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Rep. Peter J. Visclosky (D-Ind.)

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 1985-present
Born: Aug. 13, 1949; Gary, Ind.
Residence: Merrillville
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Joanne Royce; two children
Education: Indiana U., Northwest, B.S. 1970; U. of Notre Dame, J.D. 1973; Georgetown U., LL.M. 1982
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1984 (16th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense - Ranking Member; Energy-Water)

Election History
2014generalPeter Visclosky (D) 86,57960.8
Mark Leyva (R) 51,00035.8
Donna Dunn (LIBERT) 4,7143.3
2012generalPeter Visclosky (D) 187,74367.3
Joel Phelps (R) 91,29132.7
2010generalPeter Visclosky (D) 99,38758.6
Mark Leyva (R) 65,55838.6
Jon Morris (LIBERT) 4,7622.8
2008generalPeter Visclosky (D) 199,95470.9
Mark Leyva (R) 76,64727.2
Jeff Duensing (LIBERT) 5,4211.9
2006generalPeter Visclosky (D) 104,19569.7
Mark Leyva (R) 40,14626.8
Charles Barman (I) 5,2663.5
2004generalPeter Visclosky (D) 178,40668.3
Mark Leyva (R) 82,85831.7
2002generalPeter Visclosky (D) 90,44366.9
Mark Leyva (R) 41,90931.0
Timothy Brennan (LIBERT) 2,7592.0
2000generalPeter Visclosky (D) 148,68371.6
Jack Reynolds (R) 56,20027.1
Christopher Nelson (LIBERT) 2,9071.4
1998generalPeter Visclosky (D) 92,63472.5
Michael Petyo (R) 33,50326.2
Michael Crass (LIBERT) 1,6171.3
1996generalPeter Visclosky (D) 133,55369.2
Michael Petyo (R) 56,41829.2
Michael Crass (LIBERT) 3,1421.6
1994generalPeter Visclosky (D) 68,61256.5
John Larson (R) 52,92043.5
1992generalPeter Visclosky (D) 147,05469.4
David Vucich (R) 64,77030.6
1990generalPeter Visclosky (D) 68,92066.0
William Costas (R) 35,45034.0
1988generalPeter Visclosky (D) 138,25177.1
Owen Crumpacker (R) 41,07622.9
1986generalPeter Visclosky (D) 86,98373.4
William Costas (R) 30,39525.7
James Willis (LIBERT) 6600.6
1984generalPeter Visclosky (D) 147,03570.7
Joseph Grenchik (R) 59,98628.8
James Willis (LIBERT) 9430.5
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Indiana Rep. André Carson (D) is 224th.


Indiana is 42nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@repvisclosky)

Rep. Peter J. Visclosky has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

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.