|Pennsylvania State House District 196|
|2009 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||York College, 2002|
Grove earned his BA in Public Administration from York College in 2002. He then attended Graduate Work in Political Management at George Washington University.
Grove has worked as a Legislative Assistant for both State Representative Todd Platts and State Representative Stan Saylor. He has also worked for State Representative Keith Gillespie as Chief of Staff.
In 2009, Grove joined the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He has served in that position since, representing the 196th District.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Grove served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Labor & Industry|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Grove served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Labor Relations|
|• State Government|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Grove served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Aging & Older Adult Services|
|• Consumer Affairs|
|• Health & Human Services|
|• Intergovernmental Affairs|
Grove's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Creating the environment for businesses to thrive and create jobs in Pennsylvania
- Excerpt:"Businesses of all sizes are struggle in a weak economy. It is imperative all governmental entities reduce the regulatory, tax, and judicial burdens which are stifling economy growth and are inhibiting businesses from creating jobs and lowering the unemployment rate."
Local Tax Reform
- Excerpt:"Property taxes are an archaic and ineffective means for tax collections. By giving local governments the ability to switch to more widely accepted tax structure based on an individual’s ability to pay rather than their perceived wealth, we will be able to finally move away from a property tax collection system all eliminate them once and for all. "
- Excerpt:"It is always easier to spend someone else’s money. I fully believe state tax dollars are OUR money and will continue to scrutinize every penny that is spent. Fraud, waste, and inefficiencies must be eliminated to ensure tax dollars are properly being spent on core governmental functions. "
Grove ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 196. Grove defeated Dan Bradley in the Republican primary on April 24 and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 196, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Seth Grove Incumbent||100%||26,408|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 196 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Seth Grove Incumbent||83.1%||5,770|
Grove won re-election to the 196th District Seat in 2010. He defeated Dan Bradley in the primary election, receiving 5,265 votes while Bradley received 2,038. Grove defeated Democrat Curtis Kann and Libertarian William Kohler in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 196|
|Seth Grove (R)||16,527||74.6%|
|Curtis Kann (D)||4,322||19.5%|
|William Kohler (L)||1,312||5.9%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 196|
|Seth Grove (R)||25,382||100.0%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Grove received $39,888 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Seth Grove's campaign in 2010|
|Grove, Seth M||$5,767|
|Pennsylvania Builders Association||$1,260|
|Pennsylvania Associated Builders & Contractors||$1,000|
|Wagner, Scott R||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$39,888|
Grove has a wife, Kacey.
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- Official campaign website
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Rep. Grove
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Seth Grove on Facebook
- Seth Grove on Twitter
- electsethgrove.com - Issues
- Pennsylvania Department of State, Official Primary Results
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 26, 2012
- 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- Official 2008 state house election results from the Pennsylvania Department of State
- Follow the Money - 2010 donations
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