Pennsylvania Senate elections, 2000

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Elections for the Pennsylvania State Senate were held on November 7, 2000, 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. The term of office for those elected in 2000 ran from January 3, 20012 until November 30, 2004.3 Necessary primary elections were held on April 27, 2004.4

The make-up of the senate remained the same following the 2000 elections. Democratic Mike Stack defeated incumbent Republican Frank A. Salvatore in the 5th senatorial district. Republican Donald C. White defeated the democratic nominee to succeed the retiring Patrick J. Stapleton, Jr. in the 41st senatorial district. Democratic Sean Logan succeeded the retiring Albert V. Belan.

Republican Bill Slocum remained on the ballot in the 25th senatorial district, even after his resignation from the senate on June 1, 2000. Slocum plead guilty and spent a month in federal prison for filing false reports to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and discharging raw sewage into Brokenstraw Creek while he was a sewage plant manager in Youngsville, Pennsylvania.5 The local Republican party supported the eventual winner, Joseph B. Scarnati III, who ran as an independent and changed his party registration to Republican after his election. 6

Affiliation Members
  Republican Party 30
  Democratic Party 20
 Total
50

General election

District Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes  %
1 Democratic Vincent J. Fumo re-elected


Democratic Vincent J. Fumo 64,877 81.1
Republican George Jacob 15,114 18.9
3 Democratic Shirley M. Kitchen re-elected


Democratic Shirley M. Kitchen 61,895 100.0
5 Republican Frank A. Salvatore defeated


Democratic Mike Stack 46,980 52.6
Republican Frank A. Salvatore 42,416 47.4
7 Democratic Vincent Hughes re-elected


Democratic Vincent Hughes 69,777 100.0
9 Republican Clarence D. Bell re-elected


Republican Clarence D. Bell 66,345 100.0
11 Democratic Michael A. O'Pake re-elected


Democratic Michael A. O'Pake 81,926 94.9
Green Jennaro Pullano 4,405 5.1
13 Republican Gibson E. Armstrong re-elected


Republican Gibson E. Armstrong 63,581 68.7
Democratic Ricci Dehl 28,964 31.3
15 Republican Jeffrey E. Piccola re-elected


Republican Jeffrey E. Piccola 65,718 67.3
Democratic D. Ann Smilek 31,881 32.7
17 Republican Richard A. Tilghman re-elected


Republican Richard A. Tilghman 57,664 50.3
Democratic Lynn Yeakel 44,224 35.5
19 Republican Robert J. Thompson re-elected


Republican Robert J. Thompson 70,210 63.3
Democratic Thomas J. Bosak 40,749 36.7
21 Republican Mary Jo White re-elected


Republican Mary Jo White 73,423 87.6
Libertarian Vernon L. Etzel 10,405 12.4
23 Republican Roger A. Madigan re-elected


Republican Roger A. Madigan 67,698 100.0
25 Republican Bill Slocum7 resigned, but remained on the ballot


Independent Joseph B. Scarnati III8 29,346 32.9
Democratic Joseph J. Calla, Jr. 29,149 32.7
Republican Bill Slocum 28,209 31.6
Constitution Alan R. Kiser 2,460 2.8
27 Republican Edward W. Helfrick re-elected


Republican Edward W. Helfrick 61,335 100.0
29 Republican James J. Rhoades re-elected


Republican James J. Rhoades 87,397 100.0
31 Republican Harold F. Mowery, Jr. re-elected


Republican Harold F. Mowery, Jr. 66,112 65.9
Democratic James H. Hertzler 34,227 34.1
33 Republican Terry Punt re-elected


Republican Terry Punt 92,456 100.0
35 Democratic John N. Wozniak re-elected


Democratic John N. Wozniak 66,625 77.1
Democratic J. Anthony Connell 19,799 22.9
37 Republican Tim Murphy re-elected


Republican Tim Murphy 73,198 64.3
Democratic Joseph Rudolph 40,661 36.7
39 Democratic Allen G. Kukovich re-elected


Democratic Allen G. Kukovich 54,358 57.6
Republican Gene Porterfield 40,017 42.4
41 Democratic Patrick J. Stapleton, Jr. retired


Republican Don White 46,239 53.8
Democratic James McQuown 39,629 46.2
43 Democratic Jay Costa, Jr. re-elected


Democratic Jay Costa, Jr. 71,210 100.0
45 Democratic Albert V. Belan retired


Democratic Sean F. Logan 56,775 61.1
Republican Laurie Zacharia MacDonald 36,183 38.9
47 Democratic Gerald J. LaValle re-elected


Democratic Gerald J. LaValle 86,647 100.0
49 Republican Jane M. Earll re-elected


Republican Jane M. Earll 53,617 57.7
Democratic John Paul Jones 39,254 42.3

References

  1. ^ "2000 General Election". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ "Legislative Journal for January 2, 2001". Commonwealth of PA. Legislative Data Processing Center. 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  3. ^ "Legislative Journal for November 30, 2004". Commonwealth of PA. Legislative Data Processing Center. 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Senator in the General Assembly, 2000 General Primary". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  5. ^ Senator gets jail time for dumping sewage
  6. ^ Cox, Harold. "Pennsylvania Senate - 2001-2002". Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  7. ^ resigned on June 1, 2000
  8. ^ Joined Republican party after election







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