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14 and counting: Here’s our map tracking 2020’s Pa. legislative retirements

By: - January 22, 2020 10:10 am

(Capital-Star photo by Sarah Anne Hughes)

On Tuesday, state Rep. Mike Tobash, R-Schuylkill, became the 14th member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and the 10th Republican lawmaker, to announce that he’d decided against seeking re-election in November.

Since this flurry of retirement announcements began last year, the Capital-Star’s Stephen Caruso has been mapping the districts of lawmakers who have decided that another two-year term in the 203-member chamber just isn’t for them. The map will be continuously updated as these announcements come over the transom.

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John L. Micek
John L. Micek

A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press.