Joe Rooney

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Joe Rooney
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 13
High schoolBishop McDevitt High School
Bachelor'sCornell University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marines
Years of service1980 - 2003
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Joe Rooney was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.[1]

He was defeated by incumbent Allyson Schwartz in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]



See also: Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

Rooney ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 13th District. Rooney was uncontested in the April 24, 2012, Republican primary and faced incumbent Rep. Allyson Schwartz (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 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAllyson Schwartz Incumbent 69.1% 209,901
     Republican Joe Rooney 30.9% 93,918
Total Votes 303,819
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


  • Montgomery County Republican Committee[5]

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Rooney was defeated by Allyson Schwartz in 2012. During that election cycle, Rooney's campaign committee raised a total of $172,972 and spent $172,422.[6]


Rooney and his wife Beth have five children - Sierra, Orion, Journey, Sonora, and Forte. The Rooneys spent five years sailing 15,000 miles from the Delaware to Malaysia. For two of those years, they lived in Indonesia and Malaysia.

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