Pennsylvania State Senate Elections 2012

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections

Pennsylvania State Senate Elections 2012 Majority Control

Pennsylvania State Senate
Party As of October 2012 After the 2012 Election
Democratic Party 20 Pending
Republican Party 29 Pending
Vacancy 1 Pending
Total 50 50

Pennsylvania State Senate Elections 2012Incumbents Retiring

Name: Party: Current Office:
Jane Earll Republican Pennsylvania State Senate District 49
Jeffrey Piccola Republican Pennsylvania State Senate District 15
John Pippy Republican Pennsylvania State Senate District 37
Mary Jo White Republican Pennsylvania State Senate District 21

Pennsylvania State Senate Elections Campaign Contributions

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

Pennsylvania State Senate Elections In 2010

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

List of Pennsylvania State Senate Elections 2012Candidates

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 1

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • Lawrence Farnese: 20,595 (Winner)

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Alfonso Gambone: 2,904 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Lawrence Farnese (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Alfonso Gambone

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 3

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • Shirley Kitchen: 23,798 (Winner)

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Shirley Kitchen (Winner)

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 5

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • Mike Stack: 12,298 (Winner)

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Michael Tomlinson: 6,254 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Mike Stack (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Michael Tomlinson

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 7

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • Vincent Hughes: 26,142 (Winner)

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Vincent Hughes (Winner)

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 9

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Dominic Pileggi: 15,601 (Winner)
  • Roger Howard: 6,788

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Patricia Worrell
  • (Republican Party) Dominic Pileggi (Winner)

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 11

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • Judy Schwank: 11,164 (Winner)

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Karen Mogel

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Judy Schwank (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Karen Mogel

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 13

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • Tom O'Brien: 6,899 (Winner)

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Lloyd Smucker: 18,873 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Tom O'Brien
  • (Republican Party) Lloyd Smucker (Winner)

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 15

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • Rob Teplitz: 7,534 (Winner)
  • Alvin Taylor: 7,268

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • John McNally: 11,216 (Winner)
  • William Seeds: 5,908
  • Josh First: 6,049

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Rob Teplitz (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) John McNally

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 17

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • Daylin Leach: 11,467 (Winner)

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Charles Gehret: 10,920 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Daylin Leach (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Charles Gehret

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 19

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • Andrew Dinniman: 8,969 (Winner)

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Christopher Amentas: 17,657 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Andrew Dinniman (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Christopher Amentas

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 21

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Scott Hutchinson: 17,904 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Scott Hutchinson (Winner)

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 23

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • Luana Cleveland: 6,980 (Winner)

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Gene Yaw: 16,994 (Winner)
  • David Huffman: 5,542

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Luana Cleveland
  • (Republican Party) Gene Yaw (Winner)

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 25

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Joseph Scarnati: 19,138 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Joseph Scarnati (Winner)

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 27

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • John Gordner: 17,599 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) John Gordner (Winner)

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 29

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • Tim Seip: 14,241 (Winner)

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Brian Rich: 10,550
  • David Argall: 12,610 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Tim Seip
  • (Republican Party) David Argall (Winner)

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 31

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Patricia Vance: 18,882 (Winner)
  • Andrew Shaw: 14,291

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Patricia Vance (Winner)

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 33

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • Bruce Neylon

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Richard Alloway: 17,948 (Winner) - Incumbent Alloway was first elected in 2008.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Bruce Neylon
  • (Republican Party) Richard Alloway (Winner)

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 35

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • John Wozniak: 20,516 (Winner)

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Timothy Houser: 12,446 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) John Wozniak (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Timothy Houser

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 37

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Mark Mustio: 5,691
  • D. Raja: 10,035 (Winner)
  • Sue Means: 7,281

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) D. Raja
  • (Democratic Party) Matt Smith (Winner)

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 39

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Kim Ward: 14,872 (Winner)

(Independent) Independent candidates:

  • Ronald Gazze

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Kim Ward (Winner)
  • (Independent) Ronald Gazze

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 41

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Don White: 19,171 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Don White (Winner)

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 43

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • Jay Costa: 19,200 (Winner)

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jay Costa (Winner)

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 45

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • James Brewster: 15,662 (Winner)

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) James Brewster (Winner)

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 47

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • Kimberly Villella: 16,577 (Winner)

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Elder Vogel: 11,727 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Kimberly Villella
  • (Republican Party) Elder Vogel (Winner)

2012 Pennsylvania State Senate Elections - District 49

(Democratic Party) April 24 Democratic Primary

  • Sean Wiley: 7,055 (Winner)
  • John Harkins: 4,973
  • Brian Pitzer: 1,959
  • Terry Scutella: 3,544
  • Buzz Andrezeski

(Republican Party) April 24 GOP Primary

  • Janet Anderson: 11,420 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Sean Wiley (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Janet Anderson

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