Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 185

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The 185th Pennsylvania House of Representatives District is located in Delaware County and Philadelphia County and includes the following areas:[1]

  • Delaware County
  • Philadelphia
    • Ward 26
    • Ward 36 [PART, Divisions 10, 11, 12, 13 and 15]
    • Ward 40 [PART, Divisions 01, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50 and 51]
    • Ward 48 [PART, Divisions 01, 02, 03 and 13]


Representatives[edit]

Representative[2] Party[2] Years[2] District home Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Matthew Coppolino Republican 1967 – 1972 Philadelphia Moved from the 17th Philadelphia County district.
Frank Vacca Republican 1973 – 1974 Philadelphia Defeated in general election.[3]
Anthony DiDonato Democratic 1975 – 1976 Philadelphia
Ronald Donatucci Democratic 1977 – 1980 Philadelphia Resigned January 7, 1980.[4]
Robert Donatucci Democratic 1980 – 2010 Philadelphia Elected March 11, 1980 to fill vacancy. Re-elected November 2, died November 9, 2010.[5]
Maria Donatucci Democratic 2011 – present Philadelphia Incumbent; Elected February 1 to fill vacancy, took office February 15, 2011.

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 October 3, 2008. 
  3. ^ Roche, Kathleen M, ed. (1975). The Pennsylvania Manual. 102. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Department of General Services. p. 636. 
  4. ^ Trostle, p. 3-260.
  5. ^ "Pa. House Rep. Donatucci dies suddenly". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 9, 2010. Retrieved February 9, 2011. 

Sources[edit]

  • Trostle, Sharon, ed. (2009). The Pennsylvania Manual. 119. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Department of General Services. ISBN 0-8182-0334-X.