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Located in the Northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, the state of Pennsylvania is bordered by Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Lake Erie and Canada. Nicknamed both “the Keystone state” and “the Quaker state,” Pennsylvania was the second state admitted to the Union in 1787. While Harrisburg is the state’s capital, Philadelphia is the state’s most populated city. Currently, there are two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of eighteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 50 members of the Pennsylvania State Senate and 203 members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. As of September 2013, Pennsylvania is one of 24 Republican state government trifectas.


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2013 elections in Pennsylvania

On the 2013 ballot
No regularly scheduled elections in Pennsylvania.
Exceptions include special elections.

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External resources for the State of Pennsylvania

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National politics in Pennsylvania

CongressLogo.png United States congressional delegation from Pennsylvania

Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Bob Casey, Jr.
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Pennsylvania 2007January 3, 2019November 2018Link
Pat Toomey
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Pennsylvania 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Bill Shuster
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Republican PartyDistrict 9 2001January 3, 2017November 8, 2017Link
Brendan Boyle
Democratic PartyDistrict 13 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Chaka Fattah
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 1995January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Charles W. Dent
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Republican PartyDistrict 15 2005January 3, 2017Link
Glenn Thompson
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2009January 3, 2017Link
Joseph R. Pitts
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Republican PartyDistrict 16 1997January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Keith Rothfus
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Republican PartyDistrict 12 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Lou Barletta
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Republican PartyDistrict 11 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Matt Cartwright
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Democratic PartyDistrict 17 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Michael F. Doyle
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Democratic PartyDistrict 14 1995January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Michael G. Fitzpatrick
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Republican PartyDistrict 8 2011January 3, 2017Link
Mike Kelly
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Patrick Meehan
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Republican PartyDistrict 7 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Robert Brady
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 1998January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Ryan Costello
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Scott Perry
Republican PartyDistrict 4 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Tim Murphy
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Republican PartyDistrict 18 2003January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Tom Marino
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Republican PartyDistrict 10 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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The structure of the Pennsylvania judicial system is laid out in Article V of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas and various courts of limited jurisdiction.

The federal court system is made up of six federal courts, whose appeals are heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.



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The Keystone State
Capital:   Harrisburg
Motto:   Virtue, Liberty, and Independence
Population:   12.7 million
Area of state:   45,310 sq. miles
Admitted to U.S.:   1787
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