Information On Reapportionment And Contacting Your Representative In Congress

November 29, 2012


As many of you know, the Constitution of Pennsylvania requires that legislative districts for the U.S. House of Representatives be redrawn each decade following the federal census. This process is mandated by the Pennsylvania Constitution so that each citizen's vote ultimately carries the same weight in the ballot box.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania General Assembly approved the Final Reapportionment Plan which has been signed into law by Governor Tom Corbett. With national population increases and population changes here in the Commonwealth, the boundaries of Pennsylvania’s 5th District have been altered. On November 5, 2012, Pennsylvania residents elected representatives to the U.S. House of Representatives for the current term, the 113th Congress, based on the newly reapportioned boundaries.

If you are trying to confirm who your elected official is in the U.S. House of Representatives, please click here. If you have additional questions on issues related to reapportionment, please don’t hesitate to contact my office at (202)-225-5121.

Click here to learn more about the 5th District of Pennsylvania.