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Pennsylvania's congressional districts

Pennsylvania's congressional districts since 2013[1]

After the 2000 Census, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was divided into 19 Congressional Districts, decreasing from 21 due to reapportionment. After the 2010 Census, the number of districts decreased again to 18.

Current districts and representatives

List of members of the Pennsylvanian United States House delegation, their terms, district boundaries, and the districts' political ratings according to the CPVI. The delegation has a total of 18 members, with 13 Republicans, and 5 Democrats.

District Representative Party CPVI Incumbent time in office District map
1st Bob Brady (D-Philadelphia) Democratic D+25 May 19, 1998 – present
2nd Chaka Fattah (D-Philadelphia) Democratic D+39 January 3, 1995 – present
3rd Mike Kelly (R-Erie) Republican R+5 January 3, 2011 – present
4th Scott Perry (R-Harrisburg) Republican R+9 January 3, 2013 – present
5th Glenn Thompson (R-Oil City) Republican R+6 January 3, 2009 – present
6th Ryan Costello (R-West Chester) Republican R+1 January 3, 2015 – present
7th Pat Meehan (R-Philadelphia/Reading) Republican EVEN January 3, 2011 – present
8th Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Levittown) Republican R+1 January 3, 2011 – present
9th Bill Shuster (R-Altoona) Republican R+10 May 15, 2001 – present
10th Tom Marino (R-Williamsport) Republican R+12 January 3, 2011 – present
11th Lou Barletta (R-Harrisburg) Republican R+6 January 3, 2011 – present
12th Keith Rothfus (R-Oakmont) Republican R+6 January 3, 2013 – present
13th Brendan Boyle (D-Philadelphia) Democratic D+12 January 3, 2015 – present
14th Michael Doyle (D-Pittsburgh) Democratic D+16 January 3, 1995 – present
15th Charlie Dent (R-Allentown) Republican R+2 January 3, 2005 – present
16th Joseph Pitts (R-Reading) Republican R+6 January 3, 1997 – present
17th Matthew Cartwright (D-Scranton) Democratic D+4 January 3, 2013 – present
18th Tim Murphy (R-Brentwood) Republican R+6 January 3, 2003 – present

Partisan split

Delegation affiliation: Red - Republicans (13)
Blue - Democrat (5)

2012 Congressional District Realignment

The Congressional Districts in Pennsylvania faced slight realignment for the 2012 election. Many sitting Congressional Representatives saw their districts modified or merged as part of the redistricting. An example of this would be the previous District Four (4) and Twelve (12). These two district saw major changes with the new realignment. The merger forced a primary runoff between the two sitting representatives in order to determine who would hold seat for the newly formed district.[2]

Historical district boundaries

Redistricting in Pennsylvania

The process of drawing district boundaries, or redistricting, in Pennsylvania is described here[3] and here.[4] A map of redistricting methods by state is found here.[5]

Since the 2010 Census and the 2012 elections, redistricting in Pennsylvania has been controlled by Republicans, who have driven the process to maximize partisan advantage. In 2012, Democrats won more than 50% of the total vote in Pennsylvania Federal House elections, yet only five of the state's 18 Federal Representatives are Democrats, as those voters have been intentionally concentrated in as few districts as possible.[6]

See also

References

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  2. ^ http://www.politicspa.com/pas-new-congressional-maps/30096/
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External links

  • Congressional redistricting in Pennsylvania


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