William C. Kortz

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William C. Kortz II
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 38th district
Assumed office
January 2, 2007[1]
Preceded by Kenneth W. Ruffing
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Residence Dravosburg, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Indiana University of Pennsylvania

William C. "Bill" Kortz II is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 38th legislative district. He was elected in 2006.[2]

Prior to elective office, Kortz served as an Operations Manager for the Irvin Plant of U.S. Steel.[3] Kortz attended McKeesport Area High School and received a bachelor's degree in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also attended classes at the Duquesne University M.B.A. program.[4]

Kortz, who was affiliated with anti-incumbent group PACleanSweep, defeated incumbent Representative Kenneth W. Ruffing in the 2006 Democratic party primary.[5] Ruffing faced criticism stemming from his vote in favor of the controversial 2005 legislative pay raise.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SESSION OF 2007 191ST OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY No. 1" (PDF). LEGISLATIVE JOURNAL. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2007-01-02. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  2. ^ "2006 General Election - Representative in the General Assembly". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  3. ^ "Representative William C. 'Bill' Kortz, II (PA)". Project Vote Smart. Project Vote Smart. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  4. ^ "Rep. William C. Kortz Biography". Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  5. ^ "2006 General Primary - Representative in the General Assembly". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  6. ^ Ackerman, Jan (2006-04-26). "Campaign 2006: Ruffing in three-way race in primary". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. PG Publishing Co.,. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 

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