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Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District

Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district
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Boundaries since January 2019
Representative
Population (2019)706,961[1]
Median household
income
$70,857
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+2[2]

Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district is represented by Democrat Conor Lamb. The district encompasses the entirety of Beaver County, a small portion of southwestern Butler County, and all parts of Allegheny County not part of the 18th district.

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled that the map violated the state constitution and redrew it in February 2018. What was the 17th district, which had been anchored in Northeast Pennsylvania, was modified to become the 8th district, and the old 12th district likewise became the 17th, for the 2018 elections and representation thereafter.[3][4]

Election results from recent presidential races

Year Results
2008 Obama 57 - 42%
2012 Obama 55 - 43%
2016 Trump 49 - 46%
2020 Biden 51 - 48%

List of members representing the district

Because congressional districts are reconfigured and renumbered every 10 years (and occasionally at other times), the following chart displays each time Pennsylvania's districts were changed.

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Counties
District created March 4, 1823
George Plumer Jacksonian
Democratic-Republican
March 4, 1823 -
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Retired.
1823-1833
[data unknown/missing]
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 -
March 3, 1827
Richard Coulter Jacksonian March 4, 1827 -
March 3, 1833
20th
21st
22nd
Elected in 1826.
Re-elected in 1828.
Re-elected in 1830.
Redistricted to the 19th district.
John Laporte Jacksonian March 4, 1833 -
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
Elected in 1832.
Re-elected in 1834.
Retired.
1833-1843
[data unknown/missing]
Samuel Wells Morris Democratic March 4, 1837 -
March 3, 1841
25th
26th
Elected in 1836.
Re-elected in 1838.
Retired.
Davis Dimock Jr. Democratic March 4, 1841 -
January 13, 1842
27th Elected in 1840.
Died.
Vacant January 13, 1842 -
March 18, 1842
Almon H. Read Democratic March 18, 1842 -
March 3, 1843
Elected to finish Dimock Jr.'s term.
Redistricted to the 12th district.
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James Irvin
Whig March 4, 1843 -
March 3, 1845
28th Redistricted from the 14th district and re-elected in 1843.
[data unknown/missing]
[data unknown/missing]
John Blanchard Whig March 4, 1845 -
March 3, 1849
29th
30th
Elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
[data unknown/missing]
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Samuel Calvin
Whig March 4, 1849 -
March 3, 1851
31st Elected in 1848.
Retired.
Andrew Parker Democratic March 4, 1851 -
March 3, 1853
32nd Elected in 1850.
[data unknown/missing]
Samuel L. Russell Whig March 4, 1853 -
March 3, 1855
33rd Elected in 1852.
Retired.
[data unknown/missing]
David Fullerton Robison Opposition March 4, 1855 -
March 3, 1857
34th Elected in 1854.
Lost re-election.
Wilson Reilly Democratic March 4, 1857 -
March 3, 1859
35th Elected in 1856.
Lost re-election.
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Edward McPherson
Republican March 4, 1859 -
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
Elected in 1858.
Re-elected in 1860.
Lost re-election.
Archibald McAllister Democratic March 4, 1863 -
March 3, 1865
38th Elected in 1862.
Retired.
[data unknown/missing]
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Abraham A. Barker
Republican March 4, 1865 -
March 3, 1867
39th Elected in 1864.
Lost re-election.
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Daniel J. Morrell
Republican March 4, 1867 -
March 3, 1871
40th
41st
Elected in 1866.
Re-elected in 1868.
Lost re-election.
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Robert M. Speer
Democratic March 4, 1871 -
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Retired.
[data unknown/missing]
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John Reilly
Democratic March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1877
44th Elected in 1874.
Lost re-election.
[data unknown/missing]
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Jacob M. Campbell
Republican March 4, 1877 -
March 3, 1879
45th Elected in 1876.
Lost re-election.
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Alexander H. Coffroth
Democratic March 4, 1879 -
March 3, 1881
46th Elected in 1878.
[data unknown/missing]
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Jacob M. Campbell
Republican March 4, 1881 -
March 3, 1883
47th
48th
49th
Elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Lost re-election.
March 4, 1883 -
March 3, 1887
[data unknown/missing]
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Edward Scull
Republican March 4, 1887 -
March 3, 1889
50th Elected in 1886.
Redistricted to the 20th Congressional District.
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Charles R. Buckalew
Democratic March 4, 1889 -
March 3, 1891
51st Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 1888.
[data unknown/missing]
[data unknown/missing]
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Simon Peter Wolverton
Democratic March 4, 1891 -
March 3, 1893
52nd Elected in 1890.
[data unknown/missing]
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Simon Peter Wolverton
Democratic March 4, 1893 -
March 3, 1895
53rd Elected in 1892.
Retired.
[data unknown/missing]
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Monroe Henry Kulp
Republican March 4, 1895 -
March 3, 1899
54th
55th
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Lost re-election.
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Rufus King Polk
Democratic March 4, 1899 -
March 5, 1902
56th
57th
Elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Died.
Vacant March 5, 1902 -
November 4, 1902
57th
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Alexander Billmeyer
Democratic November 4, 1902 -
March 3, 1903
Elected to finish Polk's term.
Retired.
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Thaddeus Maclay Mahon
Republican March 4, 1903 -
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
Redistricted from the 18th district and re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Retired.
[data unknown/missing]
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Benjamin K. Focht
Republican March 4, 1907 -
March 3, 1913
60th
61st
62nd
Elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Lost re-election.
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Franklin Lewis Dershem
Democratic March 4, 1913 -
March 3, 1915
63rd Elected in 1912.
Lost re-election.
[data unknown/missing]
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Benjamin K. Focht
Republican March 4, 1915 -
March 3, 1923
64th
65th
66th
67th
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Lost re-election.
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Herbert W. Cummings
Democratic March 4, 1923 -
March 3, 1925
68th Elected in 1922.
Lost re-election.
[data unknown/missing]
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Frederick W. Magrady
Republican March 4, 1925 -
March 3, 1933
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Lost re-election.
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J. William Ditter
Republican March 4, 1933 -
November 21, 1943
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
Elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Died.
[data unknown/missing]
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant November 21, 1943 -
January 18, 1944
78th
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Samuel K. McConnell Jr.
Republican January 18, 1944 -
January 3, 1945
Elected to finish Ditter's term.
Redistricted to the 16th district.
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Richard M. Simpson
Republican January 3, 1945 -
January 3, 1953
79th
80th
81st
82nd
Redistricted from the 18th district and re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Redistricted to the 18th district.
[data unknown/missing]
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Alvin Bush
Republican January 3, 1953 -
November 5, 1959
83rd
84th
85th
86th
Redistricted from the 15th district and re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Died.
[data unknown/missing]
Vacant November 5, 1959 -
April 26, 1960
86th
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Herman T. Schneebeli
Republican April 26, 1960 -
January 3, 1977
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
Elected to finish Bush's term.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Retired.
[data unknown/missing]
[data unknown/missing]
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Allen E. Ertel
Democratic January 3, 1977 -
January 3, 1983
95th
96th
97th
Elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Retired.
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George Gekas
Republican January 3, 1983 -
January 3, 2003
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Lost re-election.
[data unknown/missing]
[data unknown/missing]
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Tim Holden
Democratic January 3, 2003 -
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 6th district and re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Lost renomination.
2003-2013
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Berks, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry, Schuylkill
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Matt Cartwright
Democratic January 3, 2013 -
January 3, 2019
113th
114th
115th
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Redistricted to the 8th district.
2013-2019
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Conor Lamb
Democratic January 3, 2019 -
present
116th
117th
Moved from the 18th district and re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
Retiring to run for U.S. Senator.
2019-present
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Recent election results

2012

Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district, 2012[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matt Cartwright 161,393 60.3
Republican Laureen Cummings 106,208 39.7
Total votes 267,601 100.0
Democratic hold

2014

Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matt Cartwright (incumbent) 93,680 56.8
Republican David Moylan 71,371 43.2
Total votes 165,051 100.0
Democratic hold

2016

Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district, 2016[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matt Cartwright (incumbent) 157,734 53.8
Republican Matt Connolly 135,430 46.2
Total votes 293,164 100.0
Democratic hold

2018

Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district, 2018[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Conor Lamb (incumbent) 183,162 56.3
Republican Keith Rothfus (incumbent) 142,417 43.7
Total votes 325,579 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2020

Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district, 2020[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Conor Lamb (incumbent) 222,253 51.1
Republican Sean Parnell 212,284 48.9
Total votes 434,537 100.0
Democratic hold

Counties and municipalities within the district 2005-2013

Berks County: Townships of Alsace, Bern (Districts 1 and 2), Bethel, Centre, Earl (District 1), Greenwich, Heidelberg, Jefferson, Maidencreek, Marion, Muhlenberg (Districts 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8), North Heidelberg, Oley, Ontelaunee, Penn, Perry, Pike, Richmond, Rockland, Ruscombmanor, Tilden, Tulpehocken, Upper Bern, Upper Tulpehocken, and Windsor; Boroughs of Bernville, Centerport, Fleetwood, Hamburg, Laureldale, Leesport, Lenhartsville, Lyons, Robesonia, Shoemakersville, Strausstown, and Womelsdorf.

Dauphin County: all

Lebanon County: all

Perry County: Townships of Buffalo, Centre, Juniata, Miller, Oliver (all blocks except 6999 of tract 030200), Penn, Spring, Tuscarora, Watts, and Wheatfield; Boroughs of Bloomfield, Duncannon, New Buffalo, and Newport (District 1)

Schuylkill County: all

See also

References

Notes
  1. ^ Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ "Pennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down state's congressional districts". CBS News. 2018 CBS Interactive Inc. CBS News. January 24, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Cohn, Nate; Bloch, Matthew; Quealy, Kevin (February 19, 2018). "The New Pennsylvania House Districts Are In. We Review the Mapmakers' Choices". The Upshot. The New York Times. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Statistics of Presidential and Congressional Election of November 6, 2012". Karen Haas, Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. February 28, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "Pennsylvania 2014 General Election - November 4, 2014 Official Results". Pennsylvania Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved 2021.
  7. ^ "Pennsylvania 2016 General Election - November 8, 2016 Official Results". Pennsylvania Secretary of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "2018 General Election: Representative in Congress". Pennsylvania Secretary of State. November 6, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "2020 Presidential Election - Representative in Congress". Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved 2020.
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External links

Coordinates: 40°31?51?N 80°10?9?W / 40.53083°N 80.16917°W / 40.53083; -80.16917


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