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Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.)

  • District: 6th District, East central -- northern Chester County, Lebanon
  • Residence: West Pikeland Township
  • Born: February 25, 1955; Ellwood City, Pa.
  • Religion: Protestant
  • Family: Wife, Karen Gerlach; three children, three stepchildren
  • Education: Dickinson College, B.A. 1977 (political science); Dickinson School of Law, J.D. 1980
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Republican nominee for Pa. House, 1986; Pa. House, 1991-95; Pa. Senate, 1995-2003; U.S. House, 2003-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2002 (6th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Health; Select Revenue Measures)
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State Information: 6th District, East central -- northern Chester County, Lebanon

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Jim Gerlach (R) 191,725 57.1%
Manan Trivedi (D) 143,803 42.9%
2010 general Jim Gerlach (R) 133,770 57.1%
Manan Trivedi (D) 100,493 42.9%
2008 general Jim Gerlach (R) 179,423 52.1%
Bob Roggio (D) 164,952 47.9%
2006 general Jim Gerlach (R) 121,047 50.7%
Lois Murphy (D) 117,892 49.3%
2004 general Jim Gerlach (R) 160,348 51%
Lois Murphy (D) 153,977 49%
2002 general Jim Gerlach (R) 103,648 51.4%
Dan Wofford (D) 98,128 48.6%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 48% Mitt Romney: 51%
2008 Barack Obama: 53% John McCain: 46%

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