Election results update: Torsella concedes treasury seat to Garrity

    Joe Torsella concedes to Republican Stacy Garrity in race for treasury seat (Capital-Star screen capture.)

    After nearly a week of election results trickling in, on Tuesday, Democratic state Treasurer Joseph Torsella conceded the race to his Republican opponent, Stacy Garrity. 

    Torsella made the announcement on the Friends of Torsella Youtube page

    “Like anyone who runs for elected office, Torsella said, “I really wanted to win my race.” 

    “It’s hard to lose,” Torsella admitted to his supporters, “it’s especially heartbreaking when it looks like it’s going to be by such a tiny margin.”

    As of Tuesday afternoon, Torsella trailed Garrity by a little more than 75,000 votes, according to unofficial tallies.

    In addition to being known for running one of the state government’s most humorous social media accounts, Torsella was known for divesting from Wall Street firms and his tough stance on private equity running Pennsylvania’s pension fund. 

    Garrity’s win means that Republicans will control two of the three row office seats, with only Attorney General Josh Shapiro remaining. 

    Cassie Miller
    A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.