Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 59

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Pennsylvania's 59th State
House of Representatives
district

Pennsylvania House District 59.png
Representative
  Vacant
Demographics98.1% White
0.43% Black
0.76% Hispanic
Population (2011)
 • Citizens of voting age
64,605
52,396

The 59th Pennsylvania House of Representatives District is in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The district's seat has been vacant since the death of incumbent Rep. Mike Reese on January 2, 2021.[1]

District Profile[edit]

The 59th Pennsylvania House of Representatives District is located in Somerset County and Westmoreland County, and includes the following areas:[2]

Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
Prior to 1969, seats were apportioned by county.
Eugene G. Saloom Republican 1969 – 1974
Democrat 1975 – 1976 Switched to Democratic Party
Later represented 26th district
Jess M. Stairs Republican 1977 – 2008 Acme Retired
Mike Reese Republican 2009 – 2021 Mount Pleasant Township Died in office.[1]
Leslie Rossi Republican 2021 – present Unity Township Incumbent. Elected on May 18, 2021 to fill vacancy

Recent election results[edit]

PA House election, 2010:
Pennsylvania House, District 59
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Reese 20437 100
Margin of victory
Turnout 20437 100
PA House election, 2012:
Pennsylvania House, District 59
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Reese 20377 71.85
Democratic Harriet Ellenberger 7984 28.15
Margin of victory 12393 43.7
Turnout 28361 100
PA House election, 2014:
Pennsylvania House, District 59
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Reese 16421 100
Margin of victory
Turnout 16421 100
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 59 special election, 2021[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Leslie Rossi 10,538 65.00
Democratic Mariah Fisher 5,272 32.52
Libertarian Robb Luther 402 2.48
Total votes 16,015 100%
Republican hold

References[edit]

  • Cox, Harold (2004). "Legislatures - 1776-2004". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.
  1. ^ a b Wise, Jenna (January 2, 2021). "Republican Rep. Mike Reese dead at 42". PennLive. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  2. ^ "Composite Listing of House of Representatives Districts" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  3. ^ "2021 Special Election 59th Legislative District". Pennsylvania Elections. Retrieved June 8, 2021.

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