Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District

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Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District
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Current incumbentCharlie Dent Republican Party
Population723,086
Gender49% Male, 51% Female
Race86.95% White, 4.05% Black, 2.37% Asian
Ethnicity13.24% Hispanic
Unemployment9.4%
Median household income$54,470
High school graduation rate87.1%
College graduation rate26.6%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 8th Congressional District of Pennsylvania is a congressional district located in the eastern region of the state.

Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District is located in the eastern region of Pennsylvania and includes Norhampton, Lehigh, Berks, Lebanon and Dauphin counties.[1]

The district previously included primarily Northampton and Lehigh counties, as well as the cities of Bethlehem and Allentown. It also bordered the state of New Jersey.

The current representative of the 8th Congressional District is Charlie Dent (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 15th Congressional District of Pennsylvania will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 15th Congressional District of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Charlie Dent won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 15 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Rick Daugherty 43.2% 128,764
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharlie Dent Incumbent 56.8% 168,960
Total Votes 297,724
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Charles W. Dent won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John B. Callahan (D) and Jake Towne (Towne for Congress) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 15 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles W. Dent incumbent 53.5% 109,534
     Democratic John B. Callahan 39% 79,766
     Towne for Congress Jake Towne 7.5% 15,248
Total Votes 204,548

2008

On November 4, 2008, Charles W. Dent won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Sam Bennett (D) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 15 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles W. Dent incumbent 58.6% 181,433
     Democratic Sam Bennett 41.4% 128,333
Total Votes 309,766

2006

On November 7, 2006, Charles W. Dent won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Charles Dertinger (D), Greta Browne (Green) and Write-in challengers in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 15 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles W. Dent incumbent 53.6% 106,153
     Democratic Charles Dertinger 43.5% 86,186
     Green Greta Browne 2.9% 5,802
     N/A Write-in 0% 32
Total Votes 198,173

2004

On November 2, 2004, Charles W. Dent won election to the United States House. He defeated Joe Driscoll (D), Richard J. Piotrowski (L) and Greta Browne (Green) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 15 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles W. Dent 58.6% 170,634
     Democratic Joe Driscoll 39.4% 114,646
     Libertarian Richard J. Piotrowski 1.3% 3,660
     Green Greta Browne 0.8% 2,194
Total Votes 291,134

2002

On November 5, 2002, Patrick J. Toomey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Edward J. O'Brien (D) and various write-in candidates in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 15 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick J. Toomey incumbent 57.4% 98,493
     Democratic Edward J. O'Brien 42.6% 73,212
     N/A Write-in 0% 8
Total Votes 171,713

2000

On November 7, 2000, Pat Toomey won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ed O'Brien (D) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 15 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick J. Toomey incumbent 53.3% 118,307
     Democratic Ed O'Brien 46.7% 103,864
Total Votes 222,171

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 15th Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.
See also: Redistricting in Pennsylvania

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission in Pennsylvania approved the GOP-proposed map. It was signed into law on December 22, 2001.[9] [10]

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