Robert Godshall

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Robert Godshall
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Pennsylvania State House District 53
Incumbent
In office
1983 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 31
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1982
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sJuniata College, 1955
Personal
Birthday05/15/1933
Place of birthSouderton, PA
ReligionMennonite
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Robert Godshall (b. May 15, 1933) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 53.

Godshall earned his BS in Business Administration and Economics from Juniata College in 1955. He then attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1956.

Godshall was owner/manager of Godshall's Hatchery Incorporated from 1955 to 1980. He also worked as Open Space Director for Mongomery County from 1977 to 1982.

Godshall served as President/Board Member of the Souderton Area School District from 1963 to 1980. He then served as Montgomery County Comptroller from 1980 to 1983. He also served on the Montgomery County Republican Committee from 1958 to 1998. Godshall joined the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1983 and has served in that position since. He represents the 53rd District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Affairs, Chair
Insurance
Rules
Legislative Budget and Finance, Secretary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Godshall ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 53. Godshall ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and defeated Mick Wynne in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Godshall Incumbent 60.7% 17,205
     Democratic Mick Wynne 39.3% 11,140
Total Votes 28,345

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Godshall won re-election to the 53rd District Seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary and defeated Democrat Jack Hansen and Green Edward Bonsell in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Pennsylvania State House, District 53
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Godshall (R) 12,832 65.3%
Jack Hansen (D) 6,356 32.3%
Edward Bonsell (G) 476 2.4%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Godshall won re-election to the 53rd District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 17,334 votes, defeating Democrat Jack Hansen (11,646).[4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 53
Candidates Votes Percent
Robert W. Godshall (R) Green check mark transparent.png 17,334 59.8%
Jack Hansen (D) 11,646 40.2%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Godshall received $110,747 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Godshall's campaign in 2010
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society$5,000
Peco Energy$4,000
PPL Corp$3,500
Exelon$2,600
Students First$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $110,747

Personal

Godshall is divorced and has five children.

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