|Charles W. Dent|
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 15|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 2004|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Pennsylvania State University, 1982|
|Master's||Lehigh University, 1993|
|Birthday||May 24, 1960|
|Place of birth||Allentown, Pennsylvania|
Charles W. Dent (b. May 24, 1960) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Dent represents Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district, and was first elected in 2004. He ran for re-election in 2012 and won.
- 1982: Graduated from Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania
- 1993: Graduated from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- 1991-1998: Served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- 1994-2004: Served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate
- 2005-Present: U.S Representative from Pennsylvania
Dent ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 15th District. He ran unopposed in the April 24, 2012 Republican Primary and faced Rick Daugherty (D) in the November 6, 2012 general election.
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans will hold its majority in 2013. Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 15 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Charlie Dent Incumbent||56.8%||168,960|
|Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|Charles Dent (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$516,895.13||$215,577.01||$(118,489.86)||$613,982.28|
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.
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
|U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District Election, 2010 - Charlie Dent Campaign Contributions|
|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|
|Air Products & Chemicals Inc||$25,075|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Chemical & Related Manufacturing||$67,925|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Dent paid his congressional staff a total of $918,914 in 2011. Overall, Pennsylvania ranks 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Dent's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $133,047 to $707,000. That averages to $420,023.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.
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.
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- Dent signs letter pressing Boehner for ENDA vote - Pennsylvania Ave. (blog)
- Dent: Congress needs compromise to function - Allentown Morning Call
- An ENDA Vote on the House Floor by the End of 2014? - Roll Call (blog)
- Congressmen Charlie Dent, Jim Gerlach update constituents on western side of ... - Allentown Morning Call
- Pa. housing advocates take funding plea to Washington - Newsworks.org
- Congressmen bring news from Washington - Lebanon Daily News
- How two vulnerable House Republicans are preparing for 2014 - Washington Post (blog)
- New eBay Presence in DC
- Idaho Race Shows Split in Republican Donor Base - Wall Street Journal
- Senate votes to ban workplace bias due to sexual orientation - Kansas.com
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Dent is married to Pamela. They have 3 children.
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- ↑ Politico "2012 House Race Results"
- ↑ Gov Track "Dent" Accessed May 14, 2012
- ↑ McCall, "Dent to endorse Romney for president," March 12, 2012
- ↑ Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
- ↑ U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- ↑ Federal Election Commission "Charles Dent's Summary Report," Accessed July 28, 2012
- ↑ Federal Election Commission "Charles Dent July Quarterly," Accessed July 28, 2012
- ↑ Open Secrets "Charles W. Dent 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
- ↑ LegiStorm, "Charles W. Dent," Accessed September 18, 2012
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org, "Charles W. Dent (R-Pa), 2010," Accessed September 18, 2012
- ↑ OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
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