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Michael G. Fitzpatrick is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the eighth district of the State of Pennsylvania, since 2011. He previously held the seat between 2005 to 2007, before being defeated by Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) in the 2006 congressional elections.
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Fitzpatrick was born in Philadelphia on June 28, 1963. He received a Bachelor of Arts from St. Thomas University in 1985, and a Juris Doctor from Dickenson School of Law in 1988.
From 1995 to 2004, Fitzpatrick served as a county commissioner for Bucks County, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.
In 2004, Fitzpatrick successfully ran for the U.S. House of Representatives seat being vacated by fellow Republican James C. Greenwood, defeating Democrat Virginia Schrader 55%-44%. He was inaugurated in January 2005 as part of the 109th United States Congress|109th Congress.
In 2006, Democrats nominated Patrick Murphy to face Fitzpatrick in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006)  Murphy defeated Fitzpatrick by 1,500 votes to take possession of the seat. 
Money in politics
This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.
|Top Contributors to during the 2010 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Votesane PAC||$ 56,000|
|Teletronics Technology||$ 30,100|
|Ace Group||$ 18,500|
|Comcast Corp||$ 18,500|
|Cowhey Family Supermarket||$ 15,600|
|Cozen O'Connor||$ 15,500|
|Ace Ltd||$ 15,000|
|Lighthouse Legal Finance||$ 15,000|
|Navmar Applied Sciences||$ 14,160|
|Bank of America||$ 14,000|
|Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.|
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
|Links to more campaign contribution information for Michael Fitzpatrick
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
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- Revolving door profile for Michael Fitzpatrick from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Michael Fitzpatrick from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Michael Fitzpatrick from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
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Committees and Affiliations
Committees in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)
- House Committee on Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity
- Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises
- Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
- House Committee on Small Business
- Subcommittee on Tax Finance and Exports
- Subcommittee on Workforce Empowerment and Government Programs
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