John Joyce (American politician)

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John Joyce
John Joyce, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byBill Shuster (Redistricting)
Personal details
John Patrick Joyce

(1957-02-08) February 8, 1957 (age 63)
Altoona, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Alice Joyce
EducationPennsylvania State University, University Park (BS)
Temple University (MD)
WebsiteHouse website

John Patrick Joyce[1] (born February 8, 1957)[2] is an American dermatologist and politician from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district, serving since 2019. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Early life and education[edit]

Joyce was born and raised in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with his bachelor's degree and Temple University School of Medicine with his Doctor of Medicine. He completed his medical residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital.[3]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]


2018 general election[edit]

Joyce and his wife, Alice, founded Altoona Dermatology Associates. In the 2018 elections, Joyce ran for the United States House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district.[4] Joyce won the Republican Party primary election against seven other candidates with 22% of the vote.[5] The district had previously been the 9th, represented by nine-term Republican Bill Shuster. He had announced his retirement in January 2018; he and his father, Bud, had represented this west-central Pennsylvania district for 46 years. Like its predecessor, it is heavily Republican. Donald Trump won the old 9th in 2016 with 69 percent of the vote, his strongest showing in the state.[6] He would have won the new 13th just as easily had it existed in 2016, with 71 percent of the vote.[7] With a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+22, on paper it was the most Republican district in Pennsylvania.

Joyce won the general election against Brent Ottaway with 70.5% of the vote.[8]


Committee assignments[edit]

Caucus memberships[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Joyce 14,615 21.9
Republican John Eichelberger 13,101 19.6
Republican Stephen Bloom 12,195 18.3
Republican Doug Mastriano 10,485 15.7
Republican Art Halvorson 10,161 15.2
Republican Travis Schooley 3,030 4.5
Republican Bernie Washabaugh 1,908 2.9
Republican Ben Hornberger 1,182 1.8
Total votes 66,677 100.0
Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Joyce 178,533 70.5
Democratic Brent Ottaway 74,733 29.5
Total votes 253,266 100.0
Republican hold


  1. ^ Pennsylvania Medical Licence Verification
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Primary Preview: 13th Congressional District | Politics". May 12, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "Blair dermatologist announces bid for 13th District | News, Sports, Jobs". Altoona Mirror. March 20, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  5. ^ Michelle Ganassi (May 15, 2018). "13th voters: Time to re-Joyce | Somerset". Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  6. ^ Presidential results by congressional district for districts used in 2016, from Daily Kos
  7. ^ Presidential results by congressional district for districts used in 2018, from Daily Kos
  8. ^ Pennsylvania House results

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Brendan Boyle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district

U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Dusty Johnson
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Andy Kim