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Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.)


Biography
District: 17th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House, 2013-present
Born: May 1, 1961; Erie, Pa.
Residence: Moosic
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Marion Munley Cartwright; two children
Education: Hamilton College, A.B. 1983; Temple U. School of Law, attended 1983-84; U. of Pennsylvania, J.D. 1986
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources; Public Lands and Environmental Regulation); Oversight & Government Reform (Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs - Ranking Member; Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalMatt Cartwright (D) 161,39360.3
Laureen Cummings (R) 106,20839.7
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: PA-17)
 
Safe Democrat


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

365th

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.

3,162

Twitter Followers (@RepCartwright)

Rep. Matt Cartwright has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

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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.