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Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.)

  • District: 16th District, Southeast -- Lancaster, Reading
  • Residence: Kennett Square
  • Born: October 10, 1939; Lexington, Ky.
  • Religion: Protestant
  • Family: Wife, Virginia M. "Ginny" Pitts; three children
  • Education: Asbury College, A.B. 1961 (philosophy & religion); West Chester State College, M.Ed. 1972 (comprehensive sciences)
  • Military Service: Air Force 1963-69
  • Political Highlights: Pa. House, 1973-97; U.S. House, 1997-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1996 (9th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy; Health - Chairman)
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State Information: 16th District, Southeast -- Lancaster, Reading

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Joe Pitts (R) 156,192 54.8%
Aryanna Strader (D) 111,185 39%
John Murphy (I) 12,250 4.3%
James Bednarski (BFC) 5,154 1.8%
2010 general Joe Pitts (R) 134,113 65.4%
Lois Herr (D) 70,994 34.6%
2008 general Joe Pitts (R) 170,329 55.8%
Bruce Slater (D) 120,193 39.4%
John Murphy (I) 11,768 3.9%
Daniel Frank (CNSTP) 2,877 0.9%
2006 general Joe Pitts (R) 115,741 56.6%
Lois Herr (D) 80,915 39.5%
John Murphy (I) 7,958 3.9%
2004 general Joe Pitts (R) 183,620 64.4%
Lois Herr (D) 98,410 34.5%
William Hagen (GREEN) 3,269 1.2%
2002 general Joe Pitts (R) 119,046 88.5%
Will Todd (GREEN) 8,720 6.5%
Kenneth Brenneman (CNSTP) 6,766 5%
2000 general Joe Pitts (R) 162,403 67%
Robert Yorczyk (D) 80,177 33%
1998 general Joseph R. Pitts (R) 95,979 70.5%
Robert S. Yorczyk (D) 40,092 29.5%
1996 general Joseph R. Pitts (R) 124,511 59.4%
James G. Blaine (D) 78,598 37.5%
Robert S. Yorczyk (REF) 6,485 3.1%
write-ins (Write-In) 8  
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 46% Mitt Romney: 53%
2008 Barack Obama: 50% John McCain: 49%

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