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Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district

Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district is represented by Democrat Conor Lamb. The district encompasses all of Beaver County and most of western and northern Allegheny County, as well as a portion of southwestern Butler County.

Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district
Pennsylvania Congressional District 17.png
Boundaries since January 2019
Representative
  Conor Lamb
DMt. Lebanon
Cook PVIR+3[1]

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.[2][3]

Election results from recent presidential racesEdit

Year Results
2008 Obama 57 - 42%
2012 Obama 55 - 43%
2016 Trump 54 - 43%

List of members representing the districtEdit

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 in 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.
Retired.
1833–1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Samuel Wells Morris Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
25th
26th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Davis Dimock Jr. Democratic March 4, 1841 –
January 13, 1842
27th [Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant January 13, 1842 –
March 18, 1842
Almon H. Read Democratic March 18, 1842 –
March 3, 1843
27th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 12th district.
 
James Irvin
Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th Redistricted from the 14th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Blanchard Whig March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
29th
30th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Samuel Calvin
Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Andrew Parker Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [Data unknown/missing.]
Samuel L. Russell Whig March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
33rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
[Data unknown/missing.]
David Fullerton Robison Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
34th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Wilson Reilly Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
35th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Edward McPherson
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
36th
37th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Archibald McAllister Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Abraham A. Barker
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1867
39th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Daniel J. Morrell
Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
40th
41st
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Robert M. Speer
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
42nd
43rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
John Reilly
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jacob M. Campbell
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Alexander H. Coffroth
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Jacob M. Campbell
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
47th
48th
49th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edward Scull
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
50th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 20th Congressional District.
 
Charles R. Buckalew
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
51st Redistricted from the 11th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Simon Peter Wolverton
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Simon Peter Wolverton
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Monroe Henry Kulp
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
54th
55th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Rufus King Polk
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 5, 1902
56th
57th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant March 5, 1902 –
November 4, 1902
 
Alexander Billmeyer
Democratic November 4, 1902 –
March 3, 1903
57th [Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
Thaddeus Maclay Mahon
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
58th
59th
Redistricted from the 18th district.
Retired.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Benjamin K. Focht
Republican March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1913
60th
61st
62nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Franklin Lewis Dershem
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
63rd [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Benjamin K. Focht
Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1923
64th
65th
66th
67th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Herbert W. Cummings
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
68th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Frederick W. Magrady
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
69th
70th
71st
72nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
J. William Ditter
Republican March 4, 1933 –
November 21, 1943
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant November 21, 1943 –
January 18, 1944
 
Samuel K. McConnell Jr.
Republican January 18, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
78th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 16th district.
 
Richard M. Simpson
Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1953
79th
80th
81st
82nd
From and to the 18th district [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Alvin Bush
Republican January 3, 1953 –
November 5, 1959
83rd
84th
85th
86th
Redistricted from the 15th district.
Died.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Vacant November 5, 1959 –
April 26, 1960
 
Herman T. Schneebeli
Republican April 26, 1960 –
January 3, 1977
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Allen E. Ertel
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1983
95th
96th
97th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
George Gekas
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2003
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
[Data unknown/missing.]
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Tim Holden
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 6th district.
Lost renomination.
2003–2013
 
Berks, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry, Schuylkill
 
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
 
 
Conor Lamb
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
present
116th Moved from the 18th district and re-elected in 2018. 2019–present
 

Counties and municipalities within the district 2005–2013Edit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ "New Pennsylvania Map Is a Major Boost for Democrats". The Cook Political Report. February 20, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Pennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down state's congressional districts". CBS News. 2018 CBS Interactive Inc. CBS News. January 24, 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  3. ^ 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 February 20, 2018.
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