Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 147

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Current Marcy Toepel (RDouglass Township, Montgomery County)
Demographics 93.3% 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.

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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