Pennsylvania Senate elections, 2006

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For the 2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, see Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2006.

The 2006 Elections for the Pennsylvania State Senate were held on November 7, 2006, with even-numbered districts being contested.[1] Necessary primary elections were held on May 16, 2006.[2] State Senators are elected for four-year terms, with half of the Senate seats up for a vote every two years.[3] Members elected in 2006 were inaugurated on January 2, 2007.[4]

The Senate elections saw no seats change parties, with the Republicans holding onto an eight-seat majority. Senate Republican floor leader, David J. Brightbill, was defeated for in the primary election by tire salesman Mike Folmer. President pro tempore Robert C. Jubelirer was defeated for re-election by fellow Republican and Blair County commissioner John Eichelberger. Three Republican senators, Joe Conti, Charles D. Lemmond, Jr., Noah W. Wenger, retired and were succeeded by Chuck McIlhinney, Lisa Baker, and Michael W. Brubaker, respectively.

Affiliation Members
  Republican Party 29
  Democratic Party 21
 Total
50

General election[edit]

District Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
2 Democratic Christine M. Tartaglione re-elected


Democratic Christine M. Tartaglione 44,066 84.2
Republican Christopher Morris 8,283 15.8
4 Democratic Leanna M. Washington[5] re-elected


Democratic Leanna M. Washington 77,396 84.2
Republican Ron Holt 41,685 46.6
6 Republican Robert M. Tomlinson re-elected


Republican Robert M. Tomlinson 47,772 53.4
Democratic Paul Lang 41,685 46.6
8 Democratic Anthony H. Williams re-elected


Democratic Anthony H. Williams 58,053 100.0
10 Republican Joe Conti retired


Republican Chuck McIlhinney 52,060 51.5
Democratic Chris Serpico 48,951 48.5
12 Republican Stewart J. Greenleaf re-elected


Republican Stewart J. Greenleaf 56,935 57.4
Democratic Jeff Albert 42,257 42.6
14 Democratic Raphael J. Musto re-elected


Democratic Raphael J. Musto 53,087 100.0
16 Republican Pat Browne[6] re-elected


Republican Pat Browne 38,764 54.2
Democratic Richard J. Orloski 32788 45.8
18 Democratic Lisa Boscola re-elected


Democratic Lisa Boscola 51,599 71.4
Republican Bonnie L. Dodge 20,714 28.6
20 Republican Charles D. Lemmond, Jr. retired


Republican Lisa Baker 46,943 59.4
Democratic Robert G. McNamara 32,148 40.6
22 Democratic Robert J. Mellow re-elected


Democratic Robert J. Mellow 71,141 100.0
24 Republican Robert C. Wonderling re-elected


Republican Robert C. Wonderling 48,310 56.5
Democratic Dave Wilsey 37,179 43.5
26 Republican Edwin B. Erickson re-elected


Republican Edwin B. Erickson 50,986 52.2
Democratic Michael T. Farrell 46641 47.8
28 Republican Mike Waugh re-elected


Republican Mike Waugh 52,442 66.3
Democratic J. P. Kurish 24,050 30.4
Green Edward W.Gately, Sr. 2,637 3.3
30 Republican Robert C. Jubelirer defeated for re-nomination


Republican John H. Eichelberger, Jr. 45,607 62.7
Democratic Greg Morris 27,106 37.3
32 Democratic Richard A. Kasunic re-elected


Democratic Richard A. Kasunic 45,425 68.1
Republican Ronald L. Gallo 21,302 31.9
34 Republican Jacob D. Corman III re-elected


Republican Jacob D. Corman III 43,028 56.0
Democratic John Eich 30,025 39.1
Libertarian Thomas A. Martin 2,140 2.8
Independent Robert J. Cash[7] 1,590 2.1
36 Republican Noah W. Wenger retired


Republican Michael W. Brubaker 51,145 65.5
Democratic Jason A. Leisey 26,896 34.5
38 Democratic Jim Ferlo re-elected


Democratic Jim Ferlo 57,195 84.2
Constitution Joseph Murphy 10,718 15.8
40 Republican Jane C. Orie re-elected


Republican Jane C. Orie 77,566 84.7
Constitution Christopher M. Graham 14,029 15.3
42 Democratic Wayne Fontana[8] re-elected


Democratic Wayne Fontana 60,634 100.0
44 Republican John C. Rafferty, Jr. re-elected


Republican John C. Rafferty, Jr. 49,798 56.2
Democratic Dan Weand 38,768 43.8
46 Democratic J. Barry Stout re-elected


Democratic J. Barry Stout 61,511 100.0
48 Republican David J. Brightbill defeated for re-nomination


Republican Mike Folmer 54,425 63.4
Democratic John R. Liss 31,442 36.6
50 Republican Bob Robbins re-elected


Republican Bob Robbins 41,302 53.5
Democratic Art Allen 35,854 46.5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 General Election". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  2. ^ "2006 General Primary". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  3. ^ "Senator in the General Assembly, 2006 General Election". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  4. ^ "Legislative Journal for January 2, 2007". Commonwealth of PA. Legislative Data Processing Center. 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  5. ^ Elected in special election on May 17, 2005 to fill the unexpired term of Allyson Schwartz, who was elected to Congress
  6. ^ Elected in special election on April 5, 2005 to fill the unexpired term of Charlie Dent, who was elected to Congress
  7. ^ Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State. "List of minor party candidates and political body candidates who filed nomination papers". 
  8. ^ Elected in special election on May 17, 2005 to fill the unexpired term of Jack Wagner,who was elected Pennsylvania Auditor General.