Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 131

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Current Justin Simmons (RCoopersburg)
Demographics 94.4% White
1.3% Black
3.2% Hispanic
Population (2011)
 • Citizen voting age
63,896
49,423

The 131st Pennsylvania House of Representatives District is located in Southeastern Pennsylvania and has been represented since 2011 by Justin Simmons

District profile[edit]

The 131st Pennsylvania House of Representatives District is located within Lehigh County, Montgomery County and Northampton County. It includes Dillingersville Union School and Church and Red Hill Historic District. It is made up of the following areas:[1]

Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
Prior to 1969, seats were apportioned by county.
James P. Ritter Democrat 1969 – 1982
Roy C. Afflerbach Democrat 1983 – 1986
Karen A. Ritter Democrat 1987 – 1994
Pat Browne Republican 1995 – 2005 Allentown Elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate
Karen D. Beyer Republican 2005 – 2010 Lower Saucon Township Elected in a special election on July 19, 2005 to fill vacancy.[2]
Justin Simmons Republican 2011 – Present Coopersburg Incumbent

Recent election results[edit]

PA House election, 2010:
Pennsylvania House, District 131
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Justin Simmons 9,778 56.57
Democratic Mike Horton 7,506 43.43
Margin of victory 2,272 13.14
Turnout 17,284 100
PA House election, 2012:
Pennsylvania House, District 131
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Justin Simmons 13,008 50.03
Democratic Kevin T. Deely Jr. 12,994 49.97
Margin of victory 14 0.06 Decrease 13.08
Turnout 26,002 100
PA House election, 2014:
Pennsylvania House, District 131
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Justin Simmons 7,839 61.42
Democratic Michael W. Beyer 4,923 38.56
Margin of victory 2,916 22.86 Increase 22.80
Turnout 12,762 100
PA House election, 2016:
Pennsylvania House, District 131
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Justin Simmons 13,921 62.90
Democratic Joanne E. Jackson 8,211 37.10
Margin of victory 5,710 25.80 Increase 2.94
Turnout 13,921 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Composite Listing of House of Representatives Districts" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  2. ^ "2005 Special Election for the 131st Legislative District". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-11-28. 

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Coordinates: 40°31′08″N 75°25′16″W / 40.519°N 75.421°W / 40.519; -75.421