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Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.)

District: 17th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 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 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources; Federal Lands); Oversight & Government Reform (Health Care, Benefits & Administrative Rules - Ranking Member; Interior)

Election History
2014generalMatt Cartwright (D) 93,68056.8
David Moylan (R) 71,37143.2
2012generalMatt Cartwright (D) 161,39360.3
Laureen Cummings (R) 106,20839.7
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 (@RepCartwright)

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

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) 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.