|Former candidate for|
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 16|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Pennsylvania State House District 13|
Houghton earned his B.A. from LaSalle University in 1991. He went on to receive his J.D. from Widener University in 1995. Houghton worked as a law clerk for Jonathan M. Levin and Associates from 1988 to 1996. He has worked as a private practice attorney since 1997.
Houghton has served as supervisor/chair of the London Grove Township Board of Supervisors since 2002. In 2006, he was a candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, but he was not elected. He was elected to the Pennsylvania House in the following election in 2008. He served in that position until 2010, representing the 13th District.
While a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Houghton served on the following committees:
- Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Children & Youth Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Local Government Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Houghton ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 16th District. Houghton won the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014. He defeated Raja Kittappa. Tom Houghton lost the general election on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 16 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Joseph R. Pitts Incumbent||57.7%||101,722|
|Source: Pennsylvania Secretary of State|
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 16 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Source: Results via Associated Press|
Houghton lost his bid for re-election to the 13th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the May 18 Democratic primary but lost to Republican John Lawrence in the general election on November 2, 2010.
On November 4, 2008, Houghton won election to the 13th District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with 15,889 votes, defeating Republican John Lawrence (15,453) and Independent Ronald Hershey (2,028).
Houghton raised $412,220 for his campaign, while Lawrence raised $262,895 and Hershey raised $3,451.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 13 (2008)|
|Tom Houghton (D)||15,889||47.6%|
|John Lawrence (R)||15,453||46.3%|
|Ronald Hershey (I)||2,028||6.1%|
|Tom Houghton (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$0.00||$29,587.39||$(12,616.47)||$16,970.92|
Houghton and his wife, Danelle, have two children.
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- United States House of Representatives
- Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District elections, 2014
- Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District
- Campaign website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Associated Press, "Pennsylvania - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
- Daily Local, "Houghton to announce for Congressional bid," accessed January 27, 2014
- Pennsylvania Secretary of State, "2010 general election results"
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2008 General Election Results," accessed May 2, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Pennsylvania House spending, 2008," accessed May 2, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Houghton 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 23, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 13
| Succeeded by|
John Lawrence (R)
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