Paul Drucker

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Paul J. Drucker is a Democrat, and former member of the Pennsylvania House of 300 W 23rd st. He represented the 157th district from 2009 through 2010.

Professional career[edit]

Drucker is a practicing attorney. He has held a variety of positions, including working in the district attorney's office under future Senator Arlen Spector.[1] Drucker has worked as a lecturer, and as a judge pro tem for the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.[2] He is also certified mediator in U.S. District Court, a Hearing Committee member of the Disciplinary Board of the state Supreme Court and a member of the board of directors of the First Bank of Philadelphia.[2]

Political career[edit]

Township Supervisor[edit]

In December 2005, Drucker won a special election to fill a two-year term on the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors. He was the first Democrat to win political office in the township's 300-year history. Drucker lost his bid for re-election in 2007.[3]

State House career[edit]

2008 election campaign[edit]

On November 4, 2008, he was elected to the State House, succeeding retiring Republican Carole Rubley. He defeated his opponent, Guy Ciarrocchi, by a margin of 50.9% to 49.1%.[4]

The race was considered one of the nastiest and most expensive in the state.[5] Both candidates launched websites attacking one another. Ciarrocchi, then-Chief of Staff to Congressman Jim Gerlach, attacked Drucker's legal career through a website called "slip and fall Paul". Drucker's campaign attacked Ciarrocchi's political background through a website called "what kind of Guy". In the end, Drucker narrowly defeated his opponent in a count that stretched into the morning following election day.[5]

2010 re-election campaign[edit]

Drucker was defeated in his bid for re-election by Republican Warren Kampf.

Committee service[edit]

Drucker served on the Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, as well as the Children and Youth, Health and Human Services and Judiciary Committees while in the House.[1]

2012 election campaign[edit]

Drucker ran against incumbent Warren Kampf in an attempt to regain his seat in the 2012 election. Kampf narrowly won re-election by a margin of 51% to 49%.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.pahouse.com/Drucker/bio
  2. ^ a b "Paul J. Drucker's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tredyffrin Township Supervisor 3 - Special Election". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us Archived December 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ a b http://philly.com/philly/news [dead link]
  6. ^ Otto, Frank (November 7, 2012). "Rep. Warren Kampf wins 157th District rematch over Paul Drucker". The Mercury. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Preceded by
Carole Rubley
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 157th District
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Warren Kampf
Political offices
Preceded by
John Petersen
Member of the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors for the 3rd District
2005–2008
Succeeded by
J.D. DiBuonaventuro