Charlie Dent

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Charles W. Dent
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U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 15
Incumbent
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
1998-2004
Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1991-1998
Education
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University, 1982
Master'sLehigh University, 1993
Personal
BirthdayMay 24, 1960
Place of birthAllentown, PA
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
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.

Career

  • 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

2011-2012

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

Charles W. Dent voted with the Republican Party 86.6% of the time, which ranked 221 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[1]

Elections

2010

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

2010

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:

Personal

Dent is married to Pamela. They have 3 children.

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Pat Toomey
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 15
2005–present
Succeeded by
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