Pennsylvania's congressional districts

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Pennsylvania's congressional districts since 2013[1]

After the 2000 Census, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was divided into 19 Congressional Districts, decreasing from 21 due to reapportionment. After the 2010 Census, the number of districts decreased again to 18.

Current districts and representatives[edit]

List of members of the Pennsylvanian United States House delegation, their terms, district boundaries, and the districts' political ratings according to the CPVI. The delegation has a total of 18 members, with 13 Republicans, and 5 Democrats.

District Representative Party CPVI Incumbent time in office District map
1st Bobbrady.jpeg Bob Brady (D-Philadelphia) Democratic D+25 May 19, 1998 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
2nd Chaka Fattah official House photo.jpg Chaka Fattah (D-Philadelphia) Democratic D+39 January 3, 1995 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
3rd Mike Kelly, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Mike Kelly (R-Erie) Republican R+5 January 3, 2011 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
4th Scott Perry official photo.jpg Scott Perry (R-Harrisburg) Republican R+9 January 3, 2013 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
5th GT Thompson (111th).jpg Glenn Thompson (R-Oil City) Republican R+6 January 3, 2009 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 5 (since 2013).tif
6th Rep. Jim Gerlach.jpg Jim Gerlach (R-Chester Springs) Republican R+1 January 3, 2003 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 6 (since 2013).tif
7th Pat Meehan, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Pat Meehan (R-Philadelphia/Reading) Republican EVEN January 3, 2011 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 7 (since 2013).tif
8th Mike Fitzpatrick, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Levittown) Republican R+1 January 3, 2011 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 8 (since 2013).tif
9th Bill Shuster, official photo portrait, 2005.JPG Bill Shuster (R-Altoona) Republican R+10 May 15, 2001 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 9 (since 2013).tif
10th Tom Marino Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Tom Marino (R-Williamsport) Republican R+12 January 3, 2011 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 10 (since 2013).tif
11th Lou Barletta, Official Portrait, 112th Congress (2).JPG Lou Barletta (R-Harrisburg) Republican R+6 January 3, 2011 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 11 (since 2013).tif
12th Keith Rothfus, Official Portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Keith Rothfus (R-Oakmont) Republican R+6 January 3, 2013 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 12 (since 2013).tif
13th Allyson Schwartz official photo.jpg Allyson Schwartz (D-Horsham) Democratic D+12 January 3, 2005 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 13 (since 2013).tif
14th Michael F Doyle, Official Portrait, c112th Congress.jpg Michael Doyle (D-Pittsburgh) Democratic D+16 January 3, 1995 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 14 (since 2013).tif
15th Charles W. Dent, official photo portrait, color.jpg Charlie Dent (R-Allentown) Republican R+2 January 3, 2005 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 15 (since 2013).tif
16th Joe Pitts, Official Portrait, c112th Congress.jpg Joseph Pitts (R-Reading) Republican R+6 January 3, 1997 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 16 (since 2013).tif
17th Matt Cartwright, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Matthew Cartwright (D-Scranton) Democratic D+4 January 3, 2013 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 17 (since 2013).tif
18th Tim Murphy, official portrait 112th Congress.JPG Tim Murphy (R-Brentwood) Republican R+6 January 3, 2003 – present Pennsylvania US Congressional District 18 (since 2013).tif

Partisan split[edit]

Delegation affiliation: Red - Republicans (13)
Blue - Democrat (5)

2012 Congressional District Realignment[edit]

The Congressional Districts in Pennsylvania faced slight realignment for the 2012 election. Many sitting Congressional Representatives saw their districts modified or merged as part of the redistricting. An example of this would be the previous District Four (4) and Twelve (12). These two district saw major changes with the new realignment. The merger forced a primary runoff between the two sitting representatives in order to determine who would hold seat for the newly formed district.[2]

Historical district boundaries[edit]

Redistricting in Pennsylvania[edit]

The process of drawing district boundaries, or redistricting, in Pennsylvania is described here[3] and here.[4] A map of redistricting methods by state is found here.[5]

Since the 2010 Census and the 2012 elections, redistricting in Pennsylvania has been controlled by Republicans, who have driven the process to maximize partisan advantage. In 2012, Democrats won more than 50% of the total vote in Pennsylvania Federal House elections, yet only five of the state's 18 Federal Representatives are Democrats, as those voters have been intentionally concentrated in as few districts as possible.[6]

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