09/03/1950 -

HOEFFEL, Joseph M., III, a Representative from Montgomery County; born in 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, House Select Committee to Investigate SEPTA (1979); appointed, Select Committee on Three Mile Island (1979); 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

Congressional Biography

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

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