Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district

Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district
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Map of the Pennsylvania 10th as of the 109th Congress
Map of the Pennsylvania 10th as of the 109th Congress
Area6,557.85[1] mi (16,984.75 km)
Distribution44.65% urban, 55.35% rural
Population (2000)646,534[2]
Median income$35,996
Ethnic composition96.3% White, 1.9% Black, 0.5% Asian, 1.4% Hispanic, 0.0% Native American



Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district is located primarily in the northeast corner of the state. The district was one of the created prior to the 4th Congress. It is currently represented by Democrat Chris Carney, who defeated Republican incumbent Don Sherwood during the 2006 midterm elections. since January 4, 2007. The 10th District experienced one of the greatest party shifts among all House seats that switched party control: in 2004, Sherwood won with an 86% margin of victory over his nearest opponent.[3]

District boundaries

The Pennsylvania 10th is the third-largest congressional district in the state. The district encompasses the following counties and areas:[4][5]

2006 election

Main article: Pennsylvania 10th congressional district election, 2006
US House elections, 2006: Pennsylvania District 10[6]
Party Candidate Votes % %
Democratic PartyChristopher Carney108,83253
Republican PartyDon Sherwood96,46347

Trivia

Representatives

Congress Representative Party Years District home Notes
4th David BardDemocratic-Republican1795 - 1799Alexandria, Pennsylvania
5th
6th Henry WoodsFederalist1799 - 1803Bedford, Pennsylvania
7th
8th William HogeDemocratic-Republican1803 - 1804Washington, PennsylvaniaResigned October 15, 1804
John HogeDemocratic-Republican1804 - 1805Washington, Pennsylvania
9th John HamiltonDemocratic-Republican1805 - 1807Washington, Pennsylvania
10th William HogeDemocratic-Republican1803 - 1804Washington, Pennsylvania
11th Aaron LyleDemocratic-Republican1809 - 1813Moved to 12th district
12th
From 1813-1823 the Pennsylvania 10th was represented by two at-large seats elected on a general ticket.
13th Isaac SmithDemocratic-Republican1813 - 1815
Jared IrwinDemocratic-Republican1813 - 1817
14th
William WilsonDemocratic-Republican1815 - 1819
15th
David ScottDemocratic-Republican1817Resigned before Congress assembled.
John MurrayDemocratic-Republican1817 - 1821
16th
George DenisonDemocratic-Republican1819 - 1823
17th
William Cox EllisDemocratic-Republican1821Resigned before Congress assembled.
Thomas Murray, Jr.Democratic-Republican1821 - 1823
In 1823 the district reverted back to having one seat in the House of Representatives.
18th James S. MitchellDemocratic-Republican1823 - 1827
19th
20th Adam KingJacksonian1827 - 1831York, Pennsylvania
21st
22nd
23rd William ClarkAnti-Masonic1833 - 1837Dauphin, Pennsylvania
24th
25th Luther ReilyDemocrat1837 - 1839Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
26th William SimontonWhig1821 - 1823
27th
28th Richard BrodheadDemocrat1843 - 1849Easton, PennsylvaniaNot a candidate for renomination
29th
30th
31st Milo M. DimmickDemocrat1849 - 1853Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Not a candidate for renomination
32nd
33rd Ner MiddleswarthWhig1853 - 1855
34th John Christian KunkelWhig1855 - 1857Harrisburg, PennsylvaniaSwitched to Republican Party following first term
35th John Christian KunkelRepublican1857 - 1859Harrisburg, PennsylvaniaNot a candidate for renomination
36th John W. KillingerRepublican1821 - 1823Not a candidate for renomination
37th
38th Myer StrouseDemocratic1863 - 1865Pottsville, PennsylvaniaNot a candidate for renomination
39th
40th Henry L. CakeRepublican1867 - 1871Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
41st
42nd John W. KillingerRepublican1871 - 1875Not a candidate for renomination
43rd
44th William MutchlerDemocrat1875 - 1877Easton, PennsylvaniaNot a candidate for renomination
45th Samuel A. BridgesDemocrat1877 - 1879Allentown, PennsylvaniaNot a candidate for renomination
46th Reuben K. BachmanDemocrat1879 - 1881Not a candidate for renomination
47th William MutchlerDemocrat1881 - 1885Easton, PennsylvaniaNot a candidate for renomination
48th
49th William H. SowdenDemocrat1885 - 1889Allentown, PennsylvaniaNot a candidate for renomination
50th
51st Marriott BrosiusRepublican1889 - 1901Lancaster, PennsylvaniaDied in office
52nd
53rd
54th
55th
56th
57th
Henry B. CasselRepublican1901 - 1903Marietta, PennsylvaniaMoved to 9th district
58th George HowellDemocratic1903 - 1904Scranton, PennsylvaniaElection successfully contested by William Connell
William ConnellRepublican1904 - 1905Scranton, Pennsylvania
59th Thomas H. DaleRepublican1905 - 1907Scranton, PennsylvaniaUnsuccessful candidate for reelection
60th Thomas D. NichollsIndependent Democrat1907 - 1911Not a candidate for renomination
61st
62nd John R. FarrRepublican1911 - 1919Scranton, PennsylvaniaSuccessfully contested the election of Patrick McLane
63rd
64th
65th
66th Patrick McLaneDemocratic1919 - 1920Scranton, PennsylvaniaElection successfully contested by John R. Farr
John R. FarrRepublican1920 - 1921Scranton, PennsylvaniaUnsuccessful candidate for renomination
67th Charles R. ConnellRepublican1921 - 1923Scranton, Pennsylvania Died in office
68th William W. GriestRepublican1923 - 1929Died in office
68th
69th
70th
71st
J. Roland KinzerRepublican1929 - 1945Moved to 9th district
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th John W. MurphyDemocratic1945 - 1947Resigned July 17, 1946, to become judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
80th James P. ScoblickRepublican1947 - 1949Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
81th Harry P. O'NeillDemocratic1949 - 1953Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
82nd
83rd Joseph L. CarriggRepublican1953 - 1959Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
84th
85th
86th Stanley A. ProkopDemocratic1959 - 1961Unsuccessful candidate for renomination
87th William ScrantonRepublican1961 - 1963Elected Governor of Pennsylvania in 1963
88th Joseph M. McDadeRepublican1963 - 1999Scranton, then Clarks Summit
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th Don SherwoodRepublican1999 - 2007TunkhannockUnsuccessful candidate for reelection
107th
108th
109th
110th Christopher CarneyDemocratic2007 - presentDimock Township

Notes

1. ^ Congressional Districts by Urban/Rural Population & Land Area (109th Congress). 2000 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 11 January, 2007.
2. ^ Census Data: Pennsylvania, District 10. 2000 United States Census. Washington Post. Retrieved on 11 January, 2007.
3. ^ 2006 Election Results: U.S. House. New York Times. Retrieved on 9 November, 2006.
4. ^ 109th Congressional District Wall Maps. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 11 January, 2007.
5. ^ Pennsylvania 109th Congressional Districts and Counties. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 11 January, 2007.
6. ^ State Races: Pennsylvania. America Votes 2006. CNN.com. Retrieved on 9 November, 2006.


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