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Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.)

  • District: 2nd District, West Philadelphia; Chestnut Hill
  • Residence: Philadelphia
  • Born: November 21, 1956; Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Wife, Renee Chenault-Fattah; four children
  • Education: Community College of Philadelphia, attended 1976 (political science); U. of Pennsylvania, M.A. 1986 (government administration)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Democratic candidate for Philadelphia City Commission, 1979; Pa. House, 1983-89; Pa. Senate, 1989-95; Consumer Party nominee for U.S. House (special election), 1991; sought Democratic nomination for mayor of Philadelphia, 2007; U.S. House, 1995-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1994 (10th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science - Ranking Member; Energy-Water; Military Construction-VA)
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State Information: 2nd District, West Philadelphia; Chestnut Hill

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Chaka Fattah (D) 318,176 89.3%
Robert Mansfield (R) 33,381 9.4%
James Foster (I) 4,829 1.4%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 90% Mitt Romney: 9%
2008 Barack Obama: 91% John McCain: 9%




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