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U.S. House Preview: PA-05

Mary Gay Scanlon, David Galluch

This is the fifth in our series highlighting the U.S. House of Representatives races in the Commonwealth.

5th Congressional District

Mary Gay Scanlon* (D) | Website | Twitter | Facebook

Age: 63 | Served in Congress since 2019 | BA: Colgate ’80 | Resides: Swarthmore

Positions

  • Enact the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and the Freedom to Vote Act
  • Support the 100% Clean Economy Act, which will transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050
  • Adopt an education funding formula based upon the actual costs of meeting students’ educational needs
  • Federal access to abortion protections should be reinstated
  • Deschedule marijuana as a controlled substance

Dave Galluch (R) | Website | Twitter | Facebook

Age: 32 | BS: Naval Academy ’12; MPhil: University of Cambridge | Resides: Newtown Square

Positions

  • Empower states to establish and oversee election administration structures and systems
  • Support voter ID requirement
  • Support innovation in energy to enable cleaner methods of production
  • A pro-life candidate. Believes in exceptions for rape, incest, and life of the mother
  • Parents should have the ability to choose a public, private, or charter school that best meets their child’s needs
  • Supports ending a federal marijuana prohibition

In The News

Dave Redistricting Partisan Lean: D+31.1 (64.8 – 33.7)

Voter Registration:

  • Overall (531,748): D+22.2 (53.7 – 32.5)
    • Delaware (412,070): D+13.5 (49.9 – 36.4)
    • Montgomery (72,414): D+39.3 (61.5 – 22.2)
    • Philadelphia (47,264): D+61.6 (75.3 – 13.7)
    • Chester (0)

 

2020 Presidential Results: Biden +31.1

2020 Congressional Results: Scanlon d. Dasha Pruett, 64.7 – 35.3%

Current Ratings

  • Cook Political Report: Solid D
  • Five Thirty Eight: Solid D
  • Sabato’s Crystal Ball: Likely D

 

Fundraising Q3

Scanlon | Raised: $296,110 | Spent: $397,800 | Cash on Hand: $615,777

Galluch | Raised: $127,412 | Spent: $201,415 | Cash On Hand: $236,374

 

CHESTER, DELAWARE, MONTGOMERY and PHILADELPHIA Counties. 
Total population: 764,866

Part of CHESTER County consisting of the TOWNSHIP of Birmingham (PART, Precinct 02 (only blocks 2021 and 2022 of tract 303100)); All of DELAWARE County; Part of MONTGOMERY County consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Lower Merion (PART, Wards 04, 05, 06 [PART, Divisions 01 and 02], 07, 08, 10, 11 [PART, Divisions 01, 02 and 03 (only block 3011B of tract 204900)], 12 [PART, Divisions 01, 02 and 03 (all blocks except 2000, 2001, 2025 and 2028 of tract 204500)] and 14) and Upper Merion (PART, Districts Belmont [PART, Divisions 01, 02, 03 and 04], Candlebrook, Gulph, King, Roberts, Swedeland, Swedesburg and Town Center) and the BOROUGHS of Bridgeport, Narberth and Norristown and Part of PHILADELPHIA County consisting of the CITY of Philadelphia (PART, Wards 03 [PART, Divisions 21 and 22], 26 [PART, Divisions 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 09, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20 and 23], 39 [PART, Divisions 02, 13, 14, 17, 24, 29, 33, 36, 39, 41 and 44], 40 and 51 [PART, Divisions 21, 24, 25 and 27]).

 




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