Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.)


Biography
District: 5th District
Political Highlights: Bald Eagle Area School Board, 1990-95; Republican nominee for Pa. House, 1998; Republican nominee for Pa. House, 2000; Centre County Republican Party chairman, 2002-08; U.S. House, 2009-present
Born: July 27, 1959; Bellefonte, Pa.
Residence: Howard Township
Religion: Protestant
Family: Wife, Penny Ammerman-Thompson; three children
Education: Pennsylvania State U., B.S. 1981; Temple U., M.Ed. 1998
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Conservation, Energy & Forestry - Chairman; Livestock, Rural Development & Credit); Education & the Workforce (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education; Higher Education & Workforce Training); Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources; Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans & Insular Affairs)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalGlenn Thompson (R) 177,74062.9
Charles Dumas (D) 104,72537.1
2010generalGlenn Thompson (R) 127,42768.7
Michael Pipe (D) 52,37528.2
Vernon Etzel (LIBERT) 5,7103.1
2008generalGlenn Thompson (R) 155,51356.7
Mark McCracken (D) 112,50941.0
James Fryman (LIBERT) 6,1552.2
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: PA-05)
 
Safe Republican


See Also:

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257th

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.

9,218

Twitter Followers (@congressmanGT)

Rep. Glenn Thompson has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) 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.