Charlie Dent

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Charles W. Dent
Charles Dent.jpg
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 15
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 9
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Senator, Pennsylvania Senate
Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University, 1982
Master'sLehigh University, 1993
BirthdayMay 24, 1960
Place of birthAllentown, PA
Office website

Charles W. Dent (b. May 24, 1960) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Dent was first elected in 2004.


  • 1982: Graduated from Penn State University, State College, Pa.
  • 1993: Graduated from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.
  • 1991-1998: Served as a member of the Pennsylvania state house of representatives
  • 1994-2004: Served as a member of the Pennsylvania state senate
  • 2005-Present: U.S Representative from Pennsylvania

Committee assignments

U.S. House



Political positions

Percentage voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Charles W. Dent has voted with the Republican Party 86.6% of the time, which ranked 221 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[1]



On November 2, 2010, Dent won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated John B. Callahan and Jake Towne in the general election.[2]

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 15 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles W. Dent Incumbent 53.5% 109,534
     Democrat John B. Callahan 39% 79,766
     Towne for Congress Jake Towne 7.5% 15,248
Total Votes 204,548

Campaign donors


Dent won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Dent's campaign committee raised a total of $2,415,571 and spent $2,553,936.[3]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District Election, 2010 - Charlie Dent Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,415,571
Total Spent $2,553,936
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,995,389
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,970,811
Top contributors to Charlie Dent's campaign committee
PPL Corp$32,800
Air Products & Chemicals Inc$25,075
Lutron Electronics$19,300
Comcast Corp$18,500
Jaindl Farms$16,900
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$162,500
Leadership PACs$135,000
Real Estate$84,000
Chemical & Related Manufacturing$67,925


Dent is married to Pamela. They have 3 children.

External links


Political offices
Preceded by
Pat Toomey
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 15
Succeeded by
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