Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 170

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The 170th Pennsylvania House of Representatives District is located in Philadelphia County and includes the following areas:[1]

  • Ward 58 [PART, Divisions 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 12, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 and 44]
  • Ward 66 [PART, Divisions 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 31, 33, 34, 38, 39, 40 and 41]


Special Election[edit]

A Special Election for the 170th House District was ordered for Tuesday, March 24, 2015.[2]

Republican candidate Martina White won the special election, with a 14% margin over Democrat Sarah Del Ricci, who was the handpicked candidate by Lt. Gov. Mike Stack III.[3]

Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
Prior to 1969, seats were apportioned by county.
Tom Gola Republican 1969 – 1970 Philadelphia
Alvin Katz Republican 1971 – 1972 Philadelphia
Frank A. Salvatore Republican 1973 – 1984 Philadelphia Elected to the State Senate
George T. Kenney Republican 1985 – 2008 Philadelphia Retired
Brendan F. Boyle[4] Democrat 2009 – 2015 Philadelphia Elected to the US House of Representatives.
Martina White Republican 2015 – Philadelphia Elected in special election

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Composite Listing of House of Representatives Districts" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  2. ^ "Speaker Turzai Calls Special Election for 170th Legislative District". Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 11 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015. Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today ordered a special election be held to fill the vacant seat in the 170th Legislative District in Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 24. 
  3. ^ "GOP's Martina White wins 170th House District". Philly.com. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Rep. Brendan Boyle". PA House of Representatives Official Website. PA House of Representatives. Retrieved 29 January 2015. Rep. Brendan Boyle resigned his PA House District 170 seat to serve as a member of the U.S. Congress. 

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