Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District

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Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district
Current incumbentJim Gerlach Republican Party
Population727,295
Gender48.8% Male, 51.2% Female
Race88.15% White, 4.29% Black
Ethnicity4.67% Hispanic
Unemployment7.1%
Median household income$69,570
High school graduation rate92.0%
College graduation rate40.5%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 6th Congressional District of Pennsylvania is a congressional district located in the southeast region of the state.

Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District is located in the south eastern portion of Pennsylvania and includes portions of Lebanon, Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties.[1]

The district previously included Montgomery and Berks counties, and the very affluence suburbs of Philadelphia.

The current representative of the 6th congressional district is Jim Gerlach (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district elections, 2014

The 6th congressional district of Pennsylvania will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district elections, 2012

The 6th congressional district of Pennsylvania held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jim Gerlach won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Manan Trivedi 42.9% 143,803
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Gerlach Incumbent 57.1% 191,725
Total Votes 335,528
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010


On November 2, 2010, Jim Gerlach won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Manan Trivedi (D) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Gerlach incumbent 57.1% 133,770
     Democratic Manan Trivedi 42.9% 100,493
Total Votes 234,263

2008

On November 4, 2008, Jim Gerlach won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bob Roggio (D) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 6 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Gerlach incumbent 52.1% 179,423
     Democratic Bob Roggio 47.9% 164,952
Total Votes 344,375

2006

On November 7, 2006, Jim Gerlach won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Lois Murphy (D) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 6 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Gerlach incumbent 50.7% 121,047
     Democratic Lois Murphy 49.3% 117,892
Total Votes 238,939

2004

On November 2, 2004, Jim Gerlach won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Lois Murphy (D) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 6 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Gerlach incumbent 51% 160,348
     Democratic Lois Murphy 49% 153,977
Total Votes 314,325

2002

On November 5, 2002, Jim Gerlach won election to the United States House. He defeated Dan Wofford (D) and Write-in challengers in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 6 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Gerlach 51.4% 103,648
     Democratic Dan Wofford 48.6% 98,128
     N/A Write-in 0% 15
Total Votes 201,791

2000

On November 7, 2000, Tim Holden won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Thomas G. Kopel (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 6 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Holden incumbent 66.3% 140,084
     Republican Thomas G. Kopel 33.7% 71,227
Total Votes 211,311

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 6th 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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