Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 196

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Pennsylvania's 196th Representative District is located in York County and includes the following areas:[1]


Representative Party Years District home Note
Prior to 1969, seats were apportioned by county.
Mitchell W. Melton Democrat 1969 – 1972
Charles P. Hammock Democrat 1973 – 1976
Ruth B. Harper Democrat 1977 – 1992
District moved from Philadelphia County to York County after 1992
Todd R. Platts Republican 1993 – 2000 Elected to Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district
Beverly Mackereth Republican 2001 – 2008 Did not seek re-election
Seth Grove Republican 2009 – present Incumbent


  • Cox, Harold (2004). "Legislatures - 1776-2004". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.