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Brian Fitzpatrick

[Congressional biography]

Born: December 17, 1973 in Philadelphia, PA

Education:

  • Bishop Egan High School (Fairless Hills, PA), 1992
  • LaSalle University, B.A., 1996
  • Penn State University, M.B.A., 2001, J.D., 2001

Career:

  • Accountant
  • Lawyer
  • Law clerk, 2001-2002
  • FBI special agent
  • Asst. U.S. Attorney for Eastern PA



Election Results for Brian Fitzpatrick


Click on the Year to see the results of that election.

YearAgeStatePartyOfficeDistrictStagePosVotes%
2016 42 PA R U.S. House District 08 Primary 1 74,150 78.4%
2016 42 PA R U.S. House District 08 General 1 207,263 54.4%
2018 44 PA R U.S. House District 01 Primary 1 31,394 67.0%
2018 44 PA R U.S. House District 01 General 1 169,053 51.3%
2020 46 PA R U.S. House District 01 Primary 1 48,017 63.3%
2020 46 PA R U.S. House District 01 General 1 249,804 56.6%
2022 48 PA R U.S. House District 01 Primary 1 60,502 65.6%
2022 48 PA R U.S. House District 01 General 1 201,571 54.9%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this election.




Ideology Data for Brian Fitzpatrick


Click on the number in the 'Conserv.' column to see all of the key votes for that year.

YearAgeBodyConservative
Coalition
Party UnityPresidential
Support
Vote %LiberalConserv.
P
2017 43 House 78 22 R 83 17 99 20 44
2018 44 House 77 22 R 93 7 99 25 24
2019 45 House 52 48 R 46 54 100 60 41
2020 46 House 55 40 R 44 50 96 63 22
2021 47 House 65 34 D 67 33 99 30 33
2022 48 House 55 45 D 73 27 100 24
2023 49 House 47 53 D 100 36
Lifetime conservative rating:   33%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this row.



Conservative Coalition: According to the publication "Congressional Quarterly" (CQ), this is an alliance of Republicans and Southern Democrats (from back when Southern Democrats tended to be conservative or at least moderate) against Northern Democrats in Congress.

This concept had significant meaning perhaps through the 1980's. These statistics stopped being computed after 2000 because conservative Democrats no longer existed except in very rare cases. The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the coalition; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the coalition. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Party Unity: According to CQ, a Party Unity vote in Congress is one in which the parties were split, with a majority of Democrats opposing a majority of Republicans.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with his party; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the party. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Presidential Support: These are votes for which the President has stated his position, either in via a message to Congress, by press conference remarks or other public statements and documents.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the President; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the President. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast. The "P" column indicates the party of the President in each year.



Vote %: The percentage of roll-call votes in which this Representaive or Senator participated by voting "Yes" or "No" (as opposed to "Present" or not voting at all.)



Liberal Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the ultra-liberal advocacy organization called "Americans for Democratic Action" (ADA). They have been rating members of Congress since 1947. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the liberal position on a key issue. The methodology behind the calculation can be found here. Ratings followed by an asterisk were calculated the "ADA way" due to missing data regarding key votes in the ADA source material.



Conservative Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the conservative advocacy organization called the "American Conservative Union" (ACU). They have been rating members of Congress since 1971. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the conservative position on a key issue.

The liberal and conservative ratings are not expected to add to 100% because the two groups use different sets of key votes to determine their ratings. Conservative ratings from 1961 through 1970 (and for 2024) were calculated based on key votes as selected by the creators of this website.