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Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.)

District: 6th District
Political Highlights: Republican nominee for Pa. House, 1986; Pa. House, 1991-95; Pa. Senate, 1995-2003; U.S. House of Representatives, 2003-15
Born: Feb. 25, 1955; Ellwood City, Pa.
Residence: West Pikeland Township
Religion: Protestant
Family: Wife, Karen Gerlach; three children, three stepchildren
Education: Dickinson College, B.A. 1977; Dickinson School of Law, J.D. 1980
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Health; Tax Policy)

Election History
2012generalJim Gerlach (R) 191,72557.1
Manan Trivedi (D) 143,80342.9
2010generalJim Gerlach (R) 133,77057.1
Manan Trivedi (D) 100,49342.9
2008generalJim Gerlach (R) 179,42352.1
Bob Roggio (D) 164,95247.9
2006generalJim Gerlach (R) 121,04750.7
Lois Murphy (D) 117,89249.3
2004generalJim Gerlach (R) 160,34851.0
Lois Murphy (D) 153,97749.0
2002generalJim Gerlach (R) 103,64851.4
Dan Wofford (D) 98,12848.6
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