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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.)

District: 15th District
Political Highlights: Pa. House, 1991-99; Pa. Senate, 1999-2005; U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-present
Born: May 24, 1960; Allentown, Pa.
Residence: Allentown
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Pamela Dent; three children
Education: Pennsylvania State U., B.A. 1982; Lehigh U., M.P.A. 1993
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Labor-HHS-Education; Military Construction-VA - Chairman; State-Foreign Operations); Ethics

Election History
2014generalCharlie Dent (R) 128,285100.0
2012generalCharlie Dent (R) 168,96056.8
Rick Daugherty (D) 128,76443.2
2010generalCharlie Dent (R) 109,53453.5
John Callahan (D) 79,76639.0
Jake Towne (I) 15,2487.5
2008generalCharlie Dent (R) 181,43358.6
Sam Bennett (D) 128,33341.4
2006generalCharlie Dent (R) 106,15353.6
Charles Dertinger (D) 86,18643.5
Greta Browne (GREEN) 5,8022.9
2004generalCharlie Dent (R) 170,63458.6
Joe Driscoll (D) 114,64639.4
Richard Piotrowski (LIBERT) 3,6601.3
Greta Browne (GREEN) 2,1940.8
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

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


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


Twitter Followers (@repcharliedent)


Rep. Charlie Dent has the 63rd most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

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.