Pennsylvania Senate election, 2004

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Elections for the Pennsylvania State Senate were held on November 2, 2004, with even-numbered districts being contested.[1] State Senators are elected for four-year terms, with half of the Senate seats up for a vote every two years.[2] The term of office for those elected in 2004 will run from January 4, 2005[3] through November 2008.[citation needed] Necessary primary elections were held on April 27, 2004.[4]

Bob Regola, a Republican member of the Hempfield Township Board of Supervisors, defeated Democratic senator Allen G. Kukovich in the 39th senatorial district. Republican State Representative Pat Vance succeeded the retiring Republican Senator Harold F. Mowrey, Jr.. Four senators who won special elections prior to the 2004 election, Dominic F. Pileggi, Connie Williams, John R. Gordner, and John Pippy, each won full terms.[5]

Affiliation Members
  Republican Party 30
  Democratic Party 20
 Total
50

General Elections[edit]

District Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
1 Democratic Vincent J. Fumo re-elected Democratic Vincent J. Fumo 88,935 79.4
Republican John H. Morley, Jr. 23,073 30.6
3 Democratic Shirley M. Kitchen re-elected Democratic Shirley M. Kitchen 87,064 86.8
Republican Philip Kerwick 13,207 13.2
5 Democratic Mike Stack re-elected Democratic Mike Stack 66,844 65.7
Republican Sam Mirarchi 34,829 34.3
7 Democratic Vincent Hughes re-elected Democratic Vincent Hughes 91,340 83.6
Republican Maryalice H. Devlin 17,980 16.4
9 Republican Dominic F. Pileggi[6] re-elected Republican Dominic F. Pileggi 71,379 59.4
Democratic Thomas J. Bosak 48,784 40.6
11 Democratic Michael A. O'Pake re-elected Democratic Michael A. O'Pake 69,951 70.9
Republican Barbara J. Cummings 28,745 29.1
13 Republican Gibson E. Armstrong re-elected Republican Gibson E. Armstrong 71,925 65.5
Democratic John Gouveia 37,870 34.5
15 Republican Jeffrey E. Piccola re-elected Republican Jeffrey E. Piccola 70,058 61.1
Democratic Eric J. Epstein 44,653 38.9
17 Republican Connie Williams[7] re-elected Democratic Connie Williams 80,372 64.5
Republican Ted Barry 44,224 0.355
19 Republican Robert J. Thompson re-elected Republican Robert J. Thompson 96,582 100.0
21 Republican Mary Jo White re-elected Republican Mary Jo White 66,292 67.7
Democratic Kevan M. Yenerall 29,348 30.0
Libertarian Michael J. Robertson 22,90 2.3
23 Republican Roger A. Madigan re-elected Republican Roger A. Madigan 73,048 73.5
Democratic Grant Berry, Jr. 26,313 26.5
25 Republican Joseph B. Scarnati III re-elected Republican Joseph B. Scarnati III 74,383 89.5
Constitution Alan Kiser 8,694 10.5
27 Republican John R. Gordner[8] re-elected Republican John R. Gordner 67,236 70.4
Democratic John J. Boback 28,288 29.6
29 Republican James J. Rhoades re-elected Republican James J. Rhoades 67,743 65.7
Democratic Michael P. Halcovage 35,379 34.3
31 Republican Harold F. Mowrey, Jr. retired Republican Patricia H. Vance 86,741 72.9
Democratic Sean Quinlan 29,148 24.5
Independent Jeffrey T. Gerace 3,027 2.5
33 Republican Terry Punt re-elected Republican Terry Punt 83,790 76.5
Democratic Donald R. Richards 25766 23.5
35 Democratic John N. Wozniak re-elected Democratic John N. Wozniak 93,500 100.0
37 Republican John Pippy[9] re-elected Republican John Pippy 88,306 67.8
Democratic Gianni Floro 41,954 32.2
39 Democratic Allen G. Kukovich defeated for re-election Republican Bob Regola 58,107 52.4
Democratic Allen G. Kukovich 52,743 47.6
41 Republican Donald C. White re-elected Republican Donald C. White 97,941 100.0
43 Democratic Jay Costa, Jr. re-elected Democratic Jay Costa, Jr. 90,408 100.0
45 Democratic Sean F. Logan re-elected Democratic Sean F. Logan 72,943 100.0
47 Democratic Gerald J. La Valle re-elected Democratic Gerald J. La Valle 95,952 100.0
49 Republican Jane M. Earll re-elected Republican Jane M. Earll 67,658 65.8
Democratic Tony Logue 35,194 34.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2004 General Election". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Senator in the General Assembly, 2004 General Election". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Legislative Journal for January 4, 2005" (PDF). Commonwealth of PA. Legislative Data Processing Center. 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Senator in the General Assembly, 2004 General Primary". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  5. ^ Cox, Harold. "Pennsylvania Senate - 2005-2006" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  6. ^ Elected in special election on October 1, 2002 to fill the unexpired term of Clarence D. Bell, who died on July 26, 2002.
  7. ^ Elected in a special election on November 6, 2001 after the resignation of Richard Tilghman on August 31, 2001.
  8. ^ Elected in special election on November 3, 2003 to fill the unexpired term of Edward Helfrick, who resigned on August 22, 2003.
  9. ^ Elected in special election on March 11, 2003 to fill the unexpired term of Tim Murphy, who resigned on January 3, 2003.