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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.)

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 of Representatives, 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 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Biotechnology, Horticulture & Research; Conservation & Forestry - Chairman; Nutrition); Education & the Workforce (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education; Workforce Protections); Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources; Federal Lands)

Election History
2014generalGlenn Thompson (R) 115,01863.6
Kerith Taylor (D) 65,83936.4
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


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 (@congressmanGT)

Rep. Glenn Thompson 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.