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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Todd R. Platts (R-Pa.)

District: 19th District
Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for York County Commission, 1995; Pa. House, 1993-00
Born: March 5, 1962; York, Pa.
Residence: York
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Leslie Platts; two children
Education: Shippensburg U., B.S. 1984; Pepperdine U., J.D. 1991
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2000 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Seapower & Projection Forces; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Education & the Workforce (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education; Higher Education & Workforce Training); Oversight & Government Reform (Government Operations - Chairman; National Security)

Election History
2010generalTodd Platts (R) 165,21971.9
Ryan Sanders (D) 53,54923.3
Joshua Monighan (I) 10,9884.8
2008generalTodd Platts (R) 218,86266.6
Philip Avillo (D) 109,53333.4
2006generalTodd Platts (R) 142,51264.0
Philip Avillo (D) 74,62533.5
Derf Maitland (GREEN) 5,6402.5
2004generalTodd Platts (R) 224,27491.5
Charles Steel (GREEN) 8,8903.6
Michael Paoletta (LIBERT) 8,4563.5
Lester Searer (CNSTP) 3,4741.4
2002generalTodd Platts (R) 143,09791.1
Ben Price (GREEN) 7,9005.0
Michael Paoletta (LIBERT) 6,0083.8
2000generalTodd Platts (R) 168,72272.6
Jeff Sanders (D) 61,53826.5
Michael Paoletta (CNSTP) 2,2341.0
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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.