Pennsylvania Senate election, 2002

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Elections for the Pennsylvania State Senate were held on November 5, 2002, 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 2002 ran from January 3, 2003[3] until November 28, 2006.[4] Necessary primary elections were held on May 21, 2002.[5]

This was the first Pennsylvania State Senate election held after the constitutionally-mandated[6] decennial reapportionment plan.[7] [8]

None of the seats of the three senators who did not run for re-election changed party hands. Robert C. Wonderling succeeded the retiring Republican senator, Edwin G. Holl. John C. Rafferty, Jr. succeeded Republican Senator James W. Gerlach, who successfully ran for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district. Jim Ferlo, a veteran member of Pittsburgh's City Council, succeeded the retiring Democratic senator Leonard J. Bodack. [9]

Affiliation Members
  Republican Party 29
  Democratic Party 21
 Total
50

General Elections

District Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes %
2 Democratic Christine M. Tartaglione re-elected Democratic Christine M. Tartaglione 39,785 79.4
Republican Gary Adam Feldman 9,787 19.5
Green Traci Confer 532 1.1
4 Democratic Allyson Y. Schwartz re-elected Democratic Allyson Y. Schwartz 77,396 82.3
Republican Ron Holt 15,231 17.7
6 Republican Robert M. Tomlinson re-elected Republican Robert M. Tomlinson 42,532 52.6
Democratic Peter H. Kostmayer 38,385 47.4
8 Democratic Anthony H. Williams re-elected Democratic Anthony H. Williams 46,583 78.9
Republican John P. McKelligott 12,460 21.1
10 Republican Joe Conti re-elected Republican Joe Conti 49,407 61.5
Democratic Ronald H. Elgart 30,901 38.5
12 Republican Stewart J. Greenleaf re-elected Republican Stewart J. Greenleaf 56,858 66.8
Democratic Howard P. Rovner 28,206 33.2
14 Democratic Raphael J. Musto re-elected Democratic Raphael J. Musto 40,442 100.0
16 Republican Charles W. Dent re-elected Republican Charles W. Dent 40,320 65.1
Democratic Richard J. Orloski 21,571 34.9
18 Democratic Lisa Boscola re-elected Democratic Lisa Boscola 39,312 61.7
Republican Nick Sabatine 24,353 38.3
20 Republican Charles D. Lemmond, Jr. re-elected Republican Charles D. Lemmond, Jr. 43,467 69.6
Democratic John Petrizzo 18,998 30.4
22 Democratic Robert J. Mellow re-elected Democratic Robert J. Mellow 50,274 69.1
Republican Frank Scavo 22,451 30.9
24 Republican Edwin G. Holl retired Republican Robert C. Wonderling 39,464 55.1
Democratic Jim Maza 32,215 44.9
26 Republican Edwin B. Erickson[10] re-elected Republican Edwin B. Erickson 52,908 63.3
Democratic Sean Crumlish 30,643 36.7
28 Republican Mike Waugh re-elected Republican Mike Waugh 46,560 100
30 Republican Robert C. Jubelirer re-elected Republican Robert C. Jubelirer 47,715 73.1
Democratic Stacey R. Brumbaugh 17,578 26.9
32 Democratic Richard A. Kasunic re-elected Democratic Richard A. Kasunic 41,686 100.0
34 Republican Jacob D. Corman III re-elected Republican Jacob D. Corman III 57,472 92.6
Libertarian Daniel W. Tuel 4,620 7.4
36 Republican Noah W. Wenger re-elected Republican Noah W. Wenger 52,158 94.6
Constitution Laurellynn T. Petolicchio 2,994 5.4
38 Democratic Leonard J. Bodack retired Democratic Jim Ferlo 38,886 64.9
Constitution Ted Tomson 21,000 35.1
40 Republican Jane C. Orie[11] re-elected Republican Jane C. Orie 57,310 70.8
Democratic Dan Demarco 23,642 29.1
42 Democratic Jack Wagner re-elected Democratic Jack Wagner 44,249 72.3
Republican Thomas Stepnick 16,952 27.7
44 Republican James W. Gerlach ran for Congress Republican John C. Rafferty, Jr. 42,558 59.2
Democratic Rick Jacobs 29,368 40.8
46 Democratic J. Barry Stout re-elected Democratic J. Barry Stout 58,973 100.0
48 Republican David J. Brightbill re-elected Republican David J. Brightbill 52,341 69.5
Democratic Ed Arnold 22,952 30.5
50 Republican Bob Robbins re-elected Republican Bob Robbins 42,728 65.1
Democratic Kyle Klaric 22,894 34.9

References

  • Cox, Harold (November 3, 2004). "Pennsylvania Senate - 2001-2002" (PDF). Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
  • "2002 General Primary - Senator in the General Assembly". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-28.
  • "2002 General Election- Senator in the General Assembly". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-06-28.
  1. ^ "2002 General Election". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  2. ^ "Senator in the General Assembly, 2002 General Election". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  3. ^ "Legislative Journal for January 7, 2003" (PDF). Commonwealth of PA. Legislative Data Processing Center. 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
  4. ^ "Legislative Journal for November 22, 2006" (PDF). Commonwealth of PA. Legislative Data Processing Center. 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
  5. ^ "President of the United States, 2002 General Primary". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  6. ^ Pennsylvania Constitution Article II, Section 17
  7. ^ elections: 2001 Reapportionment Plans
  8. ^ http://www.dos.state.pa.us/elections/lib/elections/060_reapportionment_plans/state_senate_districts.pdf
  9. ^ Cox, Harold. "Pennsylvania Senate - 2003-2004" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-06-08.
  10. ^ Elected in special election on March 20, 2001 after the resignation of Joseph F. Loeper, Jr. on December 31, 2000.
  11. ^ Elected in special election Archived 2008-06-27 at the Wayback Machine. on March 20, 2001 to fill the term of Melissa Hart, who resigned on January 2, 2001 to take her seat in Congress.
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