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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1977 153 Democrat
1978 153 Democrat
1979 153 Democrat
1980 153 Democrat
1981 153 Democrat
1982 153 Democrat
1983 153 Democrat
1984 153 Democrat
 Counties   Montgomery


09/03/1950 -

HOEFFEL, Joseph M., III, a Representative from Montgomery County; born in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 3, 1950; graduated, William Penn Charter School, 1968; B.A., English, Boston University, 1972; J.D., Temple University School of Law, 1986; served, United States Army Reserves (1970-1976); lawyer; administrator, American Red Cross (1975-1976); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1976; reelected to serve 3 more consecutive terms; appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing (1983-1984); not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1985 term; elected, commissioner, Montgomery County (1992-1998 and 2008-2011); elected, United States Congress (1999-2005); lawyer, Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C. (2005-2007); Deputy Secretary of International Business Development, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (2006-2007); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1984, 1986, 1996, 2018); unsuccessful campaign, United States Senate (2004); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (2008); unsuccessful campaign, Governor of Pennsylvania (2010).



Hoeffel, Joseph M.  The Iraq Lie: How the White House Sold the War  Progressive Press: San Diego, Ca, 2014.


Archival Collections

Joe Hoeffel papers, 1974-2014.  Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

After 8 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, JOSEPH M. HOEFFEL, III went on to serve in congress