|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 12th district
May 21, 2019
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
from the 85th district
January 4, 2011 - May 22, 2019
|David H. Rowe|
|Born||October 23, 1965|
Page, Arizona, U.S.
Frederick B. Keller (born October 23, 1965) is an American politician from Pennsylvania, who is the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district. He was a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 85th district from 2011 until his resignation in May 2019 following election to the U.S. House.
Keller was born in Page, Arizona, to parents who were native Pennsylvanians that had moved west for work. After graduating from Shikellamy High School in 1984, Keller got a job at Conestoga Wood Specialties, a factory that makes cabinets and other wooden kitchen products, in Beavertown, Pennsylvania. He was ultimately promoted to become the plant operations manager. In 1990, Keller began a real estate property business, and attended Don Paul Shearer Real Estate school in 1995.
In 2010, Keller ran as a Republican for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 85th district, seeking to succeed Republican Russ Fairchild, who was retiring. He was elected to the Pennsylvania House, and was reelected every two years through 2018. He was appointed to the board of trustees of the Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System in 2019.
Following Tom Marino's resignation from the United States House of Representatives in January 2019, Keller declared his candidacy in the 2019 Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district special election.
He won the Republican nomination at a conference meeting on March 2. Keller won the general election on May 21, defeating previous 2018 Democratic nominee Marc Friedenberg, and resigned from his state House seat on May 22. He was sworn in on June 3.
|Republican||Fred Keller (incumbent)||14,714||67.70%||-32.3%|
|Republican||Fred Keller (incumbent)||21,304||100.00%||+30.8%|
|Republican||Fred Keller (incumbent)||10,895||69.20%||-11.9%|
|Republican||Fred Keller (incumbent)||16,900||81.1%||15.08%|
|Republican||Betsy M. Snook||1,886||26.14%||N/A|
Keller has three siblings. Soon after he began working, Keller married his wife Kay and they have two grown children, one of whom survived after being hospitalized on life support and being told there was no chance for recovery. They also have two grandchildren.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
from the 85th district
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| Current United States Representatives by seniority