Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district

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Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district
District 3.png
Boundaries beginning January 2019; below statistics, except PVI, apply to old boundaries
Current Representative Mike Kelly (RButler)
Distribution
  • 59.26[1]% urban
  • 40.74% rural
Population (2000) 646,311
Median income 35,884
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+41[2]
The 3rd congressional district's boundaries from January 3, 2013 to January 2019

Pennsylvania's third district is located in the northwestern part of the state, including the cities of Erie, Sharon, Hermitage, Butler and Meadville. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania redrew this district in 2018 after ruling the previous map unconstitutional. The new third district will be similar to the old second district, including parts of central Philadelphia, and will be heavily Democratic for the 2018 election and representation thereafter.[3]

The district supported President George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004 as well as John McCain in 2008. Prior to redistricting in 2002, the district was located in Northeast Philadelphia and was represented by Rep. Robert Borski. Most of the territory in the current 3rd had been the 21st district before 2002.

Kathy Dahlkemper defeated six-term Republican incumbent Phil English in 2008. She herself was defeated after only one term in 2010 by Republican Mike Kelly, who currently represents the district.

List of representatives[edit]

The district was organized from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district in 1791

1791–1793: One seat[edit]

Congress Representative Party Years Electoral history
2nd No image.svg Israel Jacobs Pro-Administration March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
[Data unknown/missing.]

1795–1823: One seat, then three, then two[edit]

The district was organized from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district in 1795. Two additional seats were added in 1803, elected on a general ticket. One of those seats was eliminated in 1813.

Cong
ess
Years Seat A Seat B Seat C
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
4 March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
James Peale (1749–1831) - Colonel Richard Thomas.jpg
Richard Thomas
Federalist [Data unknown/missing.] Second seat added in 1803 Third seat added in 1803
5 March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
6 March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
7 March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
JosephHemphill.jpg
Joseph Hemphill
Federalist [Data unknown/missing.]
8 March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Joseph Hiester.jpg
Joseph Hiester
Democratic-
Republican
Redistricted from the 5th district
[Data unknown/missing.]
Isaac Anderson.jpg
Isaac Anderson
Democratic-
Republican
First elected in 1802
Re-elected in 1804
Retired
John Whitehill Democratic-
Republican
First elected in 1802
Re-elected in 1804
[Data unknown/missing.]
9 March 4, 1805 –
December 19, 1806
Christian Lower Democratic-
Republican
Died
December 19, 1806 –
March 3, 1807
Vacant
10 March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
John Hiester Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing.] Matthias Richards Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing.] Robert Jenkins Federalist First elected in 1806
Re-elected in 1808
[Data unknown/missing.]
11 March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Daniel Hiester Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing.]
12 March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Roger Davis Democratic-
Republican
Redistricted to the 2nd district John M. Hyneman Democratic-
Republican
Redistricted to the 7th district Joseph Lefever Democratic-
Republican
First elected in 1810
[Data unknown/missing.]
13 March 4, 1813 –
August 2, 1813
John Gloninger Federalist Resigned after being appointed associate judge of Lebanon County James Whitehill Democratic-
Republican
Resigned Third seat eliminated in 1813
August 2, 1813 –
September 1, 1813
Vacant
September 1, 1813 –
October 11, 1813
Vacant
October 11, 1813 –
October 12, 1813
Amos Slaymaker Federalist [Data unknown/missing.]
October 12, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Edward Crouch Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing.]
14 March 4, 1815 –
October 10, 1815
John Whiteside Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing.] Vacant Amos Ellmaker.jpg Representative-elect Amos Ellmaker declined to serve
October 10, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
James M. Wallace Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing.]
15 March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
16 March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Jacob Hibshman Democratic-
Republican
[Data unknown/missing.]
17 March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
James Buchanan by George Healey IMG 4550.JPG
James Buchanan
Federalist Redistricted to the 4th district John Phillips Federalist [Data unknown/missing.]

1823–present: One seat[edit]

The district was reorganized in 1823 to have one seat.

Cong
ress
Representative Party Years Electoral history
18
19
20
21
No image.svg Daniel H. Miller Jacksonian
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1831
22
23
No image.svg John G. Watmough Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
24 No image.svg Michael W. Ash Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
25 No image.svg Francis J. Harper Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 18, 1837
Died.
25 Vacant March 18, 1837 –
June 29, 1837
26 No image.svg Charles Naylor Whig June 29, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
27 No image.svg Charles J. Ingersoll Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Redistricted to 4th district.
28 No image.svg John T. Smith Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 4, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
29 No image.svg John H. Campbell American March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
Retired.
30 No image.svg Charles Brown Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
Retired.
31
32
No image.svg Henry D. Moore Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
Retired.
33 John Robbins congressman - Brady-Handy.jpg John Robbins Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Redistricted from 4th district.
Retired.
34 No image.svg William Millward Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Lost re-election as a Union candidate.
35 No image.svg James Landy Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Lost re-election.
36
37
JohnPaulVerree.jpg John P. Verree Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
Retired.
38
39
40
Leonard Myers - Brady-Handy.jpg Leonard Myers Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
Lost reelection but successfully contested election.
40 No image.svg John Moffet Democratic March 4, 1869 –
April 9, 1869
Election contested by Leonard Myers
41
42
43
Leonard Myers - Brady-Handy.jpg Leonard Myers Republican April 9, 1869 –
March 3, 1875
Lost re-election.
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
Samuel J. Randall - Brady-Handy.jpg Samuel J. Randall Democratic March 4, 1875 –
April 13, 1890
Redistricted from 1st district.
Died.
51 Vacant April 13, 1890 –
May 20, 1890
51 Hamilton Men I Have Painted 136f Richard Vaux.jpg Richard Vaux Democratic May 20, 1890 –
March 3, 1891
Lost re-election.
52
53
No image.svg William McAleer Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
Lost re-election.
54 No image.svg Frederick Halterman Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
55
56
No image.svg William McAleer Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
Lost re-election.
57
58
Henry Burk.jpg Henry Burk Republican March 4, 1901 –
December 5, 1903
Died.
58 Vacant December 5, 1903 –
February 16, 1904
58
59
George Albert Castor.jpg George A. Castor Republican February 16, 1904 –
February 19, 1906
Died.
59 Vacant February 19, 1906 –
November 6, 1906
59
60
61
62
63
64
Joseph Hampton Moore (March 8, 1864 – May 2, 1950) in 1916.jpg J. Hampton Moore Republican November 6, 1906 –
January 4, 1920
Resigned to become Mayor of Philadelphia.
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
No image.svg Harry C. Ransley Republican November 2, 1920 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to 1st district.
73 No image.svg Alfred M. Waldron Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
[Data unknown/missing.]
74 No image.svg Clare G. Fenerty Republican January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
[Data unknown/missing.]
75
76
77
78
79
MJ Bradley.jpg Michael J. Bradley Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1947
[Data unknown/missing.]
80
81
82
No image.svg Hardie Scott Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
James A. Byrne 92nd Congress 1971.jpg James A. Byrne Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
93
94
William J. Green.jpg Bill Green III Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1977
Redistricted from 5th district.
95
96
97
Raymond F. Lederer.jpg Ray Lederer Democratic January 3, 1977 –
April 29, 1981
Resigned
97 Vacant April 29, 1981 –
July 21, 1981
97 No image.svg Joseph F. Smith Democratic July 21, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
Bob Borski portrait.jpg Robert A. Borski, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2003
Retired.
108
109
110
Phil English.jpg Phil English Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2009
Redistricted from 21st district and re-elected here in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Lost re-election.
111 Dahlkemper-kathleen.jpg Kathy Dahlkemper Democratic January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Elected in 2008.
Lost re-election.
112
113
114
115
Mike Kelly, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Mike Kelly Republican January 3, 2011 –
present
First elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Redistricted to the 16th district.

Recent elections[edit]

U.S. House election, 2000: Pennsylvania District 3[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert A. Borski, Jr. 130,528 68.8
Republican Charles F. Dougherty 59,343 31.3
Total votes 189,871 100.0
Democratic hold
U.S. House election, 2002: Pennsylvania District 3[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phil English 116,763 77.7
Green Anndrea M. Benson 33,554 22.3
Total votes 150,317 100.0
Republican hold
U.S. House election, 2004: Pennsylvania District 3[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phil English 166,580 60.1
Democratic Steven Porter 110,684 39.9
Total votes 277,264 100.0
Republican hold
U.S. House elections, 2006: Pennsylvania District 3[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phil English 108,525 53.6
Democratic Steven Porter 85,110 42.1
Constitution Timothy Hagberg 8,706 4.3
Total votes 202,341 100.0
Republican hold
U.S. House election, 2008: Pennsylvania District 3[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathy Dahlkemper 146,846 51.2
Republican Phil English 139,757 48.8
Total votes 286,603 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican
U.S. House election, 2010: Pennsylvania District 3[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Kelly 109,909 55.7
Democratic Kathy Dahlkemper 88,924 44.3
Total votes 197,320 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic
U.S. House election, 2012: Pennsylvania District 3[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Kelly 165,826 54.82
Democratic Missa Eaton 123,933 40.97
Independent Steven Porter 12,755 4.22
Total votes 302,514 100.0
Republican hold
U.S. House election, 2014: Pennsylvania District 3[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Kelly 113,859 60.63
Democratic Daniel Lavallee 73,931 39.37
Total votes 187,790 100.0
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2005 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cd_state.html
  2. ^ "New Pennsylvania Map Is a Major Boost for Democrats". The Cook Political Report. February 20, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "2000 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 7, 2000. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  5. ^ "2002 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 5, 2002. Archived from the original on October 30, 2008. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  6. ^ "2004 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 2, 2004. Archived from the original on May 22, 2008. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  7. ^ "2006 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 7, 2006. Archived from the original on November 27, 2008. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  8. ^ "2008 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 4, 2008. Archived from the original on December 8, 2008. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  9. ^ "2010 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 2, 2010. Archived from the original on November 6, 2010. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  10. ^ "2012 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 6, 2008. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  11. ^ "2014 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 4, 2008. Archived from the original on February 15, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Indiana's 3rd congressional district
Home district of the Speaker of the House
December 4, 1876 – March 4, 1881
Succeeded by
Ohio's 8th congressional district

Coordinates: 41°24′27″N 80°00′13″W / 41.40750°N 80.00361°W / 41.40750; -80.00361