|November 4, 2014|
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Few of the western Pa incumbents in the state House and Senate are being seriously challenged in the Nov. 4 election. East of Harrisburg the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania (CVPa) found it necessary to only endorse Lisa Stout Bashioum (39th Dist in the Mon valley) out of a total of thirteen endorsed candidates for the state House. So it is useful to know how these incumbents behaved environmentally during the 2013-2014 sessions.
Developed in collaboration with Clean Water Action and the Sierra Club, the CVPa has published a scorecard that treats 8 key votes in the Senate and 12 in the House. Out of a total of thirty House and Senate members who had a 100 pct score on the CVPa scorecard only three were from the west: Representatives Dan Frankel, Ed Gainey, and retiring Erin Molchany. Scoring 75 pct each in the second tier in the Senate were Jay Costa, Jim Ferlo, and Matt Smith. In the House Frank Dermody scored a respectable 91 pct followed by Jake Wheatly (89 pct), Joseph Markosek (83 pct), and Adam Ravenstahl (82 pct) followed by Dan Deasy, Dom Costa and Tim Mahoney with 75 pct each.