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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 120

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Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 120

The 120th Pennsylvania House of Representatives District is located in Luzerne County and includes the following areas:[1]

During the 1990s, the district was predominantly Republican, especially in the towns of Kingston, West Pittston, and Shavertown. In recent years, the district has become increasingly Democratic. 56 percent of voters in the district are registered Democrats. It is a district that was carried by Al Gore in 2000, John Kerry in 2004, and Barack Obama in 2008. Kingston has been mostly Democratic since the late 2000s, West Pittston is now evenly split between the two parties, and Shavertown is only narrowly Republican now. The current state representative for the district, Phyllis Mundy, is a Democrat and she ran for a tenth term in 2008 without a Republican opponent and easily won reelection to an eleventh term in 2010 with 53 percent of the vote. Mundy has served as state representative for the 120th district since January 1991.

The home seat of the district is Kingston, where Mundy grew up and lives, where the district office is located, and where a pluarlity of voters in her district reside. it is the largest municipality in the district.


Representative Party Years District home Note
Prior to 1969, seats were apportioned by county.
Frank J. O'Connell, Jr. Republican 1969 – 1978
Franklin Coslett Republican 1979 – 1986
Scott Dietterick Republican 1987 – 1990
Phyllis Mundy Democrat 1991 – present Kingston Incumbent


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