Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District

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Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District
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Current incumbentJoseph R. Pitts Republican Party
Population702,245
Gender48.6% Male, 51.4% Female
Race83.54% White, 6.22% Black, 1.59% Asian
Ethnicity16.85% Hispanic
Unemployment9.2%
Median household income$49,910
High school graduation rate83.2%
College graduation rate22.1%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District is located in the southeastern region of Pennsylvania and is just west of Philadelphia. It includes Lancaster and Chester counties.[1]

The current representative of the 16th Congressional District is Joseph R. Pitts (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 16th Congressional District of Pennsylvania will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 16th Congressional District of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Joseph R. Pitts won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 16 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Aryanna Strader 39% 111,185
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph R. Pitts Incumbent 54.8% 156,192
     Independent John Murphy 4.3% 12,250
     Independent James Bednarski 1.8% 5,154
Total Votes 284,781
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Joseph R. Pitts won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Lois Herr (D) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 16 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph R. Pitts incumbent 65.4% 134,113
     Democrat Lois Herr 34.6% 70,994
Total Votes 205,107

2008

On November 4, 2008, Joseph R. Pitts won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bruce A. Slater (D), John A. Murphy (I) and Daniel Frank (Constitution) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 16 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph R. Pitts incumbent 55.8% 170,329
     Democrat Bruce A. Slater 39.4% 120,193
     Independent John A. Murphy 3.9% 11,768
     Constitution Daniel Frank 0.9% 2,877
Total Votes 305,167

2006

On November 7, 2006, Joseph R. Pitts won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Lois K. Herr (D), John A. Murphy (I) and various write-in challengers in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 16 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph R. Pitts incumbent 56.6% 115,741
     Democrat Lois Herr 39.5% 80,915
     Independent Joseph A. Murphy 3.9% 7,958
     N/A Write-in 0% 55
Total Votes 204,669

2004

On November 2, 2004, Joseph R. Pitts won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Lois K. Herr (D) and William R. Hagen (Green) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 16 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph R. Pitts incumbent 64.4% 183,620
     Democrat Lois K. Herr 34.5% 98,410
     Green William R. Hagen 1.1% 3,269
Total Votes 285,299

2002

On November 5, 2002, Joseph R. Pitts won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Will Todd (Green), Kenneth Brenneman (Constitution) and various write-in challengers in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 16 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph R. Pitts incumbent 88.4% 119,046
     Green Will Todd 6.5% 8,720
     Constitution Kenneth Brenneman 5% 6,766
     N/A Write-in 0% 65
Total Votes 134,597

2000

On November 7, 2000, Joseph R. Pitts won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bob Yorczyk (D) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 16 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph R. Pitts incumbent 66.9% 162,236
     Democrat Bob Yorczyk 33.1% 80,177
Total Votes 242,413

1998

On November 3, 1998, Joseph R. Pitts won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Robert S. Yorczyk (D) and various write-in challengers in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 16 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph R. Pitts incumbent 70.5% 95,979
     Democrat Robert S. Yorczyk 29.5% 40,092
     N/A Write-in 0% 14
Total Votes 136,085

1996

On November 5, 1996, Joseph R. Pitts won election to the United States House. He defeated James G. Blaine (D), Robert S. Yorczyk (Reform) and various write-in challengers in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 16 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph R. Pitts 59.4% 124,511
     Democrat James G. Blaine 37.5% 78,598
     Reform Robert S. Yorczyk 3.1% 6,485
     N/A Write-in 0% 8
Total Votes 209,602

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 16th Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.
See also: Redistricting in Pennsylvania

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission in Pennsylvania approved the GOP-proposed map. It was signed into law on December 22, 2001.[11][12]

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