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Special election for former Rep. Margo Davidson’s seat to be held Nov. 2

By: - August 2, 2021 12:09 pm

State Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Philadelphia, speaks during a Capitol news conference on bills fighting workplace discrimination and harassment (Capital-Star photo by John L. Micek)

A special election to fill the seat vacated by former state Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, will take place during the Nov. 2 general election, House leadership confirmed Monday. 

The special election was announced in a statement issued Monday morning by House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster. 

Davidson, who represented the 164th Legislative District since 2010, resigned on July 22, following misdemeanor charges of theft and election code violations for allegedly misusing campaign funds.

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The winner of the special election will serve the remainder of Davidson’s term, which expires in 2022.

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Cassie Miller
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. Follow her on Twitter: @Wordsby_CassieM.