Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District

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Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district
Current incumbentKeith Rothfus Republican Party
Population703,764
Gender49% Male, 51% Female
Race93.71% White, 3.12% Black, 1.32% Asian
Ethnicity1.0% Hispanic
Unemployment6.4%
Median household income$53,080
High school graduation rate91.5%
College graduation rate29.2%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 12th Congressional District of Pennsylvania is a congressional district located in the southwest corner of the state.

Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District is located in the southwestern portion of Pennsylvania and includes Cambria, Somerset, Westmoreland, Allegheny and Beaver counties.[1]

The district previously included an area that bordered the state of West Virginia.

The current representative of the 12th congressional district is Keith Rothfus (R).

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district elections, 2012

The 12th congressional district of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Republican Keith Rothfus beat out incumbent Mark Critz to win the district.[2]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Mark Critz Incumbent 48.3% 163,589
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Rothfus 51.7% 175,352
Total Votes 338,941
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Mark Critz won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tim Burns (R) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 12 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Critz 50.8% 94,056
     Republican Tim Burns 49.2% 91,170
Total Votes 185,226

2008

On November 4, 2008, John P. Murtha won re-election to the United States House. He defeated William Russell (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 12 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn P. Murtha incumbent 57.9% 155,268
     Republican William Russell 42.1% 113,120
Total Votes 268,388

2006

On November 7, 2006, John P. Murtha won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Diana Irey (R) and various write-in challengers in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 12 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn P. Murtha incumbent 60.8% 123,472
     Republican Diana Irey 39.2% 79,612
     N/A Write-in 0% 79
Total Votes 203,163

2004

On November 2, 2004, John P. Murtha won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 12 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn P. Murtha incumbent 100% 204,504
Total Votes 204,504

2002

On November 5, 2002, John P. Murtha won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bill Choby (R) and various write-in challengers in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 12 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn P. Murtha incumbent 73.5% 124,201
     Republican Bill Choby 26.5% 44,818
     N/A Write-in 0% 9
Total Votes 169,028

2000

On November 7, 2000, John P. Murtha (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bill Choby (R) and James N. O'Neil (Reform) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 12 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn P. Murtha incumbent 70.8% 145,538
     Republican Bill Choby 27.5% 56,575
     Reform James N. O'Neil 1.6% 3,324
Total Votes 205,437

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 12th congressional district prior to the 2010 redistricting.
See also: Redistricting in Pennsylvania

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission in Pennsylvania recently approved the GOP-proposed map, though state Democrats are expected to challenge it in court. [9]

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