Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 161

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Current Leanne Krueger-Braneky (–Swarthmore)
Demographics 90.4% White
4.4% Black
2.2% Hispanic
Population (2011)
 • Citizen voting age
63,539
49,851


The 161st Pennsylvania House of Representatives District is in South Eastern Pennsylvania and is represented by Leanne Krueger-Braneky since 2014.

District profile[edit]

The 161st Pennsylvania House of Representatives District is located in Delaware County and includes the following areas:[1]

Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
Prior to 1969, seats were apportioned by county.
Edward B. Mifflin Republican 1969–1971 Died January 2, 1971[2]
Edmund Jones Republican 1971–1974 Elected May 18, 1971 to fill vacancy[3]
Peter J. O'Keefe Democrat 1975–1978
Thomas P. Gannon Republican 1979–2006 Ridley Township Defeated for re-election
Bryan Lentz Democrat 2007–2010 Swarthmore Did not seek re-election
Joseph Hackett Republican 2011–2015 Ridley Township Resigned effective April 30, 2015
Leanne Krueger-Braneky Democratic 2015–present Swarthmore Won special election August 4, 2015

The total population of the district is 63,539. :[4]

Recent election results[edit]

PA House election, 2010:
Pennsylvania House, District 161
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Hackett 13,941 54.48
Democratic Walter A. Waite 12,125 46.52
Margin of victory 1,816 6.96
Turnout 26,066 100

Recent election results[edit]

PA House election, 2012:
Pennsylvania House, District 161
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Hackett 17,972 52.7
Democratic Larry DeMarco 16,137 47.3
Margin of victory 1.835 5.4 Decrease .78
Turnout 34,109 100

Recent election results[edit]

PA House election, 2014:
Pennsylvania House, District 161
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Hackett 12,916 55.9
Democratic Leanne Krueger-Braneky 10176 44.1
Margin of victory 2,740 11.8 Increase 3.2
Turnout 23,092 100

Recent election results[edit]

PA House election, 2015:
Pennsylvania House, District 161
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Leanne Krueger-Braneky 4,791 52.9
Republican Paul Mullen 4,268 47.1
Margin of victory 523 5.8
Turnout 9,059 100

Recent election results[edit]

PA House election, 2016:
Pennsylvania House, District 161
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Leanne Krueger-Braneky 18,218 50.83
Republican Patti Rodgers-Morrisette 17,621 49.17
Margin of victory 597 1.66 Decrease 2.07
Turnout 35,839 100

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