Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district: Wikis

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Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district
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Current Representative Charlie Dent (R)
Population (2000) 646,300
Median income $45,330
Ethnicity 89.5% White, 3.1% Black, 1.7% Asian, 7.9% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI D + 2

Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District is located in eastern Pennsylvania, comprising all of Northampton County, most of Lehigh County, and small parts of Berks and Montgomery Counties. The district includes the Lehigh Valley, Indian Valley and Upper Perkiomen Valley regions.

Despite a slight Democratic tilt due to the presence of fairly large cities such as Allentown and Bethlehem, the district has elected Republicans recently. From 1999-2005, Pat Toomey represented the district. Since 2005, fellow Republican Charles Dent has represented the district. The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of D +2.


Representatives

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created in 1813
Vacant March 4, 1813 – May 14, 1813
Thomas Wilson Democratic-Republican May 14, 1813 – March 3, 1817 Erie installed due to resignation of Abner Lacock from redistricted 11th district before commencement of Congress
Robert Moore Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1821 Beaver Not a candidate for renomination
Patrick Farrelly Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823 Meadville Redistricted to the 18th district
Thomas Patterson Jacksonian DR March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 Redistricted from the 12th district unsuccessful candidate for renomination
Joseph Lawrence Adams March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
William McCreery Jacksonian March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Thomas M. T. McKennan Anti-Masonic March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833 Redistricted to the 21st district
Andrew Beaumont Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837 Wilkes-Barre Not a candidate for renomination
David Petrikin Democrat March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841
Benjamin A. Bidlack Democrat March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843 Milford Redistricted to the 11th district
Henry Nes Independent Democrat March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 York
Moses McClean Democrat March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847 Gettysburg
Henry Nes Whig March 3, 1847 – September 10, 1850 York Died
Vacant September 10, 1850 – December 2, 1850
Joel B. Danner Democrat December 2, 1850 – March 3, 1851 Gettysburg
William H. Kurtz Democrat March 3, 1851 – March 3, 1853 York Redistricted to the 25th district
James Gamble Democrat March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 Jersey Shore Redistricted from the 13th district
John J. Pearce Opposition March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857 Lock Haven Declined to be a candidate for reelection
Allison White Democrat March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859 Lock Haven Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
James T. Hale Republican March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1863 Bellefonte Redistricted to the 18th district
Joseph Bailey Democrat March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865 Redistricted from the 16th district
Adam J. Glossbrenner Democrat March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869 York Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Richard J. Haldeman Democrat March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873 Not a candidate for renomination
John A. Magee Democrat March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
Joseph Powell Democrat March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 Towanda Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Edward Overton, Jr. Republican March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1881 Towanda Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
Cornelius C. Jadwin Republican March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1883 Honesdale Unsuccessful Independent candidate for reelection
George A. Post Democrat March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885 Montrose
Frank C. Bunnell Republican March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1889 Tunkhannock Not a candidate for renomination
Myron B. Wright Republican March 4, 1889 - November 13, 1894 Susquehanna Died
Vacant November 13, 1894 – February 23, 1895
Edwin J. Jorden Republican February 23, 1895 - March 3, 1895 Tunkhannock Not a candidate for renomination
Vacant March 3, 1895 – November 5, 1895
James H. Codding Republican November 5, 1895 – March 3, 1899 Towanda installed after deceased Myron B. Wright was re-elected to term and subsequently declared vacant, not a candidate for reelection
Charles F. Wright Republican March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1903 Susquehanna Not a candidate for renomination
Elias Deemer Republican March 3, 1903 – March 3, 1907 Williamsport Redistricted from the 16th district, unsuccessful candidate for reelection
William B. Wilson Democrat March 3, 1907 – March 3, 1913 Blossburg Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Edgar R. Kiess Republican March 3, 1913 – March 3, 1923 Williamsport Redistricted to the16th district
Louis T. McFadden Republican March 3, 1923 – January 3, 1935 Redistricted from the 14th district, unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Charles E. Dietrich Democrat January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937 Tunkhannock Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Albert G. Rutherford Republican March 4, 1937 – August 10, 1941 Honesdale Died
Vacant August 10, 1941 – November 4, 1941
Wilson D. Gillette Republican November 4, 1941 – January 3, 1945 Towanda Redistricted to the14th district
Robert F. Rich Republican January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1951 Jersey Shore Not a candidate for renomination
Alvin Bush Republican January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953 Redistricted to the 17th district
Francis E. Walter Democrat January 3, 1953 – May 31, 1963 Easton Redistricted from the 21st district, died
Vacant May 31, 1963 – July 30, 1963
Fred B. Rooney Democrat July 30, 1963 – January 3, 1979 Bethlehem Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Donald L. Ritter Republican January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1993 Bethlehem Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Paul F. McHale, Jr. Democrat January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1999 Bethlehem He was not a candidate for reelection
Pat Toomey Republican January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2005 Bethlehem Did not seek re-election as a Congressman, Unsuccessfully ran for the United States Senate
Charlie Dent Republican January 3, 2005 - Present Allentown Incumbent

Election results

2004 - United States House of Representatives Charlie Dent (R)- 170,634 - 58.6% Joe Driscoll (D)- 114,646 - 39.4% Richard Piotrowski (Lib) - 3,660 - 1.3% Greta Browne (Grn) - 2,194 - 0.7%

2006 - United States House of Representatives Charlie Dent (R)- 106,261 - 53.6% Charles Dertinger (D)- 86,186 - 43.5% Greta Browne (Grn) - 5,803 - 2.9%

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