Jim Gerlach

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Jim Gerlach (1955-) is a member of the United States House of Representatives (Republican) representing the 6th Congressional District of Pennsylvania since 2002. Previously, he spent 12 years in the state legislature.

He had considered a run for Governor of Pennyslvania, but is supporting state attorney general Tom Corbett. The incumbent Democratic governor is prevented, by term limits from running again.[1]

Committee assignments

Congressional caucuses


Voting ratings

Organization Rating Date
American Civil Liberties Union
American Conservative Union
Americans for Democratic Action
Cato Institute
Christian Coalition
Human Rights Campaign
League of Conservation Voters
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Rifle Association
National Right to Life Committee
National Taxpayers Union
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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2008 Election

The 6th district supported Barack Obama with a 68% vote. [1]

Candidate Party Vote total Percentage
Jim Gerlach Republican 179,423 52.10%
Bob Roggio Democrat 164,952 47.90%

Source: Federal Election Results - final official tally

2010 Elections

  • Primary election: May 18

Democrats Doug Pike, a former editorial writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and physician Manan Trivedi, have announced they will run.


  • 1.0 1.1 Kyle Trygstad and Mike Memoli (31 March 2010), "2010: Why Pennsylvania Is The Most Competitive State", Real Clear Politics