Aug. 21, 2014

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.)

  • District: 15th District, East central -- Allentown, most of Bethlehem, Hershey
  • Residence: Allentown
  • Born: May 24, 1960; Allentown, Pa.
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Family: Wife, Pamela Dent; three children
  • Education: Pennsylvania State U., B.A. 1982 (foreign service & international politics); Lehigh U., M.P.A. 1993
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Pa. House, 1991-99; Pa. Senate, 1999-2005; U.S. House, 2005-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2004 (5th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Homeland Security; State-Foreign Operations - Vice Chairman; Transportation-HUD); Ethics (Grimm Inquiry)
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State Information: 15th District, East central -- Allentown, most of Bethlehem, Hershey

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Charlie Dent (R) 168,960 56.8%
Rick Daugherty (D) 128,764 43.2%
2010 general Charlie Dent (R) 109,534 53.5%
John Callahan (D) 79,766 39%
Jake Towne (I) 15,248 7.4%
2008 general Charlie Dent (R) 181,433 58.6%
Sam Bennett (D) 128,333 41.4%
2006 general Charlie Dent (R) 106,153 53.6%
Charles Dertinger (D) 86,186 43.5%
Greta Browne (GREEN) 5,802 2.9%
2004 general Charlie Dent (R) 170,634 58.6%
Joe Driscoll (D) 114,646 39.4%
Richard Piotrowski (LIBERT) 3,660 1.3%
Greta Browne (GREEN) 2,194 0.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 48% Mitt Romney: 51%
2008 Barack Obama: 52% John McCain: 47%