Paul Kanjorski

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Paul Kanjorski
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U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 11
Former member
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 2011
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTemple University
J.D.Dickinson College
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserves
Years of service1960-1961
Date of birthApril 2, 1937
Place of birthNanticoke, Pennsylvania

Paul Kanjorski was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 11th district of Pennsylvania.

Voting record

Frequency of voting with Democratic leadership

According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Kanjorski has voted with the House Democratic leadership 96.4% of the time.[1] That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 97.2% of the time in 2010.

Washington Post Analysis

A separate analysis from The Washington Post from July 23, 2010, concluded that he votes 97.3% of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.[2]




Kanjorski collected more than $409,000 during the 2010 campaign aimed at retaining his seat against Republican challenger, Lou Barletta, the former mayor of Hazleton. Kanjorski has collected $226,000 of those contributions - 55 percent of the total - from sources outside Pennsylvania. More than $100,000 of his campaign funds came from sources in New York and Washington, D.C.

When looking at contributions only from Pennsylvania sources, Barletta has out-fundraised Kanjorski. Barletta only brought in $28,000 from beyond the state's borders. [3]

On November 2, 2010, Lou Barletta won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Paul E. Kanjorski in the general election.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 11 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLou Barletta 54.7% 102,179
     Democrat Paul E. Kanjorski Incumbent 45.3% 84,618
Total Votes 186,797