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Karen Beyer

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Karen Beyer
Pennsylvania State House District 131
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Karen Beyer (b. June 15, 1962) was a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 131. In a May 18, 2010 primary race to retain her seat, Beyer lost to Justin Simmons. She was the only incumbent Republican to lose a primary challenge in the May 18 elections.[1]

Beyer earned her B.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary.

Beyer's professional experience includes her work in the following positions: United States Air Force, Staff Writer/Marketing Department of The Morning Call, and News Clerk/Correspondent for the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

On July 19, 2005, Beyer won a special election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She served in the Pennsylvania House until 2010, representing the 131st District.

Committee assignments

While a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Beyer served on the following committees:



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Beyer was defeated by Justin Simmons in the primary election. Beyer received 1,855 votes while Simmons received 2,238.


On November 4, 2008, Beyer won re-election to the 131st District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She received 19,791 votes, running unopposed (19,791).[2]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 131
Candidates Votes Percent
Karen D. Beyer (R) Green check mark transparent.png 19,791 100.0%


Beyer and her husband, Merrill, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 131
Succeeded by
Justin Simmons (R)