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Adolph and his wife, Deborah L., have three children.
 
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William Adolph, Jr.
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Pennsylvania State House District 165
Incumbent
In office
1989 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 25
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1988
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sChristian Brothers University, 1971
Personal
Birthday10/23/1949
Place of birthPhiladelphia, PA
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
William F. Adolph, Jr. (b. October 23, 1949) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 165. He was first elected to the chamber in 1988.

Adolph served on the Springfield Board of Commissioners from 1980 to 1989. He served as President of that board from 1982 to 1989.

Biography

Adolph earned his B.A. from Christian Brothers University in 1971. His professional experience includes working as a Partner/Accountant for a Public Accounting Firm and as an enrolled agent for the United States Department of Treasury.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Chair
Committees
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

At the beginning of the 2009-2010 legislative session, Adolph served on the following committees. (Adolph joined the Appropriations Committee as chairman following the April 2010 resignation of Mario Civera, Jr.)

Issues

Education

For fiscal year 2013, Pennsylvania spent more than $10 billion on education, including $5.5 billion for school districts’ costs across 500 school districts. Philadelphia in particular spent $983 million for fiscal year 2013. Several lawmakers, including Adolph, have expressed concern with the cost of education in the state. “To continue to make education a state government priority we need more than rhetoric,” Adolph said in an interview.[1]

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent William Adolph, Jr. was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Jeremy Fearn was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Adolph and Fearn will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Adolph ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 165. Adolph ran unopposed in the primary on April 24, 2012, and defeated Jeremy Fearn in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 165, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Adolph, Jr. Incumbent 63.2% 19,678
     Democratic Jeremy Fearn 36.8% 11,443
Total Votes 31,121

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Adolph ran for re-election to District 165 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was also unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Pennsylvania State House, District 165
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png William Adolph, Jr. (R) 17,202 100.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2004

On November 4, 2008, Adolph won re-election to District 165 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 20,299 votes, defeating Democrat Tom Quinn (12,513).[7]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 165
Candidates Votes Percent
William F. Adolph, Jr. (R) Green check mark transparent.png 20,299 61.9%
Tom Quinn (D) 12,513 38.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for William Adolph is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, William Adolph raised a total of $1,934,238 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[8]

William Adolph's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 165 Won $463,492
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 165 Won $388,420
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 165 Won $302,045
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 165 Won $189,571
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 165 Won $226,744
2002 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 165 Won $98,150
2000 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 165 Won $176,025
1998 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 165 Won $89,791
Grand Total Raised $1,934,238

2012

William Adolph won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, William Adolph raised a total of $463,492.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Adolph, Jr.'s campaign in 2012
Responsible Citizens Pac$25,000
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society$15,000
Peco Energy$11,901
Mccullough Consulting$11,500
Friends of Dominic Pileggi$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$463,492
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Adolph received $388,420 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Adolph, Jr.'s campaign in 2010
Gureghlan, Vahan$32,000
Mccullough Consulting$31,500
Stevens And Lee$25,000
Springfield Republican Party$25,000
Comcast$10,350
Total Raised in 2010 $388,420

Personal

Adolph and his wife, Deborah L., have three children.

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