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Key Votes

Kerry Benninghoff's Voting Records on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Full Name: Kerry A. Benninghoff
Office: State House (PA) - District 171, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 171
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Michele; 5 Children: Michael, Heather, Amy, Kelley, Ryleigh (deceased)
Birth Date: 01/14/1962
Birth Place: Lebanon County, PA
Home City: Bellefonte, PA
Religion: Methodist

Pennsylvania Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 1, 2010 HB 67 Driving Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Failed - House
(71 - 126)
Did Not Vote
June 29, 2010 HB 2189 Defining the Offense of Sexting Bill Passed - House
(163 - 36)
Did Not Vote
June 29, 2009 HB 746 Children's Health Care Insurance Bill Passed - House
(106 - 94)
Nay
May 13, 2008 SB 1278 Child Support Fee Bill Passed - House
(116 - 84)
Nay
June 6, 2006 HB 2381 Marriage Definition Constitutional Amendment Joint Resolution Passed - House
(136 - 61)
Yea

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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