boscola first assumed office for the 18th district in 1999.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:*[[Matt Connolly]]: 8,271 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Matt Connolly]]: 8,271 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Lisa Boscola]] 44,364 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Matt Connolly]] 28,538
  
 
===District 20===
 
===District 20===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Lisa Baker]]: 20,176 {{approved}} Incumbent Baker has represented the 20th district since 2007.
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:*[[Lisa Baker]]: 20,176 {{approved}} Incumbent Baker first assumed office for the 20th district in 2007.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Lisa Baker]] 63,010 {{won}}
  
 
===District 22===
 
===District 22===
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:*Joseph Corcoran: 7,410
 
:*Joseph Corcoran: 7,410
 
:*Christopher Phillips: 1,604
 
:*Christopher Phillips: 1,604
'''Note''': Incumbent Democrat [[Robert Mellow]] is not seeking re-election in 2010.
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:'''Note''': Incumbent Democrat [[Robert Mellow]] did not seek re-election in 2010.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:*[[Frank Scavo]]: 9,315 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Frank Scavo]]: 9,315 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[John Blake]] 49,299 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Frank Scavo]] 29,432
  
 
===District 24===
 
===District 24===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Bob Mensch]]: 14,922 {{approved}} Incumbent Mensch has represented the 24th district since 2009.
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:*[[Bob Mensch]]: 14,922 {{approved}} Incumbent Mensch first assumed office for the 24th district in 2009.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Bob Mensch]] 52,395 {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Bill Wallace]] 34,481
  
 
===District 26===
 
===District 26===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Edwin Erickson]]: 19,803 {{approved}}  Incumbent Erickson has represented the 26th district since 2001.
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:*[[Edwin Erickson]]: 19,803 {{approved}}  Incumbent Erickson first assumed office for the 26th district in 2001.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Edwin Erickson]] 54,408 {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Michael T. Farrell]] 38,413
  
 
===District 28===
 
===District 28===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary:</u>
  
:*[[Mike Waugh]]:22,524 {{approved}} Incumbent Waugh has represented the 28th district since 1999.
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:*[[Mike Waugh]]: 22,524 {{approved}} Incumbent Waugh first assumed office for the 28th district in 1999.
  
:{{yellowdot}} <u>'''Libertarian candidate:</u>
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:{{yellowdot}} <u>'''May 18 Libertarian primary:</u>
  
:*[[Edward Gately]] {{approved}}
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:*[[Edward Gately]]
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Mike Waugh]] 62,061 {{won}}
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:{{yellowdot}} [[Edward Gately]] 11,499
  
 
===District 30===
 
===District 30===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:*[[John Eichelberger]]: 23,828 {{approved}}  Incumbent Eichelberger has represented the 30th district since 2007.
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:*[[John Eichelberger]]: 23,828 {{approved}}  Incumbent Eichelberger first assumed office for the 30th district in 2007.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[John Eichelberger]] 67,457 {{won}}
  
 
===District 32===
 
===District 32===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Rich Kasunic]]: 19,213 {{approved}} Incumbent Kasunic has represented the 32nd district since 1995.
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:*[[Rich Kasunic]]: 19,213 {{approved}} Incumbent Kasunic first assumed office for the 32nd district in 1995.
 
:*Ronald L. Gallo: 5,903
 
:*Ronald L. Gallo: 5,903
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:*No Republicans are seeking election.
 
:*No Republicans are seeking election.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Rich Kasunic]] 58,000 {{won}}
  
 
===District 34===
 
===District 34===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Jake Corman]]: 22,288 {{approved}} Incumbent Corman has represented the 34th district since 1999.
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:*[[Jake Corman]]: 22,288 {{approved}} Incumbent Corman first assumed office for the 34th district in 1999.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Jake Corman]] 53,822 {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jon Eich]] 23,697
  
 
===District 36===
 
===District 36===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Michael Brubaker]]: 23,459 {{approved}} Incumbent Brubaker has represented the 36th district since 2007.
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:*[[Michael Brubaker]]: 23,459 {{approved}} Incumbent Brubaker first assumed office for the 36th district in 2007.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Michael Brubaker]] 65,329 {{won}}
  
 
===District 38===
 
===District 38===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Jim Ferlo]]: 25,547 {{approved}}  Incumbent Ferlo has represented the 38th district since 2003.
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:*[[Jim Ferlo]]: 25,547 {{approved}}  Incumbent Ferlo first assumed office for the 38th district in 2003.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:*No Republicans are seeking election.
 
:*No Republicans are seeking election.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jim Ferlo]] 54,012 {{won}}
  
 
===District 40===
 
===District 40===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*No Democrats are seeking election.
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:*[[Dan DeMarco]]: 3,358 {{approved}} ''(write-in)''
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:*[[Jane Orie]]: 953 ''(write-in)''
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:*Others: 452 ''(write-ins)''
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:'''Note:''' No Democrats qualified for the primary ballot, but DeMarco received enough write-in votes to qualify for the November 2 election.<ref>[http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_683564.html?_s_icmp=networkbar Boren, Jeremy, "Ross Commissioner DeMarco to faced state Sen. Orie in fall," ''Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,'' May 29, 2010]</ref>
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
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:*[[Jane Orie]]: 22,947 {{approved}} Incumbent Orie first assumed office for the 40th district in 2001.
  
:*[[Jane Orie]]: 22,947 {{approved}} Incumbent Orie has represented the 40th district since 2001.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Jane Orie]] 58,825 {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Dan DeMarco]] 42,643
  
 
===District 42===
 
===District 42===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Wayne Fontana]]:24,952 {{approved}} Incumbent Fontana has represented the 42th district since 2005.
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:*[[Wayne Fontana]]:24,952 {{approved}} Incumbent Fontana first assumed office for the 42th district in 2005.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:*No Republicans are seeking election.  
 
:*No Republicans are seeking election.  
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Wayne Fontana]] 51,358 {{won}}
  
 
===District 44===
 
===District 44===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*No Democrats are seeking election.
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:*[[Matt Stehman]] {{approved}} ''(write-in)''
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:'''Note:''' No Democrats qualified for the primary ballot, but Stehman received enough write-in votes to qualify for November 2 ballot.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:*[[John Rafferty]]: 16,748 {{approved}} Incumbent Rafferty has represented the 44th district since 2003.
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:*[[John Rafferty]]: 16,748 {{approved}} Incumbent Rafferty first assumed office for the 44th district in 2003.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[John Rafferty]] 56,388 {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Matt Stehman]] 34,180
  
 
===District 46===
 
===District 46===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''May 18 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Timothy J. Solobay]]: 28,730 {{approved}}
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:*[[Timothy Solobay]]: 28,730 {{approved}}
'''Note''':Incumbent Democrat [[Barry Stout]] is not seeking re-election in 2010.
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:'''Note''':Incumbent Democrat [[Barry Stout]] did not seek re-election in 2010.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:*[[Kris Vanderman]]: 13,948 {{approved}}
 
:*[[Kris Vanderman]]: 13,948 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Timothy J. Solobay]] 40,560 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Kris Vanderman]] 35,528
  
 
===District 48===
 
===District 48===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Mike Folmer]]: 26,169 {{approved}}  Incumbent Folmer has represented the 48th district since 2007.
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:*[[Mike Folmer]]: 26,169 {{approved}}  Incumbent Folmer first assumed office for the 48th district in 2007.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Mike Folmer]] 63,609 {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jo Ellen Litz]] 24,298
  
 
===District 50===
 
===District 50===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''May 18 GOP primary:</u>
 
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:*[[Bob Robbins]]:19,477 {{approved}} Incumbent Robbins has represented the 50th district since 1991.
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:*[[Bob Robbins]]:19,477 {{approved}} Incumbent Robbins first assumed office for the 50th district in 1991.
  
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
  
:*Roberta Biros
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:{{greydot}} [[Roberta Biros]] 13,211
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/election_state_legislator.php?state_id=PA&type=office&criteria=upper Project Vote Smart list of candidates for Pennsylvania State Senate in the November 2, 2010 election]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/election_state_legislator.php?state_id=PA&type=office&criteria=upper Project Vote Smart list of candidates for Pennsylvania State Senate in the November 2, 2010 election]
 
*[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/http;//www.portal.state.pa.us;80/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_160329_913000_0_0_18/petition_filers.pdf Official list of Pennsylvania candidates for the 2010 general elections]
 
*[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/http;//www.portal.state.pa.us;80/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_160329_913000_0_0_18/petition_filers.pdf Official list of Pennsylvania candidates for the 2010 general elections]
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*[http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/ElectionsInformation.aspx?FunctionID=13&ElectionID=39&OfficeID=12 General election results]
  
 
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Pennsylvania State Senate
Elections for the office of Pennsylvania's State Senate were held in Pennsylvania on November 2, 2010. State senate seats in all even numbered districts were on the ballot in 2010.

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

In Pennsylvania, senators serve four-year terms with no term limits.

The incumbent senator ran for re-election in 22 of the 25 districts. (88%)

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate and State legislative elections, 2010

November 2 General Election Results

The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:


  1. Anthony Williams (Pennsylvania)
  2. Bob Mensch
  3. Bob Robbins
  4. Charles McIlhinney
  5. Christine Tartaglione
  6. Edwin Erickson
  7. Jake Corman
  8. James Brewster
  9. Jane Orie
  10. Jim Ferlo
  11. John Blake
  12. John Eichelberger
  13. John Rafferty
  14. John Yudichak
  15. LeAnna Washington
  16. Lisa Baker (Pennsylvania)
  17. Lisa Boscola
  18. Michael Brubaker
  19. Mike Folmer
  20. Mike Waugh
  21. Pat Browne
  22. Rich Kasunic
  23. Robert Tomlinson
  24. Stewart Greenleaf
  25. Timothy Solobay
  26. Wayne Fontana

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 2 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Pennsylvania State Senate:

Pennsylvania State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 20 20
     Republican Party 30 30
Total 50 50


Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Pennsylvania in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 53 $11,102,031
2008 65 $24,543,650
2006 63 $14,917,052
2004 52 $12,825,488
2002 55 $14,065,748

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $11,102,031 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [2]

Donor Amount
Volpe Jr., Charles J $690,659
Students First $365,000
Republican Party of Pennsylvania $353,324
Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners $341,650
Pennsylvania Republican Party $324,378
Friends of Dominic Pileggi $282,650
Pennsylvania Association for Justice $273,200
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association $270,000
Electrical Workers Local 98 $248,000
Templeton Jr., John M $154,500


Incumbency

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index
  • The incumbent did not run for re-election in 3 of the 25 seats up for election in November.
  • 3 incumbent Democrats faced a primary opponent (Districts 4, 8 and 32) and no GOP incumbents faced primary opposition, which means that in the 22 seats where an incumbent sought re-election in 2010, only 14% of those incumbents had a primary challenger.
  • 6 GOP incumbents had no challenger for the November 2 general election. They were Lisa Baker, John Eichelberger, Michael Brubaker, Jane Orie, John Rafferty and Bob Robbins.
  • 2 Democratic incumbents had no challenger in either May or November. They were Jim Ferlo and Wayne Fontana.
  • Democratic incumbent LeAnna Washington had a primary opponent but no Republican was in the race in November.

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.

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District 2

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • Christine Tartaglione: 12,594 Approveda Incumbent Tartaglione first assumed office for the 2nd district in 1995.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Christine Tartaglione 37,825 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gary Adam Feldman 8,446

District 4

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • LeAnna Washington: 29,257 Approveda Incumbent Washington first assumed office for the 4th district in 2005.
  • W. Lamont Thomas: 4,669
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans are seeking election.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party LeAnna Washington 84,167 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • Robert Tomlinson: 13,988 Approveda Incumbent Tomlinson first assumed office for the 6th district in 1995.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Robert Tomlinson 49,958 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Bryan Allen 35,879

District 8

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • Anthony Williams: 20,774 Approveda Incumbent Williams first assumed office for the 8th district in 1999.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Anthony Williams 62,920 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rhashea Harmon 10,326

District 10

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • Charles McIlhinney: 16,491 Approveda Incumbent McIlhinney first assumed office for the 10th district in 2007.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Charles McIlhinney 59,763 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Cynthia M. Philo 40,282

District 12

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • Stewart Greenleaf: 16,717 Approveda Incumbent Greenleaf first assumed office for the 12th district in 1979.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Stewart Greenleaf 62,748 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Ruth S. Damsker 35,266

District 14

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
Note: Incumbent Democrat Raphael Musto did not seek re-election.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party May 18 Libertarian primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Yudichak 37,466 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Stephen Urban 26,212
Libertarian Party Betsy Summers 3,748

District 16

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • Pat Browne: 13,030 Approveda Incumbent Browne first assumed office for the 16th district in 2005.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Pat Browne 46,402 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Richard Orloski 29,028

District 18

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • Lisa Boscola: 14,906 Approveda Incumbent Boscola first assumed office for the 18th district in 1999.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lisa Boscola 44,364 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Matt Connolly 28,538

District 20

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat is seeking election.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • Lisa Baker: 20,176 Approveda Incumbent Baker first assumed office for the 20th district in 2007.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Lisa Baker 63,010 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • John Blake: 9,594 Approveda
  • Charles Volpe: 8,871
  • Christopher Doherty: 8,084
  • Jim Wansacz: 8,038
  • Joseph Corcoran: 7,410
  • Christopher Phillips: 1,604
Note: Incumbent Democrat Robert Mellow did not seek re-election in 2010.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Blake 49,299 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Frank Scavo 29,432

District 24

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • Bob Mensch: 14,922 Approveda Incumbent Mensch first assumed office for the 24th district in 2009.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bob Mensch 52,395 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Bill Wallace 34,481

District 26

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • Edwin Erickson: 19,803 Approveda Incumbent Erickson first assumed office for the 26th district in 2001.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Edwin Erickson 54,408 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Michael T. Farrell 38,413

District 28

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • No Democrats are seeking election.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Mike Waugh: 22,524 Approveda Incumbent Waugh first assumed office for the 28th district in 1999.
Libertarian Party May 18 Libertarian primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mike Waugh 62,061 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Edward Gately 11,499

District 30

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats are seeking election.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • John Eichelberger: 23,828 Approveda Incumbent Eichelberger first assumed office for the 30th district in 2007.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party John Eichelberger 67,457 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • Rich Kasunic: 19,213 Approveda Incumbent Kasunic first assumed office for the 32nd district in 1995.
  • Ronald L. Gallo: 5,903
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans are seeking election.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rich Kasunic 58,000 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • Jake Corman: 22,288 Approveda Incumbent Corman first assumed office for the 34th district in 1999.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jake Corman 53,822 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jon Eich 23,697

District 36

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats are seeking election.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • Michael Brubaker: 23,459 Approveda Incumbent Brubaker first assumed office for the 36th district in 2007.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Michael Brubaker 65,329 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • Jim Ferlo: 25,547 Approveda Incumbent Ferlo first assumed office for the 38th district in 2003.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans are seeking election.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Ferlo 54,012 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Note: No Democrats qualified for the primary ballot, but DeMarco received enough write-in votes to qualify for the November 2 election.[3]
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • Jane Orie: 22,947 Approveda Incumbent Orie first assumed office for the 40th district in 2001.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jane Orie 58,825 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Dan DeMarco 42,643

District 42

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
  • Wayne Fontana:24,952 Approveda Incumbent Fontana first assumed office for the 42th district in 2005.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans are seeking election.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Wayne Fontana 51,358 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Note: No Democrats qualified for the primary ballot, but Stehman received enough write-in votes to qualify for November 2 ballot.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • John Rafferty: 16,748 Approveda Incumbent Rafferty first assumed office for the 44th district in 2003.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party John Rafferty 56,388 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Matt Stehman 34,180

District 46

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Note:Incumbent Democrat Barry Stout did not seek re-election in 2010.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Timothy J. Solobay 40,560 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kris Vanderman 35,528

District 48

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary result:
  • Mike Folmer: 26,169 Approveda Incumbent Folmer first assumed office for the 48th district in 2007.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mike Folmer 63,609 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jo Ellen Litz 24,298

District 50

Democratic Party May 18 Democratic primary:
  • No Democrats are seeking election.
Republican Party May 18 GOP primary:
  • Bob Robbins:19,477 Approveda Incumbent Robbins first assumed office for the 50th district in 1991.
Independent Independent candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bob Robbins 59,267 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Roberta Biros 13,211

See also

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