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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Mark Critz (D-Pa.)

District: 12th District
Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for Johnstown City Council, 1997; U.S. House, 2010-13
Born: Jan. 5, 1962; Irwin, Pa.
Residence: Johnstown
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Nancy Critz; two children
Education: Indiana U. of Pennsylvania, B.S. 1987
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st full term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Oversight & Investigations; Seapower & Projection Forces; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Small Business (Agriculture, Energy & Trade - Ranking Member; Contracting & Workforce)

Election History
2012generalKeith Rothfus (R) 175,35251.7
Mark Critz (D) 163,58948.3
2010generalMark Critz (D) 94,05650.8
Tim Burns (R) 91,17049.2
2010specialMark Critz (D) 72,21852.6
Tim Burns (R) 61,72245.0
Demo Agoris (LIBERT) 3,2492.4
Roll Call Vitals


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

Rep. Mark Critz 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.