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Scott Perry

[Congressional biography]

Born: May 27, 1962 in San Diego, CA

Education:

  • Northen High School (Dillsburg, PA), 1980
  • Penn State University, B.S., 1991

Military Service:

  • PA Army National Guard, 1980-2019

Career:

  • Dock worker, 1981-1982
  • Insurance salesman, 1984-1985
  • Co-owner, Hydrotech Mechanical Services, 1993-

Elected Office:

  • PA House, 2007-2012



Election Results for Scott Perry


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

YearAgeStatePartyOfficeDistrictStagePosVotes%
2012 50 PA R U.S. House District 04 Primary 1 34,881 53.5%
2012 50 PA R U.S. House District 04 General 1 181,603 59.7%
2014 52 PA R U.S. House District 04 Primary 1 35,020 100.0%
2014 52 PA R U.S. House District 04 General 1 147,090 74.5%
2016 54 PA R U.S. House District 04 Primary 1 100,552 100.0%
2016 54 PA R U.S. House District 04 General 1 220,628 66.1%
2018 56 PA R U.S. House District 10 Primary 1 57,504 100.0%
2018 56 PA R U.S. House District 10 General 1 149,365 51.3%
2020 58 PA R U.S. House District 10 Primary 1 79,365 100.0%
2020 58 PA R U.S. House District 10 General 1 208,896 53.3%
2022 60 PA R U.S. House District 10 Primary 1 84,646 100.0%
2022 60 PA R U.S. House District 10 General 1 169,331 53.8%


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




Ideology Data for Scott Perry


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
2013 51 House 97 3 D 11 88 99 10 92
2014 52 House 95 4 D 6 94 99 10 96
2015 53 House 94 5 D 4 94 99 11 100
2016 54 House 98 1 D 6 94 99 0 96
2017 55 House 97 2 R 89 11 98 5 96
2018 56 House 94 5 R 81 19 99 8 92
2019 57 House 94 3 R 100 0 97 5 97
2020 58 House 96 2 R 97 0 97 5 96
2021 59 House 95 1 D 0 100 96 0 100
2022 60 House 96 3 D 3 97 99 100
2023 61 House 93 5 D 98 100
Lifetime conservative rating:   97%


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.