Pennsylvania Senate elections, 2012

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The 2012 elections for the Pennsylvania State Senate were held on November 6, 2012, with all odd-numbered districts being contested.[1] The primary elections were held on April 24, 2012.[2] The term of office for those elected in 2012 began when the Senate convened in January 2013. Pennsylvania State Senators are elected to four-year terms, with 25 of the 50 seats contested every two years.[3]

Make-up of the Senate following the 2012 elections[edit]

Affiliation Members
Democratic 23
Republican 27
Total 50

General election[edit]

District Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
1 Democratic Larry Farnese Re-elected


Democratic Larry Farnese 95,612 82.40
Republican Al Gambone 20,421 17.60
3 Democratic Shirley Kitchen Re-elected


Democratic Shirley Kitchen 101,151 100.00
5 Democratic Mike Stack Re-elected


Democratic Mike Stack 65,587 71.65
Republican Mike Tomlinson 25,954 28.35
7 Democratic Vincent Hughes Re-elected


Democratic Vincent Hughes 105,146 100.00
9 Republican Dominic Pileggi Re-elected


Republican Dominic Pileggi 73,003 55.40
Democratic Pat Worrell 58,769 44.60
11 Democratic Judy Schwank Re-elected


Democratic Judy Schwank 63,796 64.37
Republican Karen Mogel 35,318 35.63
13 Republican Lloyd Smucker Re-elected


Republican Lloyd Smucker 64,153 55.72
Democratic Tom O'Brien 50,981 44.28
15 Republican Jeff Piccola Retired


Democratic Rob Teplitz 61,139 51.53
Republican John McNally 57,504 48.47
17 Democratic Daylin Leach Re-elected


Democratic Daylin Leach 78,508 63.20
Republican Charles Gehret 45,707 36.80
19 Democratic Andy Dinniman Re-elected


Democratic Andy Dinniman 83,589 57.45
Republican Chris Amentas 61,914 42.55
21 Republican Mary Jo White Retired


Republican Scott Hutchinson 75,905 100.00
23 Republican Gene Yaw Re-elected


Republican Gene Yaw 66,277 69.73
Democratic Luana Cleveland 28,771 30.27
25 Republican Joe Scarnati Re-elected


Republican Joseph B. Scarnati 75,096 100.00
27 Republican John Gordner Re-elected


Republican John Gordner 75,667 100.00
29 Republican Dave Argall Re-elected


Republican Dave Argall 56,837 56.16
Democratic Tim Seip 44,365 43.84
31 Republican Pat Vance Re-elected


Republican Pat Vance 123,096 100.00
33 Republican Rich Alloway Re-elected


Republican Rich Alloway 81,503 70.74
Democratic Bruce Neylon 33,716 29.26
35 Democratic John Wozniak Re-elected


Democratic John Wozniak 46,637 50.98
Republican Tim Houser 44,844 49.02
37 Republican John Pippy Retired


Democratic Matthew H. Smith 70,883 52.61
Republican Dakshinamurthy Raja 63,854 47.39
39 Republican Kim Ward Re-elected


Republican Kim Ward 92,984 86.96
Independent Ron Gazze 13,946 13.04
41 Republican Don White Re-elected


Republican Don White 82,761 100.00
43 Democratic Jay Costa Re-elected


Democratic Jay Costa 94,779 100.00
45 Democratic Jim Brewster Re-elected


Democratic Jim Brewster 72,189 100.00
47 Republican Elder Vogel Re-elected


Republican Elder Vogel 57,613 57.06
Democratic Kim Villella 43,348 42.94
49 Republican Jane Earll Retired


Democratic Sean Wiley 60,921 60.01
Republican Janet Anderson 40,592 39.99

Source: Pennsylvania Department of State[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2012 General Election - Senator in the General Assembly". Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "2012 General Primary - Senator in the General Assembly". Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1968, Article II". Duquesne University. Retrieved 29 October 2012.