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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%
2010 general Chaka Fattah (D) 182,800 89.3%
Rick Hellberg (R) 21,907 10.7%
2008 general Chaka Fattah (D) 276,870 88.9%
Adam Lang (R) 34,466 11.1%
2006 general Chaka Fattah (D) 165,867 88.6%
Michael Gessner (R) 17,291 9.2%
David Baker (GREEN) 4,125 2.2%
2004 general Chaka Fattah (D) 253,226 88%
Stewart Bolno (R) 34,411 12%
2002 general Chaka Fattah (D) 150,623 87.8%
Thomas Dougherty (R) 20,988 12.2%
2000 general Chaka Fattah (D) 180,021 98%
Ken Krawchuk (LIBERT) 3,673 2%
1998 general Chaka Fattah (D) 102,763 86.5%
Anne Marie Mulligan (R) 16,001 13.5%
1996 general Chaka Fattah (D) 168,887 88%
Larry G. Murphy (R) 23,047 12%
write-ins (Write-In) 3  
1994 general Chaka Fattah (D) 120,553 85.9%
Lawrence R. Watson (R) 19,824 14.1%
1991 special Lucien Blackwell (D) 51,820 39.2%
Chaka Fattah (CON) 37,068 28%
John F. White (I) 36,469 27.6%
Nadine G. Smith-Bulford (R) 6,928 5.2%
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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