Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district

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Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district
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Boundaries beginning January 2019
U.S. Representative
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Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District is located in the south-central region of the state. It encompasses all of Dauphin County as well as parts of Cumberland County and York County. The district includes the cities of Harrisburg and York. Prior to 2019, the district was located in the northeastern part of the state. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania redrew the district in 2018 after ruling the previous map unconstitutional due to gerrymandering. They added State College to the old district's boundaries while removing some Democratic-leaning areas and redesignated it the twelfth district, and they reassigned the tenth district to an area around Harrisburg and York. The new tenth district is represented by Republican Scott Perry, who previously represented the old fourth district.[2]

The district was one of the 12 original districts created prior to the 4th Congress. In 2006, when it was still located in northeastern Pennsylvania, the 10th district experienced one of the greatest party shifts among all House seats that switched party control: in 2004, Republican Don Sherwood won with an 86% margin of victory over his nearest opponent and two years later, Democrat Chris Carney unseated Sherwood by a 53%–47% margin.[3] In 2008, Carney won reelection by 12 points but the district swung back in 2010, electing Republican Tom Marino. The district was mostly Republican in its political composition, an aspect of the district that was reflected especially well in presidential elections. In 2004, President George W. Bush won 60 percent of the vote in the district and in 2008, Senator John McCain beat Senator Barack Obama here by a margin of 54 percent to 45 percent. Nonetheless, Carney easily won reelection as a Democrat the same year McCain won the district. However, in the 2010 midterm elections, Marino unseated Carney by a 55%–45% margin. In 2016, local businessman and former mayor of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Mike Molesevich challenged Marino for the seat, but he fell to the Republican in November by more than two to one. In 2018, Marino won (re-)election to a redrawn 12th district; while he remained the congressman for the 10th district into January 2019, he moved within the new district's boundaries beforehand.

District boundaries 2013–2019[edit]

On June 8, 2012, The Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission adopted a revised final redistricting plan.[4] On May 8, 2013, The state Supreme Court unanimously approved the Legislative Reapportionment Commission's 2012 Revised Final Plan.[5] The resulting district encompassed the following areas:[6]

District boundaries 2003–2013[edit]

The Pennsylvania 10th was the third-largest congressional district in the state. The district encompassed the following counties and areas:[7][8]

2016 Election[edit]

Primary[edit]

Rep. Tom Marino declared his intent to run for his 4th term and was uncontested in the Republican Primary. Originally, no Democratic candidates filed to run for office, upon this revelation, Mike Molesevich, an environmental contractor and former Lewisburg Mayor, announced he would seek a write in campaign to get on the general election ballot.[9][10] Write-in candidates need over 1,000 votes in the Primary election to appear on the ballot in the 2016 general election.[11] Mike Molesevich succeeded in his effort, receiving 2425 votes, earning a spot on the general election ballot.[12] Jerry Kairnes of Lycoming County announced that he would seek to be on the November ballot as an Independent, but dropped out after Molesevich earned a spot on the ballot[13]

Recent elections[edit]

2006 election[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006: Pennsylvania District 10[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Christopher Carney 110,115 52.90
Republican Don Sherwood 97,862 47.01

2008 election[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008: Pennsylvania District 10[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Christopher Carney 160,837 56.33
Republican Chris Hackett 124,681 43.67

2010 election[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010: Pennsylvania District 10[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tom Marino 109,603 55
Democratic Christopher Carney 89,170 45

2012 election[edit]

2012 10th Congressional District of Pennsylvania elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tom Marino (incumbent) 179,563 65.6
Democratic Phil Scollo 94,227 34.4

2014 election[edit]

2014 10th Congressional District of Pennsylvania elections
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tom Marino (incumbent) 112,851 62.6
Democratic Scott Brion 44,737 24.8
Independent Nick Troiano 22,734 12.6

2016 election[edit]

2016 10th Congressional District of Pennsylvania elections[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tom Marino (incumbent) 211,282 70.2
Democratic Michael Molesevich 89,823 29.8

2018 election[edit]

2018 10th congressional district of Pennsylvania election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Perry (redistricted incumbent) 149,365 51.3
Democratic George Scott 141,668 48.7
Total votes 291,033 100.0

Better Know A District[edit]

List of members representing the district[edit]

District created in 1795.

1795–1813: One seat[edit]

Cong
ress
Years Representative Party Electoral history
4th
5th
March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1799
David Bard Democratic-Republican Elected in 1794.
Re-elected in 1796.
Lost re-election.
6th
7th
March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1803
Henry Woods Federalist Re-elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1800.
Redistricted to the 7th district and lost re-election.
8th March 4, 1803 –
October 15, 1804
William Hoge Democratic-Republican Redistricted from the 12th district and re-elected in 1802.
Resigned.
October 15, 1804 –
November 27, 1804
Vacant
November 27, 1804 –
March 3, 1805
John Hoge Democratic-Republican Elected November 2, 1804 to finish his brother's term and seated November 27, 1804.
Retired.
9th March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1807
John Hamilton Democratic-Republican Elected in 1804.
Lost re-election.
10th March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
William Hoge Democratic-Republican Elected in 1806.
Retired.
11th
12th
March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1813
Aaron Lyle Democratic-Republican Elected in 1808.
Re-elected in 1810.
Redistricted to the 12th district.

1813–1823: Two seats[edit]

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
13th March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Isaac Smith Democratic-Republican Elected in 1812.
Lost re-election.
Jared Irwin Democratic-Republican Elected in 1812.
Retired.
14th March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
William Wilson Democratic-Republican Elected in 1814.
Re-elected in 1816.
Retired.
15th March 4, 1817 –
?, 1817
David Scott Democratic-Republican Elected in 1816.
Resigned.
?, 1817 –
October 14, 1817
Vacant
October 14, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
John Murray Democratic-Republican Elected to finish Scott's term.
Re-elected in 1818.
Retired.
16th March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
George Denison Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818.
Re-elected in 1820.
Retired.
17th March 4, 1821 –
?, 1821
William Cox Ellis Democratic-Republican Elected in 1820.
Resigned and lost re-election.
?, 1821 –
October 9, 1821
Vacant
October 9, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Thomas Murray Jr. Democratic-Republican Elected to finish Ellis's term.
Retired.

1823–present: One seat[edit]

Cong
ress
Years Representative Party Electoral history
18th
19th
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
James S. Mitchell Jackson Democratic-Republican Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Retired.
March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Jacksonian
20th
21st
22nd
March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1833
Adam King Jacksonian Elected in 1826.
Re-elected in 1828.
Re-elected in 1830.
Lost re-election.
23rd
24th
March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
William Clark Anti-Masonic Elected in 1832.
Re-elected in 1834.
Retired.
25th March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Luther Reily Democratic Elected in 1836.
Retired.
26th
27th
March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
William Simonton Whig Elected in 1838.
Re-elected in 1840.
[Data unknown/missing.]
28th
29th
30th
March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
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Richard Brodhead
Democratic Elected in 1842.
Re-elected in 1844.
Re-elected in 1846.
Retired.
31st
32nd
March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
Milo M. Dimmick Democratic Elected in 1848.
Re-elected in 1850.
Retired.
33rd March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
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Ner Middleswarth
Whig Elected in 1852.
Retired.
34th
35th
March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
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John C. Kunkel
Opposition Elected in 1854.
Re-elected in 1856.
Retired.
March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Republican
36th
37th
[Data unknown/missing.]
| March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
John W. Killinger Republican Elected in 1858.
Re-elected in 1860.
Retired.
38th
39th
March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1867
Myer Strouse Democratic Elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Retired.
40th
41st
March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
Henry L. Cake Republican Elected in 1866.
Re-elected in 1868.
Lost renomination.
42nd
43rd
March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
John W. Killinger Republican Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872.
Retired.
44th March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
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William Mutchler
Democratic Elected in 1874.
Retired.
45th March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
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Samuel A. Bridges
Democratic Elected in 1876.
Retired.
46th March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
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Reuben K. Bachman
Democratic Elected in 1878.
Retired.
47th
48th
March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1885
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William Mutchler
Democratic Elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Retired.
49th
50th
March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
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William H. Sowden
Democratic Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Retired.
51st
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
March 4, 1889 –
March 16, 1901
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Marriott Brosius
Republican Elected in 1888.
Re-elected in 1890.
Re-elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Died.
57th March 16, 1901 –
November 5, 1901
Vacant
November 5, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
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Henry B. Cassel
Republican Elected to finish Brosius's term.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
58th March 4, 1903 –
February 10, 1904
George Howell Democratic Elected in 1902.
Election contested.
February 10, 1904 –
March 3, 1905
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William Connell
Republican Contested Howell's election.
[Data unknown/missing.]
59th March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1907
Thomas H. Dale Republican Elected in 1904.
Lost re-election.
60th
61st
March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1911
Thomas D. Nicholls Independent
Democratic
Elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Retired.
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1919
John R. Farr Republican Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Lost re-election.
66th March 4, 1919 –
February 25, 1921
Patrick McLane Democratic Elected in 1918.
Election contested.
February 25, 1921 –
March 3, 1921
John R. Farr Republican Contested McLane's election.
Lost renomination.
67th March 4, 1921 –
September 26, 1922
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Charles R. Connell
Republican Elected in 1920.
Died.
September 26, 1922 –
March 3, 1923
Vacant
68th
69th
70th
71st
March 4, 1923 –
December 5, 1929
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William W. Griest
Republican Redistricted from the 9th district and re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Died.
71st December 5, 1929 –
January 28, 1930
Vacant
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
January 28, 1930 –
January 3, 1945
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J. Roland Kinzer
Republican [Data unknown/missing.]
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
79th January 3, 1945 –
July 17, 1946
John W. Murphy Democratic Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 1944.
Resigned to become U.S. District Judge.
80th November 5, 1946 –
January 3, 1949
James P. Scoblick Republican Elected to complete Murphy's term.
Elected in 1946.
Lost renomination.
81st
82nd
January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
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Harry P. O'Neill
Democratic Elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Lost renomination.
83rd
84th
85th
January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1959
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Joseph L. Carrigg
Republican Redistricted from the 14th district and re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Lost renomination.
86th January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
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Stanley A. Prokop
Democratic Elected in 1958.
Lost renomination.
87th January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
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William Scranton
Republican Elected in 1960.
Elected Governor of Pennsylvania.
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1999
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Joseph M. McDade
Republican Elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Retired.
106th
107th
108th
109th
January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2007
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Don Sherwood
Republican Elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Lost re-election.
110th
111th
January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2011
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Christopher Carney
Democratic Elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Lost re-election.
112th
113th
114th
115th
January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2019
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Tom Marino
Republican Elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Redistricted to the 12th district.
116th January 3, 2019 –
present
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Scott Perry
Republican Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 2018.

Historical district boundaries[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "New Pennsylvania Map Is a Major Boost for Democrats". The Cook Political Report. February 20, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Cohn, Nate; Bloch, Matthew; Quealy, Kevin (February 19, 2018). "The New Pennsylvania House Districts Are In. We Review the Mapmakers' Choices". The Upshot. The New York Times. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "2006 Election Results: U.S. House". New York Times. November 8, 2006. Retrieved 9 November 2006.
  4. ^ "PA Redistricting Press Release" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Welcome to Pennsylvania Redistricting - Legislative Redistricting". www.redistricting.state.pa.us. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  6. ^ "PA Final Redistricting Map PDF" (PDF).
  7. ^ "109th Congressional District Wall Maps". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 January 2007.
  8. ^ "Pennsylvania 109th Congressional Districts and Counties". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 January 2007.
  9. ^ "Home". Mike for Congress. Retrieved 2016-06-23.
  10. ^ "Molesevich mounts campaign". standard-journal.com. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  11. ^ "Mike Molesevich of Lewisburg is running for US congress". wkok.com. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  12. ^ KRAWCZENIUK, BY BORYS. "Marino to have Dem opponent". Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  13. ^ "North Central PA". Retrieved April 11, 2016.
  14. ^ "State Races: Pennsylvania". Pennsylvania 2006 Midterm Election. The Green Papers. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  15. ^ "State Races: Pennsylvania". Pennsylvania 2008 General Election. The Green Papers. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  16. ^ "State Races: Pennsylvania". Pennsylvania 2010 Mid-Term Election. MSNBC. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  17. ^ "2016 Presidential Election Official Returns: Representative in Congress". Pennsylvania Department of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved July 21, 2018.

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Coordinates: 41°22′22″N 76°31′24″W / 41.37278°N 76.52333°W / 41.37278; -76.52333