At a Glance
- Career History: Legal counsel to the Morrisville School District; Congressman, Pensylvania's 8th district (2005 to 2007); Commissioner, Bucks County, Pa. (1995 to 2004); attorney, private practice (1988 to 1995)
- Birthday: June 28, 1963
- Hometown: Levittown, Pa.
- Alma Mater: St. Thomas University, B.A., 1985; Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 1988
- Spouse: Kathleen
- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Committees: House Financial Services
- D.C. Office: 1224 Longworth HOBWashington, DC 20515Phone: (202) 225-4276
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Path To Power
After graduating from law school in 1988, Fitzpatrick joined the Pennsylvania law firm Jackson, Cook, Caracappa & Bloom.
In 1993, he took at job at the influential Bucks County, Pa. law firm Begley, Carlin & Mandio.
"I'm against amnesty," Fitzpatrick told a local tea party group in March 2010. "I think we oughta finish building the fence on the Southern border." He also called for hiring more border-patrol agents, developing technologies to help patrol the border and penalizing those who hire illegal immigrants.
"To me it's sort of black and white: you're either here legally or you're not," he said.
During his first term in Congress, Fitzpatrick served on the House Financial Services Committee with ranking member Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.). Bachus supported Fitzpatrick's 2010 search to reclaim the House seat.
Fitzpatrick also met with NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to strategize his 2010 run.