For the first time this year, every corner of Pennsylvania will have a representative in the state House.
David Rowe, a fitness entrepreneur and former township supervisor, was sworn in Tuesday to represent the 85th District, which encompasses parts of Union and Snyder counties in the Susquehanna River valley. The district includes Selinsgrove and Lewisburg.
Rowe, who describes himself as a pro-business, pro-gun conservative, easily won a special election in August against Democrat Jennifer Rager-Kay, a UPMC doctor, and write-in candidate Clair Moyer, a registered Republican.
“The times I’d break with Republicans is when they slip to the more liberal side,” he told the Capital-Star during the campaign.
Rowe will succeed former state representative Fred Keller, who now represents the 12th district in Congress.
The Pa. House is swearing in David Rowe who fills the 85th state House District seat vacated by now U.S. Rep. Fred Keller and brings the chamber back up to full complement pic.twitter.com/DgBj9JxWhl
— Jan Murphy (@JanMurphy) September 17, 2019