Christopher J. King

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Christopher King
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 142nd district
In office
January 2, 2007[1] – November 30, 2008
Preceded by Matt Wright
Succeeded by Frank Farry
Personal details
Born (1976-06-25) June 25, 1976 (age 40)
Political party Democratic
Residence Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Profession Educator, analyst, attorney

Christopher King (born June 25, 1976) was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives who represented the 142nd District from 2007 to 2008.

King grew up in Middletown Township, Bucks County, and still lives in the Langhorne section of the township. King graduated from Neshaminy High School and Millersville University, where he earned a degree in political science and economics. [2]

In 2002, King entered the race for state representative only three months before the general election, as a late replacement for the Democratic candidate who withdrew. Against incumbent Matt Wright, King took 41% of the vote in the loss.[3]

After the 2002 election, King was appointed by Governor Ed Rendell to serve as a member of Rendell's Education Transition Team. He also worked as a budget and policy analyst for the Pennsylvania state government.

In 2006, King made a second run at the state house. In the primary election, he defeated Democrat Larry Lefkowitz with more than two-thirds of the total vote.[4] This time, with many incumbents hobbled by the fallout of the 2005 legislative pay raise, King defeated Wright, taking 52.5% of the vote.[5][6]

In 2008, he was defeated for re-election by Republican Frank Farry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SESSION OF 2007 191ST OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY No. 1" (PDF). LEGISLATIVE JOURNAL. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2007-01-02. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  2. ^ "Rep. Christopher King Biography". Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  3. ^ "2002 General Election - Representative in the General Assembly". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  4. ^ "2006 General Primary - Representative in the General Assembly". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  5. ^ "2006 General Election - Representative in the General Assembly". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  6. ^ "Representative Christopher 'Chris' King (PA)". Project Vote Smart. Project Vote Smart. 2008. Archived from the original on 2011-05-22. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 

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