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Michael G. Fitzpatrick
|Michael G. Fitzpatrick|
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 8|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Representative, United States House of Representatives|
|Commissioner, Bucks County Board of Commissioners|
|Chair, Bucks County Board of Commissioners|
|1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003|
|Bachelor's||Saint Thomas University, 1985|
|J.D.||Pennsylvania State University, 1988|
|Date of birth||June 28, 1963|
- 1985: Graduated from St. Thomas University, Florida
- 1988: Graduated from Dickinson School of Law, Pa.
- 1995-2004: Served as commissioner, Bucks County, Pa.
- 2005-2007, 2011-Present: U.S Representative from Pennsylvania
- Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
- Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Percentage voting with party
Michael G. Fitzpatrick voted with the Republican Party 81.0% of the time, which ranked 236 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.
Fitzpatrick is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 8th District. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and will face Democrat Kathryn Boockvar in the November 6 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.
The liberal CREDO SuperPAC announced that they have dubbed Fitzpatrick part of the "Tea Party Ten," and have targeted him for defeat in 2012.
Planned Parenthood's political action committee, Women Are Watching, has placed Fitzpatrick on their "Toxic Ten" list. The PAC is targeting Fitzpatrick because of his support in 2011 for the Pence Amendment to slash funding to Planned Parenthood by $363 million.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 8 Election, 2010|
|Republican||Michael G. Fitzpatrick||53.5%||130,759|
|Democrat||Patrick J. Murphy Incumbent||46.5%||113,547|
Fitzpatrick won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Fitzpatrick's campaign committee raised a total of $2,090,793 and spent $2,062,733.
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
|U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 8 Election, 2010 - Michael G. Fitzpatrick Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$4,246,047|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$4,287,244|
|Top contributors to Michael G. Fitzpatrick's campaign committee|
|Crown Cork & Seal||$15,100|
|Gilmore & Assoc||$12,350|
|Fred Beans Auto Group||$10,600|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Michael G. Fitzpatrick is married to Kathleen. They have 6 children.
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- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
- Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
- PoliticsPA "Liberal Super PAC Targets Fitzpatrick" Accessed April 7, 2012
- [ http://www.politicspa.com/fitzpatrick-member-of-toxic-ten/34364/ PoliticsPA "Fitzpatrick member of Planned Parenthood 'Toxic Ten'" Accessed April 18, 2012]
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Open Secrets "Michael G. Fitzpatrick 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
|U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 8
| Succeeded by|
State of Pennsylvania
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