Mike Fitzpatrick

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Michael "Mike" Fitzpatrick
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U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania's 8th District
From: January 3, 2005 - January 3, 2007;
January 3, 2011 - January 3, 2017
Predecessor Jim Greenwood (pre-2005) and Patrick Murphy (2007-2011)
Successor Patrick Murphy (2011) and Brian Fitzpatrick (2017)
Information
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Religion Roman Catholic

Michael "Mike" Fitzpatrick (June 28, 1963 – January 6, 2020) was a Republican U.S. Representative from his native Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who represented the suburban (Levittown) 8th congressional district for one term (2005-2007), after which he was narrowly defeated by Democrat Patrick Murphy. Fitzpatrick, however, defeated Murphy for his former seat in a rematch in 2010 and served until January 3, 2017.

Fitzpatrick did not run in 2016, and was succeeded by his brother, Brian Fitzpatrick, who still hold the 8th District seat.

Fitzpatrick also served as a Bucks County commissioner. During his tenure in Congress, he worked to establish the Washington Crossing National Cemetery.[1]

Fitzpatrick died at the age of fifth-six after a long battle with melanoma. A Roman Catholic, he was married and the father of six children.[1]Levittown, is survived by his wife and six children.

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey said that Fitzpatrick served the state and country with “great integrity, competence, and dignity.” Former Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker called Fitzpatrick a public servant who “worked tirelessly to improve the lives of those he served.”[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ex US Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick dies at 56. The Laredo (Texas) Morning Times (January 6, 2020). Retrieved on January 7, 2020.