Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district

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Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district
 Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Mike Fitzpatrick (RLevittown)
Distribution 90.73% urban, 9.27% rural
Population (2000) 646,403
Median income $59,207
Ethnicity 92.1% White, 3.5% Black, 2.4% Asian, 1.3% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+1

Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district serves Bucks County, along with portions of Montgomery County, in Pennsylvania. Republican Mike Fitzpatrick has represented this district since 2011.

Election results[edit]

US House election, 2004: Pennsylvania District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Fitzpatrick 183,229 55 -9
Democratic Virginia Schrader 143,427 44 +7
Libertarian Arthur L. Farnsworth 3,710 1 +1
Constitution Erich Lukas 898 0.3 +0.3
Majority
Turnout 331,264
US House election, 2006: Pennsylvania District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Patrick Murphy 125,667 50 +6
Republican Mike Fitzpatrick 124,146 50 -5
Majority
Turnout 249,813
US House election, 2008: Pennsylvania District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Patrick Murphy 197,869 57 +7
Republican Tom Manion 145,103 42 -8
Independent Tom Lingenfelter 5,543 2
Majority
Turnout 348,515
US House election, 2010: Pennsylvania District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Fitzpatrick 126,404 54 +12
Democratic Patrick Murphy 109,157 46 -11
Majority
Turnout 235,561
US House election, 2012: Pennsylvania District 8[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Fitzpatrick 199,379 56.6 +2.6
Democratic Kathy Boockvar 152,859 43.4 -2.6
Majority
Turnout 352,238

List of representatives[edit]

1791–1793: One seat[edit]

District created in 1791 from Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district

Representative Party Years District home Note
William Findley.jpg William Findley Anti-Administration March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1793 Redistricted to At-large district

District redistricted in 1793 to Pennsylvania's At-large congressional district

1795–1813: One seat[edit]

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

Representative Party Years District home Note
Thomas Hartley Federalist March 4, 1795 – December 21, 1800 York Redistricted from the At-large District, Died
Vacant December 21, 1800 – January 15, 1801
John Stewart Democratic-Republican January 15, 1801 – March 3, 1803 York Redistricted to the 6th District
William Findley.jpg William Findley Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1813 Latrobe Redistricted to the 11th District
William Piper Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817 Everett Redistricted from the 7th District
Alexander Ogle Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819 Somerset Not a candidate for renomination
Robert Philson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821 Berlin
John Tod Democratic-Republican March 3, 1821 – March 3, 1823 Redistricted to the 13th District

1823–1833: Two seats[edit]

Seat A[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
Thomas Jones Rogers Jackson DR March 4, 1823 – April 20, 1824 Berlin Redistricted from the 6th District, Resigned
Vacant April 20, 1824 – December 9, 1824
George Wolf.jpg George Wolf Jacksonian DR December 9, 1824 – March 3, 1825
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – ????, 1829 Resigned before the convening of the 21st Congress
Samuel A. Smith Jacksonian October 13, 1829 – March 3, 1833

Seat B[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
SIng.jpg Samuel Delucenna Ingham Jacksonian DR March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825 Redistricted from 6th District
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829 Resigned before the convening of the 21st Congress
Peter Ihrie, Jr. Jacksonian October 13, 1829 – March 3, 1833

1833–present: One seat[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
Henry King Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835 Allentown Redistricted from 7th District, Not a candidate for renomination
Edward Burd Hubley Jacksonian March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837 Reading
Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Peter Newhard Democratic March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843 Allentown Not a candidate for renomination
Jeremiah Brown Whig March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845 Lancaster Redistricted from 4th District, Not a candidate for renomination
John Strohm Whig March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1849 Lancaster
Thaddeus Stevens -c1863.jpg Thaddeus Stevens Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853 York
Henry A. Muhlenberg Democratic March 4, 1853 – January 9, 1854 Reading Died
Vacant January 9, 1854 – February 4, 1854
J. Glancy Jones.jpg J. Glancy Jones Democratic February 4, 1854 – October 30, 1858 Reading appointed United States Minister to Austria
Vacant October 30, 1858 – December 7, 1858
WHKeim.jpg William H. Keim Republican December 7, 1858 – March 3, 1859 Reading
John Schwartz Anti-Lecompton Democrat March 4, 1859 – June 20, 1860 Reading Died
Vacant June 20, 1860 – December 3, 1860
Jacob K. McKenty Democratic December 3, 1860 – March 3, 1861 Not a candidate for renomination
Sydenham Elnathan Ancona - Brady-Handy.jpg Sydenham E. Ancona Democratic March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1867 Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
JamesLawrenceGetz.jpg James L. Getz Democratic March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1873 Not a candidate for renomination
Hiester Clymer Brady-Handy.jpg Hiester Clymer Democratic March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1881
DanielErmentrout.jpg Daniel Ermentrout Democratic March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1889 Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
William Mutchler (Congressman from Pennsylvania).jpg William Mutchler Democratic March 4, 1889 – June 23, 1893 Died
Vacant June 23, 1893 – August 7, 1893
Howard Mutchler (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg Howard Mutchler Democratic August 7, 1893 – March 3, 1895 Not a candidate for renomination
Joseph Johnson Hart (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg Joseph J. Hart Democratic March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897 Not a candidate for renomination
William Sebring Kirkpatrick, 1844-1932.jpg William S. Kirkpatrick Republican March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899 Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Laird H. Barber (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg Laird H. Barber Democratic March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901 Not a candidate for renomination
Howard Mutchler (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg Howard Mutchler Democratic March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903 Not a candidate for renomination
IrvingPWanger.jpg Irving P. Wanger Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1911 Redistricted from 7th District, Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Robert E. Difenderfer Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1915 Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
HenryWWatson.jpg Henry W. Watson Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1923 Redistricted to Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district
Thomas S. Butler (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg Thomas S. Butler Republican March 4, 1923 – May 26, 1928 Redistricted from 7th District, Died
Vacant May 26, 1928 – November 6, 1928
JamesPaineWolfenden.jpg James Wolfenden Republican November 6, 1928 – January 3, 1945 Redistricted to Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district
CharlesLGerlach.jpg Charles L. Gerlach Republican January 3, 1945 – May 5, 1947 Redistricted from 9th District, Died
Vacant May 5, 1947 – September 9, 1947
Franklin H. Lichtenwalter Republican September 9, 1947 – January 3, 1951
Albert Clinton Vaughn (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg Albert C. Vaughn Republican January 3, 1951 – September 1, 1951 Died
Vacant September 1, 1951 – November 6, 1951
Karl C. King Republican November 6, 1951 – January 3, 1957
Willard S. Curtin.jpg Willard S. Curtin Republican January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1967
EGBiester.png Edward G. Biester, Jr. Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1977 Furlong
Peter Kostmeyer.png Peter H. Kostmayer Democratic January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1981 New Hope
JKCoyneIII.png James K. Coyne, III Republican January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983 Upper Makefield
Peter Kostmeyer.png Peter H. Kostmayer Democratic January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993 New Hope
Jim Greenwood.jpg James C. Greenwood Republican January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2005
Mike Fitzpatrick, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Mike Fitzpatrick Republican January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007 Levittown Defeated for re-election
Rep patrick murphy 2009 large.jpg Patrick Murphy Democratic January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011 Bristol Defeated for re-election
Mike Fitzpatrick, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Mike Fitzpatrick Republican January 3, 2011 – present Levittown Incumbent

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2005 - 2013

The district has been primarily based in Bucks County since the 1940s, even as most other districts in Pennsylvania have changed drastically due to population shifts and Pennsylvania's loss of seats in the House. [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 General Election—Official Returns". Pennsylvania Department of State. 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Congressional Interactive District Map". Retrieved 30 August 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°20′10″N 75°09′04″W / 40.33611°N 75.15111°W / 40.33611; -75.15111