Jim Gerlach

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Jim Gerlach currently serves the 6th Congressional district of Pennsylvania

Jim Gerlach has been a Repubilican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional district, since 2003. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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ARMPAC recipient

Gerlach received $30,000 in contributions from former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's political action committee ARMPAC. Following DeLay's indictment, opponent Lois Murphy and other Democrats have criticized Gerlach for not returning the contributions or donating them to charity. [1]

F.E.C. penalty for campaign violations

Gerlach’s campaign committee will pay a fine of $120,000 in conjunction with the Federal Election Commission (F.E.C.)'s ruling. Gerlach’s committee over-reported contributions by more than $2 million in some 2004 and 2005 reports. The FEC also said there was reason to believe the committee misreported $9,000 in refunded contributions as unitemized contributions in October 2005 and failed to itemize contributor information in its 2004 end-of-year report after receiving $9,000 from a joint fundraising committee. Gerlach’s 2006 opponent, Lois Murphy (D) filed the complaint.

Bio

Gerlach was born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania on February 25, 1955. He graduated from Dickinson College. Gerlach was elected to the Pennsylvania state house in 1990, where he served until 1995. He was elected to the Pennsylvania state senate in 1994. While in the State Senate, he helped change the state's welfare laws.

Congressional career

Gerlach was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2002, representing Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District, an unusually-shaped district designed for Gerlach to win. He defeated Dan Wofford, 51%-49%.

In 2004, Gerlach won a close re-election against Democrat Lois Murphy, who is challenging Gerlach again in 2006.

2006 elections

In 2006, Democrats nominated Lois Murphy to face Gerlach in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Gerlach once again retained his seat.

References

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Jim Gerlach
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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Jim Gerlach. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
308 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3806
Phone: 202-225-4315
Fax: 202-225-8440
Web Email
Website

District Office- Exton:
111 East Uwchlan Avenue
Exton, PA 19341
Phone: 610-594-1415
Fax: 610-594-1419

District Office- Kutztown:
Borough of Kutztown
Borough Building
45 Railroad Street
Kutztown, PA 19530
Phone:
Fax:

District Office- Trappe:
580 Main Street, Suite 4
Trappe, PA 19426
Phone: 610-409-2780
Fax: 610-409-7988

District Office- Wyomissing:
501 North Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone: 610-376-7630
Fax: 610-376-7633

Articles and resources

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Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
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Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
The Republican Main Street Partnership, Republicans For Environmental Protection
Committees: House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Railroads Pipelines and Hazardous Materials
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 2002
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2003
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Pennsylvania Senate, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, West Brandywine Township Zoning Hearing Board
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 111 East Uwchlan Avenue Exton, PA 19341
Phone: 610-594-1415 / Fax: 610-594-1419
2. Borough of Kutztown Borough Building 45 Railroad Street Kutztown, PA 19530
Phone: / Fax:
3. 580 Main Street, Suite 4 Trappe, PA 19426
Phone: 610-409-2780 / Fax: 610-409-7988
4. 501 North Park Road Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone: 610-376-7630 / Fax: 610-376-7633



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Date of Birth: February 25, 1955