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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz (D-Pa.)

(Defeated for other office)

District: 13th District
Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, 2000; Pa. Senate, 1991-2004; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 2014; U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-15
Born: Oct. 3, 1948; Queens, N.Y.
Residence: Jenkintown
Religion: Jewish
Family: Husband, David Schwartz; two children
Education: Simmons College, B.A. 1970; Bryn Mawr College, M.S.W. 1972
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (5th term)
End of Service: Jan. 3, 2015
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Social Security; Tax Policy)

Election History
2012generalAllyson Schwartz (D) 209,90169.1
Joseph Rooney (R) 93,91830.9
2010generalAllyson Schwartz (D) 118,71056.3
Carson Adcock (R) 91,98743.7
2008generalAllyson Schwartz (D) 196,86862.8
Marina Kats (R) 108,27134.5
John McDermott (CNSTP) 8,3742.7
2006generalAllyson Schwartz (D) 147,36866.1
Raj Bhakta (R) 75,49233.9
2004generalAllyson Schwartz (D) 171,76355.8
Melissa Brown (R) 127,20541.3
John McDermott (CNSTP) 5,2911.7
Chuck Moulton (LIBERT) 3,8651.3
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.