Gene Stilp

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Gene Stilp
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 11
Bachelor'sKings College
J.D.George Mason Law School
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Gene Stilp was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 11th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.[1] He was defeated by incumbent Lou Barletta .[2]

In 2006, the Philadelphia Inquirer named Stilp the Citizen of the Year for his activism against a bill in the Pennsylvania legislature to raise lawmakers' pay.[3]



See also: Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

Stilp ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 11th District. Stilp defeated Bill Vinsko in the April 24, 2012, primary and faced incumbent Lou Barletta (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[5] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[5][6]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Gene Stilp 41.5% 118,231
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLou Barletta Incumbent 58.5% 166,967
Total Votes 285,198
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 11 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGene Stilp 54.5% 18,716
Bill Vinsko 45.5% 15,609
Total Votes 34,325


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Stilp was unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary but lost to incumbent Republican Susan Helm in the November 2, 2010, general election.[7]

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Stilp was defeated by Lou Barletta in 2012. During that election cycle, Stilp's campaign committee raised a total of $99,015 and spent $87,380.[8]

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