Congressman Conor Lamb is a Marine, former federal prosecutor, and the incumbent Representative in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district. He was first elected in a closely watched March 2018 special election, in which he narrowly won the seat in a major upset for national Republicans. Due to redistricting in Pennsylvania, he will be seeking reelection for a full term in November 2018 in Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district. This race will pit him against Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus, in a rare incumbent versus incumbent contest.
From 2014-2017, Conor served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Pittsburgh and led prosecutions against drug dealers, violent criminals, and firearm traffickers. Prior to his appointment as a federal prosecutor, Conor was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, and he continues to serve as a Major in the Marine Corps Reserves. He attended college and law school at the University of Pennsylvania. In Congress, he serves on the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs and on Science, Space, and Technology.