Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 97

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Current Steven Mentzer (RManheim Township, Lancaster County)
Demographics 93.8% White
2.3%% Black
3.9%% Hispanic
Population (2011)
 • Citizen voting age
66,456
47,812

The 97th Pennsylvania House of Representatives District is located in Lancaster County. Steven Mentzer has represented the 97th district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2013.

District Profile[edit]

District 97 includes the following areas:[1]

Warwick Township has two bridges named to the National Register of Historic Places: The Buck Hill Farm Covered Bridge, and Zook's Mill Covered Bridge.[2]

The 97th District is home to the town of Lititz; a small town voted "American's coolest town" in 2013.[3]

U.S. Open Champion Jim Furyk won a Pennsylvania State Golf Championship while attending Maheim Township High School.

Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
Prior to 1969, seats were apportioned by county.
Marvin E. Miller, Sr. Republican 1969 – 1976
June N. Honaman Republican 1977 – 1988
Jere L. Strittmatter Republican 1989 – 2003 Manheim Township Lost Renomination on May 21, 2002[1]
Roy E. Baldwin Republican 2003 – 2007 Manheim Township Lost Renomination on May 16, 2006[4]
John C. Bear Republican 2007 – 2013 Lititz Withdrew prior to 2012 General Election
Steven Mentzer[5] Republican 2013 – Present Manheim Township Incumbent

Recent election results[edit]

PA House election, 2010:
Pennsylvania House, District 97
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Bear 17,993 72.2%
Democratic F. Patrick O'Keef 6,919 27.8
Margin of victory 11,074 61%
Turnout 24,912 100
PA House election, 2012:
Pennsylvania House, District 97
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Steven Mentzer 25,071 100
Margin of victory 25,071 100
Turnout 25,071 100
PA House election, 2014:
Pennsylvania House, District 97
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Steven Mentzer 14,746 64.5%
Democratic Charles Hample 8,117 35.5
Margin of victory 6,629 44%
Turnout 22863 100
PA House election, 2016:
Pennsylvania House, District 97
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Steven Mentzer 22,952 63.13
Democratic Charlies Klein 13,403 38.87
Margin of victory 9549 41 decrease
Turnout 36,355 100 increase

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/Default.aspx?EID=11&ESTID=1&CID=2325&OID=0&CDID=0&PID=0&DISTID=0&IsSpecial=0
  2. ^ "Download". npgallery.nps.gov. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  3. ^ "Lititz – PA America's coolest small town". lititzpa.com. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  4. ^ http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/Default.aspx?EID=15&ESTID=1&CID=2325&OID=0&CDID=0&PID=0&DISTID=0&IsSpecial=0#Representative%20in%20the%20General%20Assembly-97th%20Legislative%20District
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2013-08-04.

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