Hans Lessmann

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Hans Lessmann
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 14
Bachelor'sPurdue University
M.D.Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Date of birth1960
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Hans Lessmann was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 14th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.[1] He was defeated by incumbent Michael F. Doyle.[2]



See also: Pennsylvania's 14th Congressional District elections, 2012

Lessmann ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 14th District. Lessmann ran unopposed in the April 24, 2012, Republican primary and was defeated by incumbent Rep. Michael F. Doyle (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

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.[4] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[4]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael F. Doyle Incumbent 76.9% 251,932
     Republican Hans Lessmann 23.1% 75,702
Total Votes 327,634
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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Lessmann was defeated by Mike Doyle in 2012. During that election cycle, Lessmann's campaign committee raised a total of $38,920 and spent $32,719.[5]


Lessmann and his wife Amy have three children, Nicole, Jessica, and Karl. Nicole serves in Afghanistan as a contractor in operation “Enduring Freedom.”

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