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Sestak is no longer in Congress after an unsuccessful Senate bid in 2010.

Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.)

  • District: 7th District, Suburban Philadelphia -- most of Delaware County
  • Residence: Edgmont
  • Born: December 12, 1951; Secane, Pa.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Susan Clark-Sestak; one child
  • Education: U.S. Naval Academy, B.S. 1974 (American political systems); Harvard U., M.P.A. 1980; Harvard U., Ph.D. 1984 (political economy & government)
  • Military Service: Navy 1974-2005
  • Political Highlights: U.S. House, 2007-11; no previous office
  • Elected: Elected: 2006 (2nd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Air & Land Forces; Oversight & Investigations; Seapower & Expeditionary Forces); Education & Labor (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education; Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions); Small Business (Contracting & Technology; Finance & Tax; Regulations & Healthcare)
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State Information: 7th District, Suburban Philadelphia -- most of Delaware County

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Pat Meehan (R) 137,825 54.9%
Bryan Lentz (D) 110,314 44%
Jim Schneller (I) 2,708 1.1%
2008 general Joe Sestak (D) 209,955 59.6%
W. Williams (R) 142,362 40.4%
2006 general Joe Sestak (D) 147,898 56.4%
Curt Weldon (R) 114,426 43.6%
2004 general Curt Weldon (R) 196,556 58.8%
Paul Scoles (D) 134,932 40.3%
David Jahn (LIBERT) 3,039 0.9%
2002 general Curt Weldon (R) 146,296 66.1%
Peter Lennon (D) 75,055 33.9%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 56% John McCain: 43%
2004 John Kerry: 53% George W. Bush: 47%
2000 Al Gore: 50% George W. Bush: 47%

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