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Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

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Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district
Pennsylvania Congressional District 11.png
Boundaries beginning January 2019
U.S. Representative
  Lloyd Smucker
RWest Lampeter Township
Cook PVIR+14[1]

Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district is located in the southeast-central part of the state. It includes Lancaster County and portions of York County south and east of but not including York. Republican Lloyd Smucker represents the district.

Prior to 2018, the 11th district was located in the east-central part of the state. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania redrew the district in February 2018 after ruling the previous map unconstitutional, centering it around Pottsville and renumbering it as the ninth district. The new 11th district is essentially the successor to the old 16th District, with representation per the elections of 2018 onward.[2]

Republican Lou Barletta represented the 11th district within its former boundaries from 2011 to 2019, the first Republican to do so in almost 30 years.

Recent election results in statewide elections

Year Office Results
2000 President Gore 54 – 43%
2004 President Kerry 53 – 47%
2008 President Obama 57 – 42%
2012 President Romney 54 – 45%
2016 President Trump 60 – 36%

[citation needed]

District boundaries 2003–2019

From 2003 to 2013 the district included Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and most of the Poconos. With a strong base in areas of industry and ethnic groups, it was once considered a very safe Democratic seat but has become more competitive in recent years. Former longtime Democratic incumbent Paul Kanjorski faced his closest contest ever in 2008, narrowly defeating Lou Barletta, the Republican mayor of Hazleton, 138,849 to 129,358.[3] In 2010, Kanjorski fell victim to a GOP and anti-incumbent wave and was unseated by Barletta in a 45%–55% vote.[4]

The district was substantially redrawn by the state legislature in the course of the 2012 redistricting after the 2010 census, significantly altering the 11th. It lost Scranton and Wilkes-Barre to the 17th district. To make up for the loss in population, the 11th was pushed into more rural and Republican-leaning territory to the north and south. It then stretched from the Poconos all the way to the suburbs of Harrisburg.

List of members representing the district

1795–1823: One seat

District created in 1795.

Cong
ress
Representative Party Years Electoral history
4th
5th
William Findley.jpg

William Findley
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1799
Redistricted from the at-large district and re-elected in 1794.
Re-elected in 1796.
Retired.
6th
7th
John Smilie Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1803
Elected in 1798.
Re-elected in 1800.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
8th
9th
John Baptiste Charles Lucas from Centennial History of Oregon.png

John B. C. Lucas
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
??, 1805
Elected in 1802.
Re-elected in 1804.
Resigned before Congress began to become U.S. District Judge.
9th Vacant ??, 1805 –
December 2, 1805
9th
10th
11th
Samuel Smith Democratic-Republican December 2, 1805 –
March 3, 1811
Elected October 8, 1805 to finish Lucas's term and seated December 2, 1805.
Re-elected in 1806.
Re-elected in 1808.
Lost re-election.
12th
AbnerLacock.jpg

Abner Lacock
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1811 –
March 3, 1813
Elected in 1810.
Redistricted to the 15th district and re-elected in 1812 but resigned before term started because he was elected U.S. Senator.
13th
14th
William Findley.jpg

William Findley
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Redistricted from the 8th district and Re-elected in 1812.
Re-elected in 1814.
Retired.
15th
16th
David Marchand Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
Elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Retired.
17th George Plumer Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the 17th district.

1823–1833: Two seats

Cong
ress
Years Seat A Seat B
Representative Party Electoral history Representative Party Electoral history
18th March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
James Wilson Jackson Democratic-Republican Elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Re-elected in 1826.
Lost re-election.
John Findlay Jackson Democratic-Republican Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1822.
Re-elected in 1824.
Retired.
19th March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
Jacksonian Jacksonian
20th March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1829
William Ramsey Jacksonian Elected in 1826.
Re-elected in 1828.
Re-elected in 1830.
Died.
21st March 4, 1829 –
March 3, 1831
Thomas H. Crawford Jacksonian Elected in 1828.
Re-elected in 1830.
Redistricted to the 12th district and lost re-election.
22nd March 4, 1831 –
September 29, 1831
September 29, 1831 –
November 22, 1831
Vacant
November 22, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
Robert McCoy Jacksonian Elected in 1831 to finish Ransey's term.
[Data unknown/missing.]

1833–present: One seat

Representative Party Years Electoral history
Charles A. Barnitz Anti-Masonic March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Elected in 1832.
Lost re-election.
Henry Logan Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Elected in 1834.
Re-elected in 1836.
Retired.
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
James Gerry Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
Elected in 1838.
Re-elected in 1840.
Retired.
Benjamin A. Bidlack Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Redistricted from the 15th district and re-elected in 1842.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Owen D. Leib Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1847
Elected in 1844.
Lost re-election.
Chester P. Butler Whig March 4, 1847 –
October 5, 1850
Elected in 1846.
Re-elected in 1848.
Died.
Vacant October 5, 1850 –
January 13, 1851
John Brisbin Democratic January 13, 1851 –
March 3, 1851
Elected to finish Butler's term.
Retired.
Henry M. Fuller Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
Elected in 1850.
Lost renomination.
Christian M. Straub Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Elected in 1852.
Retired.
James Hepburn Campbell - Brady-Handy.jpg

James H. Campbell
Opposition March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
Elected in 1854.
Lost re-election.
William L. Dewart Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1859
Elected in 1856.
Lost re-election.
James Hepburn Campbell - Brady-Handy.jpg

James H. Campbell
Republican March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1863
Elected in 1858.
Re-elected in 1860.
Retired.
Philip Johnson congressman.jpg

Philip Johnson
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
January 29, 1867
Redistricted from the 13th district and re-elected in 1862.
Re-elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866 but died before the next term began.
Died.
Vacant January 29, 1867 –
March 3, 1867
Daniel Myers Van Auken - Brady-Handy.jpg

Daniel M. Van Auken
Democratic March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
Elected in 1867 to finish Johnson's term.[citation needed]
Re-elected in 1868.
Retired.
John B. Storm Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1875
Elected in 1870.
Re-elected in 1872
Retired.
Francis D. Collins Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
Elected in 1874.
Re-elected in 1876.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Robert Klotz - Brady-Handy.jpg

Robert Klotz
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
Elected in 1878
Re-elected in 1880.
[Data unknown/missing.]
John B. Storm Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
Elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Retired.
Charles R. Buckalew - Brady-Handy.jpg

Charles R. Buckalew
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Elected in 1886.
Redistricted to the 17th district.
Joseph A. Scranton (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg

Joseph A. Scranton
Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
Elected in 1888.
Lost re-election.
Lemuel Amerman Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Elected in 1890.
Lost re-election.
Joseph A. Scranton (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg

Joseph A. Scranton
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
Elected in 1892.
Elected in 1894.
Retired.
William Connell (Pennsylvania politician).jpg

William Connell
Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
Elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
Henry W. Palmer.jpg

Henry W. Palmer
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
Redistricted from the 12th district and re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
[Data unknown/missing.]
John T. Lenahan Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1909
Elected in 1906.
Retired.
Henry W. Palmer.jpg

Henry W. Palmer
Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1911
Elected in 1908.
[Data unknown/missing.]
CharlesCalvinBowman.jpg

Charles C. Bowman
Republican March 4, 1911 –
December 12, 1912
Elected in 1910.
Election contested[citation needed] and seat declared vacant.[5]
Lost re-election.
Vacant December 12, 1912 –
March 3, 1913
JohnJosephCasey.jpg

John J. Casey
Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1917
Elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Lost re-election.
Thomas W. Templeton Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
Elected in 1916.
Retired.
JohnJosephCasey.jpg

John J. Casey
Democratic March 4, 1919 –
March 3, 1921
Elected in 1918.
Lost re-election.
ClarenceDennisCoughlin.jpg

Clarence D. Coughlin
Republican March 3, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
Elected in 1920.
Lost re-election.
Laurence H. Watres Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1931
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Retired.
PatrickJBoland.jpg

Patrick J. Boland
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
May 18, 1942
Elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Died.
Vacant May 18, 1942 –
November 3, 1942
Veronica Grace Boland.jpg

Veronica Grace Boland
Democratic November 3, 1942 –
January 3, 1943
Elected to finish her husband's term.[a]
Retired.
John W. Murphy Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Elected in 1942.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
Dan Flood.jpg

Dan Flood
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Elected in 1944.
Lost re-election.
Mitchell Jenkins Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
Elected in 1946.
Retired.
Dan Flood.jpg
Dan Flood
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
Elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Lost re-election.
Edward Bonin (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg

Edward Bonin
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1955
Elected in 1952.
Lost re-election.
Dan Flood.jpg
Dan Flood
Democratic January 3, 1955 –
January 31, 1980
Elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Resigned due to allegations of bribery.
Vacant January 31, 1980 –
April 9, 1980
Ray Musto circa 1980.jpg

Ray Musto
Democratic April 9, 1980 –
January 3, 1981
Elected to finish Flood's term.
Lost re-election.
James Nelligan.png

James Nelligan
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
Elected in 1980.
Lost re-election.
Frank G. Harrison.jpg

Frank Harrison
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1985
Elected in 1982
Lost renomination.
Rep. Paul Kanjorski.jpg

Paul Kanjorski
Democratic January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 2011
Elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Lost re-election.
Lou Barletta, Official Portrait, 112th Congress (2).JPG

Lou Barletta
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2019
Elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Redistricted to the 9th district and retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Lloyd Smucker official congressional photo.jpg

Lloyd Smucker
Republican January 3, 2019 –
Present
Redistricted from the 16th district and re-elected in 2018.

Historical district boundaries

See also

References

  1. ^ "New Pennsylvania Map Is a Major Boost for Democrats". The Cook Political Report. February 20, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Cohn, Nate; Bloch, Matthew; Quealy, Kevin (February 19, 2018). "The New Pennsylvania House Districts Are In. We Review the Mapmakers' Choices". The Upshot. The New York Times. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  3. ^ http://scrantontimes.com/articles/2008/11/05/news/sc_times_trib.20081105.a.pg3.tt05congress11_s1.2062365_top3.txt
  4. ^ http://www.wnep.com/news/electionresults/
  5. ^ United States Congress. "Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district (id: B000703)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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