U.S. Senate delegation from Pennsylvania

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Pennsylvania.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania are:

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Bob Casey, Jr.
Bob Casey.jpg
Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Pennsylvania 2007January 3, 2019November 2018Link
Pat Toomey
Pat Toomey.jpg
Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Pennsylvania 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

Election history

For more information on the different classes of U.S. Senators, please see: Classes of United States Senators

Class I

Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2012 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[1] Class I terms run from the beginning of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013, to the end of the 115th Congress on January 3, 2019.[1]

2012

U.S. Senate, Pennsylvania General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Casey, Jr. Incumbent 53.7% 3,021,364
     Republican Tom Smith 44.6% 2,509,132
     Libertarian Rayburn Douglas Smith 1.7% 96,926
Total Votes 5,627,422
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State

2006
On November 7, 2006, Bob Casey, Jr. won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Rick Santorum (R) and various write-in candidates in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate, Pennsylvania General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Casey, Jr. 58.6% 2,392,984
     Republican Rick Santorum incumbent 41.3% 1,684,778
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 3,281
Total Votes 4,081,043

2000
On November 7, 2000, Rick Santorum won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Ron Klink (D), John J. Featherman (L), Robert E. Domske (Reform) and Lester B. Searer (Constitution) in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, Pennsylvania General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Santorum incumbent 52.4% 2,481,962
     Democratic Ron Klink 45.5% 2,154,908
     Libertarian John J. Featherman 1% 45,775
     Reform Robert E. Domske 0.5% 24,089
     Constitution Lester B. Searer 0.6% 28,382
Total Votes 4,735,116

Class III

Senators in Class III were elected to office in the November 2010 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class III terms run from the beginning of the 112th Congress on January 3, 2011, to the end of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2017.

2010
On November 2, 2010, Pat Toomey won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Joe Sestak in the general election.[4]

U.S. Senate, Pennsylvania General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPat Toomey 51% 2,028,945
     Democratic Joe Sestak 49% 1,948,716
Total Votes 3,977,661

2004
On November 2, 2004, Arlen Specter won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Joseph M. Hoeffel (D), James N. Clymer (Constitution), Betsy Summers (Libertarian) and various other challengers in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate, Pennsylvania General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngArlen Specter incumbent 52.6% 2,925,080
     Democratic Joseph M. Hoeffel 42% 2,334,126
     Constitution James N. Clymer 4% 220,056
     Libertarian Betsy Summers 1.4% 79,263
     N/A Scattering 0% 580
Total Votes 5,559,105

Historical members

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Pennsylvania
Party Total
     Democratic 15
     Republican 35
     Federalist 2
     Jacksonian 1
     Pro-Administration 1
     Anti-Administration 1
     Anti-Jacksonian 1
     Whig 1
Total Senators 57
Class 1 Senators from Pennsylvania
Senator Years Served Party
William Maclay 1789-1791 Anti-Administration
James Ross 1794-1803 Pro-Administration, Federalist
Samuel Maclay 1803-1809 Republican
Michael Leib 1809-1814 Republican
Jonathan Roberts 1814-1821 Republican
William Findlay 1821-1827 Republican
Isaac D. Barnard 1827-1831 Democratic
George M. Dallas 1831-1833 Democratic
Samuel McKean 1833-1839 Democratic
Daniel Sturgeon 1840-1851 Democratic
Richard Brodhead 1851-1857 Democratic
Simon Cameron 1857-1861 Republican
David Wilmot 1861-1863 Republican
Charles R. Buckalew 1863-1869 Democratic
John Scott 1869-1875 Republican
William A. Wallace 1875-1881 Democratic
John I. Mitchell 1881-1887 Republican
Matthew S. Quay 1887-1899, 1901-1904 Republican
Philander C. Knox 1904-1909 Republican
George T. Oliver 1909-1917 Republican
Philander C. Knox 1917-1921 Republican
William E. Crow 1921-1922 Republican
David A. Reed 1922-1935 Republican
Joseph F. Guffey 1935-1947 Democratic
Edward Martin 1947-1959 Republican
Hugh D. Scott, Jr. 1959-1977 Republican
H. John Heinz III 1977-1991 Republican
Harris Wofford 1991-1995 Democratic
Rick Santorum 1995-2007 Republican
Robert P. Casey, Jr. 2007-Present Democratic


Class 3 Senators from Pennsylvania
Senator Years Served Party
Robert Morris 1789-1795 Pro-Administration
William Bingham 1795-1801 Federalist
John Peter G. Muhlenberg 1801-1801 Republican
George Logan 1801-1807 Republican
Andrew Gregg 1807-1813 Republican
Abner Lacock 1813-1819 Republican
Walter Lowrie 1819-1825 Republican
William Marks 1825-1831 Adams; Anti-Jacksonian
William Wilkins 1831-1834 Jacksonian
James Buchanan 1834-1845 Democratic
Simon Cameron 1845-1849 Democratic
James Cooper 1849-1855 Whig
William Bigler 1856-1861 Democratic
Edgar Cowan 1861-1867 Republican
Simon Cameron 1867-1877 Republican
James Donald Cameron 1877-1897 Republican
Boies Penrose 1897-1921 Republican
George Wharton Pepper 1922-1927 Republican
William S. Vare 1927-1929 Republican
Joseph R. Grundy 1929-1930 Republican
James J. Davis 1930-1945 Republican
Francis J. Myers 1945-1951 Democratic
James H. Duff 1951-1957 Republican
Joseph S. Clark 1957-1969 Democratic
Richard S. Schweiker 1969-1981 Republican
Arlen Specter 1981-2011 Republican
Pat Toomey 2011-Present Republican

See also

References