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District Profile:
Many residents of the 7th District, which includes most of Delaware County, have deep roots in Philadelphia. Recent decades have seen it swing toward the left.
2004 Results: Curt Weldon (R) defeated Paul Scoles (D) by 59-40%
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CURT WELDON(R)

Elected in 1986; Seeking 11th term; Weldon was unopposed in the primary.

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  • Born: July 22, 1947; Marcus Hook, Pa.
  • Family: Married (Mary); five children
  • Education: West Chester State College, B.A., 1969
  • Professional: Division director, CIGNA Corporation, 1976-1981; elementary school teacher & vice principal, 1969-1976
  • Military: None

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JOE SESTAK (D)

Sestak, a former Navy admiral, was unopposed in the primary.

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  • Born: Dec. 12, 1951; Secane, Pa.
  • Family: Married (Susan); one child
  • Education: Harvard University, Ph.D. & M.P.P.; U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., 1974
  • Professional: Director for Defense Policy, National Security Council
  • Military: Vice Admiral (most recently), U.S. Navy, 1975-2006

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