Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district

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Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district
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Boundaries beginning January 2019; below statistics, except PVI, apply to old boundaries
U.S. Representative
  Dwight Evans
DPhiladelphia
Distribution
  • 100.00% urban
  • 0.00% rural
Population (2000)646,311
Median income35,884
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+41[1]

Pennsylvania's third congressional district includes several areas of the city of Philadelphia, including West Philadelphia, most of Center City, and parts of North Philadelphia. It has been represented by Dwight Evans since 2019.

Prior to 2018, the district was located in the northwestern part of the state and included the cities of Erie, Sharon, Hermitage, Butler and Meadville. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania redrew this district in February 2018 after ruling the previous map unconstitutional. The new third district is similar to the old second district and was heavily Democratic for the 2018 election and representation thereafter.[2] Dwight Evans, the incumbent from the old 2nd district, ran for re-election in the new 3rd District.

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 2003–2019 3rd district had been the 21st district before 2002.

List of members representing the district[edit]

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

1791–1793: One seat[edit]

Cong
ress
Representative Party Years Electoral history
2nd Israel Jacobs Pro-Administration March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1793
Elected in 1791.
Redistricted to the at-large district and lost re-election.

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
ress
Years Seat A Seat B Seat C
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
4th March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
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Richard Thomas
Federalist Elected in 1794.
Re-elected in 1796.
Re-elected in 1798.
Retired.
Second seat added in 1803 Third seat added in 1803
5th March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
6th March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1801
7th March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
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Joseph Hemphill
Federalist Elected in 1800.
Lost re-election.
8th March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
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Joseph Hiester
Democratic-Republican Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1802.
Retired.
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Isaac Anderson
Democratic-Republican Elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Retired.
John Whitehill Democratic-Republican Elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Lost re-election.
9th March 4, 1805 –
December 19, 1806
Christian Lower Democratic-Republican Elected in 1804.
Died.
December 19, 1806 –
March 3, 1807
Vacant
10th March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
John Hiester Democratic-Republican Elected in 1806.
Retired.
Matthias Richards Democratic-Republican Elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Retired.
Robert Jenkins Federalist Elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Retired.
11th March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1811
Daniel Hiester Democratic-Republican Re-elected in 1808.
Lost re-election.
12th March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Roger Davis Democratic-Republican Elected in 1810.
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
John M. Hyneman Democratic-Republican Elected in 1810.
Redistricted to the 7th district.
Joseph Lefever Democratic-Republican Elected in 1810.
Retired.
13th March 4, 1813 –
August 2, 1813
John Gloninger Federalist Elected in 1812.
Resigned to become associate judge of Lebanon County.
James Whitehill Democratic-Republican Elected in 1812.
Resigned.
Third seat eliminated in 1813.
August 2, 1813 –
October 12, 1813
Vacant
October 12, 1813 –
September 1, 1814
Edward Crouch Democratic-Republican Elected to finish Gloninger's term.
Retired.
September 1, 1814 –
October 11, 1814
Vacant
October 11, 1814 –
March 3, 1815
Amos Slaymaker Federalist Elected to finish Whitehill's term.
Re-elected in 1814.
Resigned.
14th March 4, 1815 –
July 3, 1815
John Whiteside Democratic-Republican Elected in 1814.
Re-elected in 1816.
Lost re-election.
July 3, 1815 –
October 10, 1815
Vacant
October 10, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
James M. Wallace Democratic-Republican Elected to finish Slaymaker's term.
Re-elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Lost re-election.
15th March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
16th March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1821
Jacob Hibshman Democratic-Republican Elected in 1818.
Lost re-election.
17th March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
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James Buchanan
Federalist Elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the 4th district.
John Phillips Federalist Elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the 6th district and lost re-election.

1823–present: One seat[edit]

The district was reorganized in 1823 to have one seat.

Cong
ress
Representative Party Years Electoral history
18th
19th
20th
21st
Daniel H. Miller Jackson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Elected in 1822.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1831
22nd
23rd
John G. Watmough Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
24th Michael W. Ash Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
25th Francis J. Harper Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 18, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
25th Vacant March 18, 1837 –
June 29, 1837
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Charles Naylor
Whig June 29, 1837 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
27th CharlesJaredIngersoll.jpg
Charles J. Ingersoll
Democratic March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 4th district.
28th John T. Smith Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
29th John H. Campbell American March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
30th Charles Brown Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
31st
32nd
Henry D. Moore Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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John Robbins
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Redistricted from the 4th district.
Retired.
34th William Millward Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election as a Union candidate.
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James Landy
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
36th
37th
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John P. Verree
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
38th
39th
40th
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Leonard Myers
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election but successfully contested election.
40th John Moffet Democratic March 4, 1869 –
April 9, 1869
Election contested by Leonard Myers
41st
42nd
43rd
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Leonard Myers
Republican April 9, 1869 –
March 3, 1875
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
44th
45th
46th
47th
48th
49th
50th
51st
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Samuel J. Randall
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
April 13, 1890
Redistricted from the 1st district.
Died.
51st Vacant April 13, 1890 –
May 20, 1890
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Richard Vaux
Democratic May 20, 1890 –
March 3, 1891
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
52nd
53rd
William McAleer Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1895
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
54th Frederick Halterman Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
[Data unknown/missing.]
55th
56th
William McAleer Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
57th
58th
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Henry Burk
Republican March 4, 1901 –
December 5, 1903
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
58th Vacant December 5, 1903 –
February 16, 1904
58th
59th
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George A. Castor
Republican February 16, 1904 –
February 19, 1906
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
59th Vacant February 19, 1906 –
November 6, 1906
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
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J. Hampton Moore
Republican November 6, 1906 –
January 4, 1920
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become Mayor of Philadelphia.
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Harry C. Ransley Republican November 2, 1920 –
March 3, 1933
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 1st district.
73rd Alfred M. Waldron Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
[Data unknown/missing.]
74th Clare G. Fenerty Republican January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1937
[Data unknown/missing.]
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
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Michael J. Bradley
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1947
[Data unknown/missing.]
80th
81st
82nd
Hardie Scott Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
[Data unknown/missing.]
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
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James A. Byrne
Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1973
[Data unknown/missing.]
93rd
94th
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William J. Green III
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1977
Redistricted from the 5th district.
95th
96th
97th
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Raymond Lederer
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
April 29, 1981
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
97th Vacant April 29, 1981 –
July 21, 1981
97th Joseph F. Smith Democratic July 21, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
[Data unknown/missing.]
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
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Robert A. Borski Jr.
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2003
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
108th
109th
110th
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Phil English
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2009
Redistricted from the 21st district and re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Lost re-election.
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Kathy Dahlkemper
Democratic January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Elected in 2008.
Lost re-election.
112th
113th
114th
115th
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Mike Kelly
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2019
Elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Redistricted to the 16th district.
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Dwight Evans
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
present
Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 2018.

Recent elections[edit]

U.S. House election, 2000: Pennsylvania District 3[3]
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[4]
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[5]
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[6]
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[7]
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[8]
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[9]
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[10]
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
U.S. House election, 2016: Pennsylvania District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Kelly 244,893 100
Total votes 244,893 100.0
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

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. ^ "2000 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 7, 2000. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
  4. ^ "2002 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 5, 2002. Archived from the original on October 30, 2008. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
  5. ^ "2004 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 2, 2004. Archived from the original on May 22, 2008. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
  6. ^ "2006 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 7, 2006. Archived from the original on November 27, 2008. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
  7. ^ "2008 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 4, 2008. Archived from the original on December 8, 2008. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
  8. ^ "2010 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 2, 2010. Archived from the original on November 6, 2010. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  9. ^ "2012 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 6, 2008. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  10. ^ "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