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# How many state legislators are there in PA?

## How many state legislators are there in PA?

Pennsylvania General Assembly
Length of term Senate: 4 years House: 2 years
Salary \$88,610/year + per diem
Senators 50
State Representatives 203

How many state senators and representatives does PA have?

Pat Toomey (Republican Party)
Bob Casey Jr. (Democratic Party)
Pennsylvania/Senators

What is the legislative branch in PA?

The Pennsylvania General Assembly is the bicameral state legislature composed of 253 members: the House of Representatives with 203 members, and the Senate with 50 members. The Speaker of the House of Representatives or their designated speaker pro tempore holds sessions of the House.

### How many representatives are there per population?

The U.S. Constitution called for at least one Representative per state and that no more than one for every 30,000 persons.

How is the number of representatives in the House determined?

“Apportionment” is the process of dividing the 435 memberships, or seats, in the House of Representatives among the 50 states. The Census Bureau conducts the census at 10-year intervals. At the conclusion of each census, the results are used to calculate the number of House memberships to which each state is entitled.

Why do we have 435 representatives?

Because the House wanted a manageable number of members, Congress twice set the size of the House at 435 voting members. The first law to do so was passed on August 8, 1911. President William H. Taft signed legislation increasing the membership of the House from 391 to 433.

## Why are there 435 members of the House of Representatives?

The law also designated the increase in the ratio of Representatives to the population. Because the House wanted a manageable number of members, Congress twice set the size of the House at 435 voting members. The first law to do so was passed on August 8, 1911.

How many PA Senators are there?

Who are the House of Representatives in PA?

Current members

• 1st district: Brian Fitzpatrick (R) (since 2017)
• 2nd district: Brendan Boyle (D) (since 2015)
• 3rd district: Dwight Evans (D) (since 2016)
• 4th district: Madeleine Dean (D) (since 2019)
• 5th district: Mary Gay Scanlon (D) (since 2018)
• 6th district: Chrissy Houlahan (D) (since 2019)