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Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district

Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district
 Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Mike Fitzpatrick (RLevittown)
Distribution 90.73% urban, 9.27% rural
Population (2000) 646,403
Median income $59,207
Ethnicity 92.1% White, 3.5% Black, 2.4% Asian, 1.3% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+1

Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district serves Bucks County, along with portions of Montgomery County, in Pennsylvania. Republican Mike Fitzpatrick has represented this district since 2011.

Contents

  • Election results 1
  • List of representatives 2
    • 1791–1793: One seat 2.1
    • 1795–1813: One seat 2.2
    • 1823–1833: Two seats 2.3
      • Seat A 2.3.1
      • Seat B 2.3.2
    • 1833–present: One seat 2.4
  • Historical district boundaries 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Election results

US House election, 2004: Pennsylvania District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Fitzpatrick 183,229 55 -9
Democratic Virginia Schrader 143,427 44 +7
Libertarian Arthur L. Farnsworth 3,710 1 +1
Constitution Erich Lukas 898 0.3 +0.3
Majority
Turnout 331,264
US House election, 2006: Pennsylvania District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Patrick Murphy 125,667 50 +6
Republican Mike Fitzpatrick 124,146 50 -5
Majority
Turnout 249,813
US House election, 2008: Pennsylvania District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Patrick Murphy 197,869 57 +7
Republican Tom Manion 145,103 42 -8
Independent Tom Lingenfelter 5,543 2
Majority
Turnout 348,515
US House election, 2010: Pennsylvania District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Fitzpatrick 126,404 54 +12
Democratic Patrick Murphy 109,157 46 -11
Majority
Turnout 235,561
US House election, 2012: Pennsylvania District 8[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Fitzpatrick 199,379 56.6 +2.6
Democratic Kathy Boockvar 152,859 43.4 -2.6
Majority
Turnout 352,238

List of representatives

1791–1793: One seat

District created in 1791 from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district

Representative Party Years District home Note
William Findley Anti-Administration March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1793 Redistricted to At-large district

District redistricted in 1793 to Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district

1795–1813: One seat

District created in 1795 from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district

Representative Party Years District home Note
Thomas Hartley Federalist March 4, 1795 – December 21, 1800 York Redistricted from the At-large District, Died
Vacant December 21, 1800 – January 15, 1801
John Stewart Democratic-Republican January 15, 1801 – March 3, 1803 York Redistricted to the 6th District
William Findley Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1813 Latrobe Redistricted to the 11th District
William Piper Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817 Everett Redistricted from the 7th District
Alexander Ogle Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819 Somerset Not a candidate for renomination
Robert Philson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821 Berlin
John Tod Democratic-Republican March 3, 1821 – March 3, 1823 Redistricted to the 13th District

1823–1833: Two seats

Seat A

Representative Party Years District home Note
Thomas Jones Rogers Jackson DR March 4, 1823 – April 20, 1824 Berlin Redistricted from the 6th District, Resigned
Vacant April 20, 1824 – December 9, 1824
George Wolf Jacksonian DR December 9, 1824 – March 3, 1825
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – ????, 1829 Resigned before the convening of the 21st Congress
Samuel A. Smith Jacksonian October 13, 1829 – March 3, 1833

Seat B

Representative Party Years District home Note
Samuel Delucenna Ingham Jacksonian DR March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 Redistricted from 6th District
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829 Resigned before the convening of the 21st Congress
Peter Ihrie, Jr. Jacksonian October 13, 1829 – March 3, 1833

1833–present: One seat

Representative Party Years District home Note
Henry King Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835 Allentown Redistricted from 7th District, Not a candidate for renomination
Edward Burd Hubley Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837 Reading
Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Peter Newhard Democratic March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843 Allentown Not a candidate for renomination
Jeremiah Brown Whig March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 Lancaster Redistricted from 4th District, Not a candidate for renomination
John Strohm Whig March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1849 Lancaster
Thaddeus Stevens Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853 York
Henry A. Muhlenberg Democratic March 4, 1853 – January 9, 1854 Reading Died
Vacant January 9, 1854 – February 4, 1854
J. Glancy Jones Democratic February 4, 1854 – October 30, 1858 Reading appointed United States Minister to Austria
Vacant October 30, 1858 – December 7, 1858
William H. Keim Republican December 7, 1858 – March 3, 1859 Reading
John Schwartz Anti-Lecompton Democrat March 4, 1859 – June 20, 1860 Reading Died
Vacant June 20, 1860 – December 3, 1860
Jacob K. McKenty Democratic December 3, 1860 – March 3, 1861 Not a candidate for renomination
Sydenham E. Ancona Democratic March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1867 Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
James L. Getz Democratic March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1873 Not a candidate for renomination
Hiester Clymer Democratic March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1881
Daniel Ermentrout Democratic March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1889 Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
William Mutchler Democratic March 4, 1889 – June 23, 1893 Died
Vacant June 23, 1893 – August 7, 1893
Howard Mutchler Democratic August 7, 1893 – March 3, 1895 Not a candidate for renomination
Joseph J. Hart Democratic March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897 Not a candidate for renomination
William S. Kirkpatrick Republican March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Laird H. Barber Democratic March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901 Not a candidate for renomination
Howard Mutchler Democratic March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903 Not a candidate for renomination
Irving P. Wanger Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1911 Redistricted from 7th District, Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Robert E. Difenderfer Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1915 Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
Henry W. Watson Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1923 Redistricted to Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district
Thomas S. Butler Republican March 4, 1923 – May 26, 1928 Redistricted from 7th District, Died
Vacant May 26, 1928 – November 6, 1928
James Wolfenden Republican November 6, 1928 – January 3, 1945 Redistricted to Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district
Charles L. Gerlach Republican January 3, 1945 – May 5, 1947 Redistricted from 9th District, Died
Vacant May 5, 1947 – September 9, 1947
Franklin H. Lichtenwalter Republican September 9, 1947 – January 3, 1951
Albert C. Vaughn Republican January 3, 1951 – September 1, 1951 Died
Vacant September 1, 1951 – November 6, 1951
Karl C. King Republican November 6, 1951 – January 3, 1957
Willard S. Curtin Republican January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1967
Edward G. Biester, Jr. Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1977 Furlong
Peter H. Kostmayer Democratic January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1981 New Hope
James K. Coyne, III Republican January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983 Upper Makefield
Peter H. Kostmayer Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 New Hope
James C. Greenwood Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2005
Mike Fitzpatrick Republican January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007 Levittown Defeated for re-election
Patrick Murphy Democratic January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011 Bristol Defeated for re-election
Mike Fitzpatrick Republican January 3, 2011 – present Levittown Incumbent

Historical district boundaries

2005 - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ "2012 General Election—Official Returns". Pennsylvania Department of State. 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

External links

  • Congressional redistricting in Pennsylvania

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