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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.)

(will retire at end of term)


Biography
District: 6th District
Political Highlights: Republican nominee for Pa. House, 1986; Pa. House, 1991-95; Pa. Senate, 1995-2003; U.S. House, 2003-present
Born: Feb. 25, 1955; Ellwood City, Pa.
Residence: West Pikeland Township
Religion: Protestant
Family: Wife, Karen Gerlach; three children, three stepchildren
Education: Dickinson College, B.A. 1977; Dickinson School of Law, J.D. 1980
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Health; Select Revenue Measures)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalJim Gerlach (R) 191,72557.1
Manan Trivedi (D) 143,80342.9
2010generalJim Gerlach (R) 133,77057.1
Manan Trivedi (D) 100,49342.9
2008generalJim Gerlach (R) 179,42352.1
Bob Roggio (D) 164,95247.9
2006generalJim Gerlach (R) 121,04750.7
Lois Murphy (D) 117,89249.3
2004generalJim Gerlach (R) 160,34851.0
Lois Murphy (D) 153,97749.0
2002generalJim Gerlach (R) 103,64851.4
Dan Wofford (D) 98,12848.6
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: PA-06)
 
Leans Republican


See Also:

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151st

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle (D) is 72nd.

10th

Pennsylvania is 10th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

8,331

Twitter Followers (@JimGerlach)

Rep. Jim Gerlach has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.