Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 22

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The 22nd Pennsylvania House of Representatives District is located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania and includes the following area:[1]

Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
Before 1969, seats were apportioned by county.
Frank W. O'Brien Democrat 1969 – 1970
William J. Coyne Democrat 1971 – 1972 Pittsburgh
James A. Romanelli Democrat 1973 – 1975 Resigned November 17, 1975.[2]
Charles Logue Democrat 1976 – 1978 Elected to fill Romanelli's unexpired term in April 1976[2]
Steve Seventy Democrat 1979 – 1988 Died in office 1988[3]
Frank Gigliotti Democrat 1989 – 2000 Resigned on June 15, 2000[4]
Michael Diven Democratic 2001 – 2005 Switched party in 2005
Republican 2005 – 2006
Chelsa Wagner Democrat 2007 – 2012 Pittsburgh Resigned to take office as Allegheny County Controller
Erin Molchany Democrat 2012 – 2014 Redistricting moved this seat; Molchany lost a primary election against fellow incumbent Harry Readshaw[5]
District moved from Allegheny County to Lehigh County after 2014
Peter Schweyer Democrat 2015 – present Allentown To be sworn in January 6, 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Composite Listing of House of Representatives Districts" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  2. ^ a b Cox, Harold (November 3, 2004). "Pennsylvania House of Representatives - 1975–1976" (PDF). Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. Retrieved August 11, 2009. 
  3. ^ Cox, Harold (November 3, 2004). "Pennsylvania House of Representatives - 1987–1988" (PDF). Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. Retrieved October 10, 2008. 
  4. ^ Cox, Harold (November 3, 2004). "Pennsylvania House of Representatives - 1999–2000" (PDF). Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. Retrieved October 10, 2008. 
  5. ^ http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/04/21/New-district-pits-two-Democratic-state-legislators/stories/201404210072