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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Tim Holden (D-Pa.)

District: 17th District
Political Highlights: Schuylkill County sheriff, 1985-93
Born: March 5, 1957; St. Clair, Pa.
Residence: St. Clair
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Gwen Holden
Education: U. of Richmond, attended 1976-77; Bloomsburg U., B.A. 1980
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (10th term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Conservation & Forestry - Ranking Member; Livestock & Foreign Agriculture); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit)

Election History
2010generalTim Holden (D) 118,48655.5
Dave Argall (R) 95,00044.5
2008generalTim Holden (D) 192,69963.7
Toni Gilhooley (R) 109,90936.3
2006generalTim Holden (D) 137,25364.5
Matthew Wertz (R) 75,45535.5
2004generalTim Holden (D) 172,41259.1
Scott Paterno (R) 113,59238.9
Russ Diamond (LIBERT) 5,7822.0
2002generalTim Holden (D) 103,48351.4
George Gekas (R) 97,80248.6
2000generalTim Holden (D) 140,08466.3
Thomas Kopel (R) 71,22733.7
1998generalTim Holden (D) 85,37461.0
John Meckley (R) 54,57939.0
1996generalTim Holden (D) 115,19358.6
Christian Leinbach (R) 80,06140.7
Thomas List (NL) 1,4750.7
1994generalTim Holden (D) 90,02356.7
Fred Levering (R) 68,61043.3
1992generalTim Holden (D) 108,31252.1
John Jones (R) 99,69447.9
Roll Call Vitals


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

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.