Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 147

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Current Marcy Toepel (RDouglass Township, Montgomery County)
Demographics93.3% White
2.6% Black
2.2% Hispanic
Population (2011)
 • Citizen voting age
62,015
45,991

The 147th Pennsylvania House of Representatives District is located in Southeastern Pennsylvania and has been represented since 2010 by Marcy Toepel. She is challenged in the 2018 General Election by Joshua H. Camson, a Harleysville resident and attorney.

District profile[edit]

The 147th District of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is located in Montgomery County. It includes the William and Caroline Schall House. It is made up of the following areas:[1]

Representatives[edit]

Representative[2] Party[2] Years[2] District home Notes
Before 1969, seats were apportioned by county.
G. Sieber Pancoast Republican 1969 – 1978
Marilyn Lewis Republican 1979 – 1982
Raymond Bunt Republican 1983 – 2006
Bob Mensch Republican 2007 – 2009 Marlborough Township Resigned after being elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate
Marcy Toepel Republican 2010 – present Douglass Township Incumbent; Elected in a special election on May 18[3]

Recent election results[edit]

PA House election, 2010:
Pennsylvania House, District 147
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Marcy Toepel 14,275 66.68
Democratic Robert Dodge 7,133 33.32
Margin of victory 7,142 33.36
Turnout 21,408 100
PA House election, 2012:
Pennsylvania House, District 147
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Marcy Toepel 18,812 61.36
Democratic Betty White 11,846 38.64
Margin of victory 6,966 22.72 Decrease 10.64
Turnout 30,658 100
PA House election, 2014:
Pennsylvania House, District 147
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Marcy Toepel 13,064 100
Margin of victory 13,064 100
Turnout 13,064 100
PA House election, 2016:
Pennsylvania House, District 147
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Marcy Toepel 20,045 63.35
Democratic Rachel Hendricks 11,597 36.65
Margin of victory 8,448 26.70 Decrease 73.30
Turnout 31,642 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Composite Listing of House of Representatives Districts" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved 2015-02-19.
  2. ^ a b c Cox, Harold (2007). "Pennsylvania Election Statistics: 1682–2006". Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. Retrieved August 11, 2009.
  3. ^ "2010 Special Election for the 147th Legislative District". Pennsylvania Department of State. May 18, 2010. Archived from the original on February 29, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2010.

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