Wednesday, November 7, 2012

How did candidates endorsed by Education Voters Action PA fare in yesterday's election?

How did candidates endorsed by Education Voters Action PA fare in yesterday's election?


Education Voters PA endorsed the following members for election to the PA Senate:
SD-1, Sen. Larry Farnese (D); Philadelphia
SD-7, Sen. Vincent Hughes (D); Philadephia
SD-15, Rob Teplitz (D); Dauphin County
SD-17, Sen. Daylin Leach (D); Montgomery County
SD-31, Sen. Pat Vance (R); Cumberland County
SD-37, Matt Smith (D); Allegheny County
SD-47, Kim Villella (D); Beaver County
SD-49, Sean Wiley  (D); Erie County

“Teplitz strongly opposes vouchers, and portrays them as an effort to gut public education. He favors increased spending on education, with the new money going toward smaller class sizes and enrichment programs.”

Election results: Democrat Rob Teplitz defeats John McNally III in 15th District state Senate race

By DAVID WENNER, The Patriot-News on November 06, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Democrat Rob Teplitz defeated John McNally III in the race to replace Republican Jeffrey Piccola. Unofficially with all precincts reporting, Teplitz led 53 to percent to 48 percent in the race for the 15th State Senate District, which covers most of Dauphin County and part of northern York County.  Teplitz campaign manager Victor Wills said McNally had contacted Teplitz to offer congratulations. His victory breaks at 76-year Republican hold on the seat.

Election 2012: Leach wins second term after knocking off Gehret
Delco Times By TIMOTHY LOGUE Published: Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Daylin Leach easily secured a second term in the 17th Senatorial District Tuesday, dispatching his Republican challenger, 26-year-old Charles Gehret, by a 63-37 percent margin with 87 percent of the vote reported.

State Sen. Pat Vance, R-31 Camp Hill, ran uncontested

State Sen. Vincent Hughes D-7 Philadelphia, ran uncontested

WHTM ABC27 PA-State Senate -Contested

AP Elections 11-07-2012 04:40
Posted: Nov 06, 2012 8:45 PM EST Updated: Nov 07, 2012 4:56 AM EST
 District 1
280 of 290 precincts - 97%
x-Lawrence Farnese, Dem (i) 90,121 - 82%
Alfonso Gambone, GOP 19,269 - 18%

District 37
216 of 216 precincts - 100%
x-Matt Smith, Dem 69,671 - 53%
D. Raja, GOP 62,522 - 47%

District 47
181 of 181 precincts - 100%
x-Elder Vogel, GOP (i) 57,329 - 57%
Kimberly Villella, Dem 43,124 - 43%

District 49
130 of 130 precincts - 100%
x-Sean Wiley, Dem 58,436 - 60%
Janet Anderson, GOP 38,195 - 40%


Education Voters PA endorsed the following members for election to the PA House:
HD-7, Rep. Mark Longietti (D); Mercer County ran uncontested
HD-18, Rep. Gene Digirolamo (R); Bucks County ran uncontested
HD-22, Erin Molchany (D); Allegheny County
HD-29, Rep. Bernie O’Neil (R); Bucks County
HD-31, Rep. Steve Santarsiero (D); Bucks County
HD-39, Dave Levdansky (D); Allegheny County
HD-70, Rep Matt. Bradford (D); Montgomery County
HD-81, Rep. Mike Fleck (R); Huntingdon County ran uncontested
HD-89, Susan Spicka (D); Franklin County
HD-96; Mike Sturla (D); Lancaster County
HD-104, Chris Dietz (D); Dauphin County
HD-130, Russ Diesinger (D); Berks County
HD-131, Kevin Deely (D); Lehigh County
HD-152, Thomas Murt (R); Montgomery County
HD-156, Bret Binder (D); Chester County
HD-157, Paul Drucker (D); Chester County
HD-163, Rep. Nick Micozzie (R); Delaware County
HD-166, Rep. Greg Vitali (D); Delaware County
HD-167, Rep. Duane Milne (R), Chester County
HD-188, Rep. Jim Roebuck (D); Philadelphia County

Molchany wins by big margin for District 22 state rep
Trib Live By Stephanie Hacke Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 10:52 p.m.
The former executive director of a Pittsburgh area nonprofit scored a dominating victory Tuesday night, securing the District 22 seat in the state House of Representatives.
Democrat Erin Colleen Molchany, 35, of Mt. Washington, beat out Republican Chris Cratsley, 31, of Overbrook, for the two-year seat by a large margin, winning more than 65 percent of the vote with 72 of 73 precincts reported. All results are unofficial.

Incumbent Bernie O’Neill leads 29th district

PhillyBurbs By Amanda Cregan Staff Writer Posted on November 7, 2012
State Rep. Bernie O’Neill will return to the state capitol for a sixth term.
The Republican incumbent defeated his Democratic challenger Brian Munroe in the race for the 29th District, according to unofficial election results.
The 29th District includes New Hope and Solebury, and parts of Buckingham, Upper Southampton, Warminster and Warwick.  With 31 of 31 districts reporting, O’Neill captured 58.3 percent of the votes.  O’Neill had 20,861 votes to Munroe's 14,904.

ELECTION 2012 State Rep. Steve Santarsiero headed back to Harrisburg after winning election in the 31st District
Published: Wednesday, November 07, 2012
By Cary Beavers BucksLocalNews.com
NEWTOWN - State Representative Steve Santarsiero (D-31) has won a third term representing the 31st legislative district after defeating his Republican opponent Anne Chapman.  According to the Santarsiero, Chapman called to concede at 11:30 Tuesday night.  ...As of 11:45 Tuesday night, 25 of the 28 precincts had reported and Santarsiero held 58.2 percent of the vote.

Race goes down to the wire again in state’s 39th District

Trib Live By Patrick Cloonan Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 5:06 a.m.
Too close to call. Again.
According to unofficial returns as counted by the Pennsylvania Department of State, former state Rep. Dave Levdansky, D-Elizabeth, was winning a comeback in the 39th District.
Levdansky held a 64-vote lead over Rep. Rick Saccone, R-Elizabeth Township, the man who replaced him two years ago. The tally was 13,937 to 13,873.
In 48 Allegheny County precincts, Levdansky had 11,087 votes to 10,647 for Saccone.

Matt Bradford defeats Jim Phillips in 70th Dist.

Times Herald By CARL ROTENBERG Posted: 11/06/12 10:36 pm
NORRISTOWN — State Rep. Matt Bradford, D-70th Dist., was well ahead in the vote tally at press time Tuesday night from the Montgomery County Board of Elections for reelection to a third term.  The two-term House member had 20,442 votes to 11,086 votes for Jim Phillips, his Republican challenger.

Election 2012: Kauffman tops Spicka for 89th District House seat
Republican incumbent Rob Kauffman defeated democratic challenger Susan Spicka in the race for the 89th district seat for the House of Representatives.  Though she lost the election, Spicka won over the six precincts in Cumberland County and said she was pleased with her campaign.

Sturla cruises past challengers to win 96th

Intelligencer Journal Lancaster New Era Nov 07, 2012 00:21 BERNARD HARRIS  Staff Writer
Mike Sturla will go back to Harrisburg for another term after beating back two challengers Tuesday.  Sturla will return to represent voters of the 96th District, which includes all of Lancaster city and small portions of Lancaster and Manheim townships adjacent to the city.
Sturla, the only Democrat in the county's legislative delegation, has represented the district in the state House of Representatives since 1991.
This year, he faced Republican Tom Garman Jr., a landscaping company owner, for the second time. He also faced independent candidate Paul Culbreth. All three live in the city.
With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, the unofficial results were:
•Sturla -- 14,456
•Garman -- 5,451
•Culbreth -- 1,561

Election results: State Rep. Sue Helm beats Chris Dietz for 104th state House seat

By MARY KLAUS, The Patriot-News on November 06, 2012 at 8:20 PM
State Rep. Sue Helm captured a fourth term Tuesday night by trouncing Millersburg Borough Council President Chris Dietz in the race for the 104th state House of Representatives seat.
With all 45 precincts reporting in, unofficial tallies in the race indicated that Republican Helm surged ahead of Dietz, a Democrat, by 54.5 percent to 45.5 percent.

Rep. Maloney easily wins reelection in 130th House Dist.

Pottstown Mercury By Evan Brandt ebrandt@pottsmerc.com Tuesday, November 6,2012
Incumbent Republican David Maloney easily won reelection Tuesday night to the state’s 130th House District, defeating Democratic challenger Russell Diesinger by nearly 8,000 votes, according to unofficial results.
Berks County’s election website showed Maloney with 19,118 votes to Diesinger’s 11,313 votes with 100 percent of precincts reporting.

Justin Simmons outlasts Kevin Deely to retain state House seat 131 District

By Jim Deegan | The Express-Times on November 07, 2012 at 2:15 AM
Republican state Rep. Justin Simmons beat back a feisty challenge from Easton Area High School teacher Kevin Deely to capture a second term in the state House. 
With all precincts in Lehigh and Northampton counties reporting, complete but unofficial returns showed Simmons with 14,226 votes to Deely’s 13,664.
The race was too close to call all night Tuesday, with the race hanging in the balance as one Lehigh County precinct delayed reporting results until just after 1:30 this morning.

152nd district stays with Republican Tom Murt
Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 5:43 am, Wed Nov 7, 2012.
By Freda R. Savana Staff Writer | 0 comments
Unofficial results showed Republican state Rep. Thomas Murt holding on to his 152nd state legislative seat for a fourth term.  According to Montgomery County, Murt had 18,291 votes, while his Democratic opponent, Ronald Kolla, had 10,111, with all districts reporting.

Truitt wins second term in state House 156 District

Daily Local By JEREMY GERRARD jgerrard@dailylocal.com Wednesday, November 7,2012
With all votes tallied, residents of the 156th legislative district have elected Republican state Rep. Dan Truitt to a second term.  Truitt bested Democratic challenger Bret Binder by more than 1,217 votes in the state House race, increasing the margin of victory from the closer race two years ago.

Rep. Warren Kampf wins 157th District rematch over Paul Drucker
Pottstown Mercury By Frank Otto fotto@pottsmerc.com Posted: 11/07/12 12:16 am
PHOENIXVILLE — Incumbent Warren Kampf will likely serve another term in the state House representing the 157th District.  Republican Kampf claimed to win the race over Democrat Paul Drucker, who formerly held the seat. Kampf won in 2010.

HD-163
Rep. Nick Micozzie (R-Delaware) lead by a thin, 119 vote margin according to Delaware County, with a few of the County’s precincts reporting (12,871 to 12,752). A GOP source on the ground says the final tally is 358 votes in the Republican’s favor and the race is over. Dems aren’t confident in this pickup, but are waiting to see provisional ballots. The margin is just a hair over the 0.5 percent recount threshold. 

Election 2012: Vitali makes it look easy to stay in 166th
Published: Tuesday, November 06, 2012
By LOIS PUGLIONESI Delco Times Correspondent
HAVERFORD — Incumbent state Rep. Greg Vitali, D-166, won an early and decisive victory in Tuesday’s election, besting his Republican opponent Bill Toal by a wide margin.  Unofficial election returns showed Vitali comfortably ahead with 19,985 votes, or 62.9 percent, to Toal’s 11,785 votes, or 37.1 percent.

Republican Milne Wins Reelection in 167th

Malvern Patch By Tom Sunnergren
Duane Milne says his fourth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is going to be all about jobs. That means it’s going to be all about education.  After topping Democratic challenger Rob Broderick by a 58 percent to 41 percent margin, the freshly reelected 167th District representative promised to pursue serious higher education reform in his next two years in Harrisburg, with an eye on better preparing Pennsylvanians for the high-skill jobs that are in their backyards.

Democrats win big in state elections
Daily Pennsylvanian By GLENN SHRUM, LALITA CLOZEL · November 7, 2012, 2:28 am
……Jim Roebuck (D-188) , a seven-term incumbent in the Pennsylvania General Assembly also won by a landslide, defeating challenger Ernest Adkins with more than 94 percent of the vote.

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