Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District

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Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District
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Current incumbentMichael G. Fitzpatrick Republican Party
Population704,485
Gender49% Male, 51% Female
Race89.55% White, 3.74% Black, 4.02% Asian
Ethnicity4.25% Hispanic
Unemployment7.7%
Median household income$71,404
High school graduation rate93.1%
College graduation rate34.6%
Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District is located in eastern Pennsylvania and borders the state of New Jersey. It includes portions of Bucks and Montgomery counties.[1]

The current representative of the 8th Congressional District is Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R).

Elections

2014

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See also: Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 8th Congressional District of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R) defeated Kevin Strouse (D) in the general election.

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 8 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael G. Fitzpatrick Incumbent 61.9% 137,731
     Democratic Kevin Strouse 38.1% 84,767
Total Votes 222,498
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 8th Congressional District of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Michael G. Fitzpatrick won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Kathryn Boockvar 43.4% 152,859
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael G. Fitzpatrick Incumbent 56.6% 199,379
Total Votes 352,238
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Michael G. Fitzpatrick won election to the United States House. He defeated Patrick J. Murphy (D) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael G. Fitzpatrick 53.5% 130,759
     Democratic Patrick J. Murphy incumbent 46.5% 113,547
Total Votes 244,306

2008

On November 4, 2008, Patrick J. Murphy won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tom Manion (R) and Tom Lingenfelter (Libertarian) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 8 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick J. Murphy incumbent 56.8% 197,869
     Republican Tom Manion 41.6% 145,103
     Libertarian Tom Lingenfelter 1.6% 5,543
Total Votes 348,515

2006

On November 7, 2006, Patrick J. Murphy won election to the United States House. He defeated Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R) and various write-in challengers in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 8 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick J. Murphy 50.3% 125,656
     Republican Michael G. Fitzpatrick incumbent 49.7% 124,138
     N/A Write-in 0% 23
Total Votes 249,817

2004

On November 2, 2004, Michael G. Fitzpatrick won election to the United States House. He defeated Virginia Waters Schrader (D), Erich G. Lukas (Constitution) and Arthur L. Farnsworth (Libertarian) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 8 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael G. Fitzpatrick 55.3% 183,229
     Democratic Virginia Waters Schrader 43.3% 143,427
     Libertarian Erich G. Lukas 0.3% 898
Total Votes 331,264

2002

On November 5, 2002, James C. Greenwood won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Timothy T. Reece (D) and various write-in challengers in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 8 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames C. Greenwood incumbent 62.6% 127,475
     Democratic Timothy T. Reece 37.4% 76,178
     N/A Write-in 0% 34
Total Votes 203,687

2000

On November 7, 2000, James C. Greenwood won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ronald L. Strouse (D) and Philip C. Holmen (Reform) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 8 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames C. Greenwood incumbent 59.2% 154,090
     Democratic Ronald L. Strouse 38.7% 100,617
     Reform Philip C. Holmen 2.1% 5,394
Total Votes 260,101

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 8th 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.[9][10]

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