|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 13th district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Bill Shuster (Redistricting)|
John Patrick Joyce
February 8, 1957
Altoona, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Education||Pennsylvania State University, University Park (BS)|
Temple University (MD)
John Patrick Joyce (born February 8, 1957) is an American dermatologist and politician from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district, serving since 2019. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Early life and education
Joyce was born and raised in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with his bachelor's degree and Temple University School of Medicine with his Doctor of Medicine. He completed his medical residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
U.S. House of Representatives
2018 general election
Joyce and his wife, Alice, founded Altoona Dermatology Associates. In the 2018 elections, Joyce ran for the United States House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district. Joyce won the Republican Party primary election against seven other candidates with 22% of the vote. The district had previously been the 9th, represented by nine-term Republican Bill Shuster. He had announced his retirement in January 2018; he and his father, Bud, had represented this west-central Pennsylvania district for 46 years. Like its predecessor, it is heavily Republican. Donald Trump won the old 9th in 2016 with 69 percent of the vote, his strongest showing in the state. He would have won the new 13th just as easily had it existed in 2016, with 71 percent of the vote. With a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+22, on paper it was the most Republican district in Pennsylvania.
Joyce won the general election against Brent Ottaway with 70.5% of the vote.
- Pennsylvania Medical Licence Verification
- "Primary Preview: 13th Congressional District | Politics". cumberlink.com. May 12, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
- "Blair dermatologist announces bid for 13th District | News, Sports, Jobs". Altoona Mirror. March 20, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
- Michelle Ganassi (May 15, 2018). "13th voters: Time to re-Joyce | Somerset". dailyamerican.com. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
- Presidential results by congressional district for districts used in 2016, from Daily Kos
- Presidential results by congressional district for districts used in 2018, from Daily Kos
- Pennsylvania House results
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
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