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  Hoeffel, Joe
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2009-01-01  
 
NameJoe Hoeffel
Address1908 Lycoming Avenue
Abington, Pennsylvania 19001-1106, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born September 03, 1950 (67 years)
ContributorScott³
Last ModifedBarack O-blame-a
Jul 18, 2012 09:46pm
Tags Caucasian - Very Liberal - Anti-Tort Reform - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Married - Straight -
InfoJoe Hoeffel is proud of his thirty-year record of progressive politics, effective and pragmatic leadership, and fiscal responsibility on behalf of his constituents, having represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a State Representative, a U.S. Congressman, and a Montgomery County Commissioner.

Joe is a lifelong resident of Abington, Pennsylvania in Montgomery County. Growing up, his parents instilled in him the values of personal integrity and social responsibility. Joe graduated from Boston University and served as an US Army Reservist during and after college.

At the age of 26, Joe was elected to the Pennsylvania State House, becoming the first Democrat to represent the Abington area in 60 years, and soon after married Francesca, his wife of now 32 years,. Joe served four terms in the State House from 1977 to 1984. He worked on budget and government reform, mass transit, economic development, and programs for seniors. The first bill Joe passed in the state House in 1978 was a campaign reform proposal improving financial disclosure. Joe supported women’s reproductive freedoms and opposed the 1981 Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act.

After the birth of his children, Mary, now 29, and Jake, now 27, Joe returned to the private sector and earned his law degree at Temple University in 1986. While his children were young, Joe practiced law in Montgomery County, enjoying assistant-coaching his son’s baseball team and cheering on his daughter. Joe’s wife, Francesca, a registered nurse with a Master’s degree in public health nursing, began at this time her career as a school nurse in Philadelphia public schools, a position she has held now for 23 years.

In 1991, Joe was elected to the first of two terms as Montgomery County Commissioner, serving through 1998, and where he fought for open space preservation, community revitalization and reforms of patronage and pay-to-play abuses in the courthouse. In 1996, Joe ran for the U.S. House of Representatives, challenging a freshman incumbent, and lost by just 84 votes.

In 1998 Joe was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he served three terms, from 1999 to 2004, representing Pennsylvania’s 13th District. He earned a reputation as a hardworking moderate legislator, a deficit hawk on the budget and a strong advocate of expanded healthcare coverage. Joe was a member of House Committees on International Relations, Budget, Science, and Transportation and Infrastructure.

As a Congressman, Joe introduced legislation to eliminate wasteful corporate welfare, to reform federal support for public schools, to establish a patients' bill of rights, and to reform the Medicare prescription drug plan for seniors. In 2004, Joe founded "Iraq Watch" and made 30 speeches on the floor of the House urging changes in our military and foreign policies in Iraq.

In 2008 Joe was elected once again to serve as a Montgomery County Commissioner, where as Vice Chairman of the Board he works hard to promote economic opportunity, improve the county government, protect the environment and expand health care.

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 27, 2010 11:55pm News Hoeffel says he won't run for statewide office again  Article Scott³ 
Jul 12, 2006 09:20pm News Hoeffel denies that Pa. post is a quid pro quo  Article Scott³ 
Jul 12, 2006 09:00pm News GOP says Hoeffel hiring is Rendell payback  Article Scott³ 
Jan 10, 2004 12:00am News Packers Won't Credit Hoeffel's Grandpa As First Coach  Article Thibo 

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  05/15/2018 PA District 04 - D Primary Lost 10.96% (-61.60%)
  05/18/2010 PA Governor - D Primary Lost 12.72% (-32.36%)
  11/06/2007 Montgomery County Board of Commissioners Won 25.05% (-1.92%)
  05/15/2007 Montgomery County Board of Commissioners - D Primary Won 54.43% (+9.09%)
  11/02/2004 PA US Senate Lost 41.99% (-10.63%)
  04/27/2004 PA US Senate - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 PA District 13 Won 50.95% (+3.61%)
  11/07/2000 PA District 13 Won 52.76% (+7.06%)
  11/03/1998 PA District 13 Won 51.55% (+4.98%)
  11/05/1996 PA District 13 Lost 48.87% (-0.03%)
  04/23/1996 PA District 13 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1986 PA District 13 Lost 41.48% (-17.04%)
  05/20/1986 PA District 13 - D Primary Won 87.21% (+74.41%)
  11/06/1984 PA District 13 Lost 43.89% (-12.23%)
  04/10/1984 PA District 13 - D Primary Won 72.27% (+44.54%)
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PA District 08 - D Primary - Apr 26, 2016 D Steven J. "Steve" Santarsiero
PA US Senate - D Primary - May 18, 2010 D Joseph A. Sestak
PA State Senate 17 - D Primary - Apr 22, 2008 D Daylin B. Leach
PA US President - D Primary - Apr 22, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
PA - District 06 - D Primary - May 16, 2006 D Lois Murphy
PA US President - Nov 02, 2004 D John Kerry
PA US President - D Primary - Apr 27, 2004 D Richard "Dick" Gephardt