Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

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Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district
District 11.png
Boundaries beginning January 2019
Current Representative Lou Barletta (RHazleton)
Cook PVI R+14[1]
The 11th congressional district's boundaries from January 3, 2013 to January 2019

Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district is in the east-central part of the state. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania redrew the district in February 2018 after ruling the previous map unconstitutional, centering it around Pottsville and renumbering it as the ninth district. The new 11th district includes Lancaster County and portions of York County south and east of but not including York, for the 2018 elections and representation thereafter. It will essentially be the successor to the old 16th District.[2]

The district was substantially redrawn by the state legislature in the course of the 2012 redistricting after the 2010 census.

Republican Lou Barletta has represented the 11th/9th district since 2011, the first Republican to do so in almost 30 years.

From 2003 to 2013 the district included Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and most of the Poconos. With a strong base in areas of industry and ethnic groups, it was once considered a very safe Democratic seat but has become more competitive in recent years. Former longtime Democratic incumbent Paul Kanjorski faced his closest contest ever in 2008, narrowly defeating Lou Barletta, the Republican mayor of Hazleton, 138,849 to 129,358.[3] In 2010, Kanjorski fell victim to a GOP and anti-incumbent wave and was unseated by Barletta in a 45%–55% vote.[4]

Redistricting significantly altered the 11th. It lost Scranton and Wilkes-Barre to the 17th District. To make up for the loss in population, the 11th was pushed into more rural and Republican-leaning territory to the north and south. It then stretched from the Poconos all the way to the suburbs of Harrisburg.

Voting[edit]


Representatives[edit]

1795–1823: One seat[edit]

District created in 1795 from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district

Cong
ress
Representative Party Years Electoral history
4 William Findley.jpg William Findley Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1799
Redistricted from the at-large district
5
6 No image.svg John Smilie Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1803
Redistricted to the 9th district
7
8 No image.svg John B. C. Lucas Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
1805
Resigned before Congress began to become U.S. District Judge
9
9 Vacant 1805 –
November 7, 1805
9 No image.svg Samuel Smith Democratic-
Republican
November 7, 1805 –
March 3, 1811
Lost re-election
10
11
12 AbnerLacock.jpg Abner Lacock Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Reelected in 1812, but resigned before term started because he was elected to the U.S. Senate
13 William Findley.jpg William Findley Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Redistricted from the 8th district
14
15 No image.svg David Marchand Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
Did not run for reelection in 1820
16
17 No image.svg George Plumer Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Redistricted to the 17th district

1823–1833: Two seats[edit]

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
18 March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
James Wilson Jackson Democratic-Republican Elected in 1822
Re-elected in 1824
Re-elected in 1826
[Data unknown/missing.]
John Findlay Jackson Democratic-Republican Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1822
Re-elected in 1824
Retired
19 March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Jacksonian Jacksonian
20 March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
William Ramsey Jacksonian Elected in 1826
Re-elected in 1828
Re-elected in 1830
Died
21 March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
Thomas H. Crawford Jacksonian Elected in 1828
Re-elected in 1830
[Data unknown/missing.]
22 March 4, 1831 –
September 29, 1831
September 29, 1831 –
November 22, 1831
Vacant
November 22, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Robert McCoy Jacksonian Elected to finish Ransey's term in 1831
[Data unknown/missing.]

1833–present: One seat[edit]

Representative Party Years Electoral history
No image.svg Charles A. Barnitz Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Not a candidate for reelection in 1834
No image.svg Henry Logan Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Not a candidate for reelection in 1838
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
No image.svg James Gerry Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
Not a candidate for reelection in 1842


No image.svg Benjamin A. Bidlack Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Redistricted from the 15th district
No image.svg Owen D. Leib Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1846
No image.svg Chester P. Butler Whig March 4, 1847 –
October 5, 1850
Died
Vacant October 5, 1850 –
January 13, 1851
No image.svg John Brisbin Democratic January 13, 1851 –
March 3, 1851
Not a candidate for election to full term
No image.svg Henry M. Fuller Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Lost renomination
No image.svg Christian M. Straub Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Not a candidate for reelection in 1854
James Hepburn Campbell - Brady-Handy.jpg James H. Campbell Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Lost re-election
No image.svg William L. Dewart Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Lost re-election
James Hepburn Campbell - Brady-Handy.jpg James H. Campbell Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
Retired
Philip Johnson congressman.jpg Philip Johnson Democratic March 4, 1863 –
January 29, 1867
Redistricted from the 13th district
Died
Vacant January 29, 1867 –
March 4, 1867
Daniel Myers Van Auken - Brady-Handy.jpg Daniel M. Van Auken Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
Retired
No image.svg John B. Storm Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
Retired
No image.svg Francis D. Collins Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
[Data unknown/missing.]
Robert Klotz - Brady-Handy.jpg Robert Klotz Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
[Data unknown/missing.]
No image.svg John B. Storm Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
Retired
Charles R. Buckalew - Brady-Handy.jpg Charles R. Buckalew Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Redistricted to the 17th district
Joseph A. Scranton (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg Joseph A. Scranton Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
Lost re-election
No image.svg Lemuel Amerman Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Lost re-election
Joseph A. Scranton (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg Joseph A. Scranton Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
Retired
No image.svg William Connell Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
Redistricted to the 10th district
Henry W. Palmer.jpg Henry W. Palmer Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
Redistricted from the 12th district
No image.svg John T. Lenahan Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
Retired
Henry W. Palmer.jpg Henry W. Palmer Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1911
[Data unknown/missing.]
CharlesCalvinBowman.jpg Charles C. Bowman Republican March 4, 1911 –
December 12, 1912
Seat declared vacant, unsuccessful candidate for election.
Vacant December 12, 1912 –
March 4, 1913
JohnJosephCasey.jpg John J. Casey Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1917
Lost re-election
No image.svg Thomas W. Templeton Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
Retired
JohnJosephCasey.jpg John J. Casey Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
Lost re-election
ClarenceDennisCoughlin.jpg Clarence D. Coughlin Republican March 3, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
Lost re-election
No image.svg Laurence H. Watres Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1931
Retired
PatrickJBoland.jpg Patrick J. Boland Democratic March 4, 1931 –
May 18, 1942
Died
Vacant May 18, 1942 –
November 3, 1942
Veronica Grace Boland.jpg Veronica Grace Boland Democratic November 3, 1942 –
January 3, 1943
Elected to finish her husband's term[5]
No image.svg John W. Murphy Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Redistricted to the 10th district
Dan Flood.jpg Dan Flood Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Lost re-election
No image.svg Mitchell Jenkins Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
Retired
Dan Flood.jpg Dan Flood Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
Lost re-election
Edward Bonin (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg Edward Bonin Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1955
Lost re-election
Dan Flood.jpg Dan Flood Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 31, 1980
Resigned due to allegations of bribery
Vacant January 31, 1980 –
April 9, 1980
Ray Musto circa 1980.jpg Ray Musto Democratic April 9, 1980 –
January 3, 1981
Lost re-election
James Nelligan.png James Nelligan Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
Lost re-election
Frank G. Harrison.jpg Frank Harrison Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1985
Lost renomination
Rep. Paul Kanjorski.jpg Paul Kanjorski Democratic January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Lou Barletta, Official Portrait, 112th Congress (2).JPG Lou Barletta Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
Elected in 2010

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2005 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[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. ^ http://scrantontimes.com/articles/2008/11/05/news/sc_times_trib.20081105.a.pg3.tt05congress11_s1.2062365_top3.txt
  4. ^ http://www.wnep.com/news/electionresults/
  5. ^ Veronica Grace Boland was the woman in Congress from Pennsylvania.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°52′53″N 76°27′06″W / 40.88139°N 76.45167°W / 40.88139; -76.45167