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Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.)

  • District: 17th District, East central - Scranton, Wilkes-Barre
  • Residence: Moosic
  • Born: May 1, 1961; Erie, Pa.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Marion Munley Cartwright; two children
  • Education: Hamilton College, A.B. 1983 (history); Temple U. School of Law, attended 1983-84; U. of Pennsylvania, J.D. 1986
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. House, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Laureen Cummings, R, to succeed Rep. Tim Holden, D, who was defeated in a primary
  • Committee Assignments: Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources; Public Lands and Environmental Regulation); Oversight & Government Reform (Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs - Ranking Member; Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements)

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State Information: 17th District, East central - Scranton, Wilkes-Barre

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Matt Cartwright (D) 161,393 60.3%
Laureen Cummings (R) 106,208 39.7%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 55% Mitt Romney: 43%
2008 Barack Obama: 57% John McCain: 42%

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