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State Rep. Austin Davis wins Democratic nod for Lt. Gov.

By: - May 17, 2022 10:25 pm

State Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny (Photo via The Pittsburgh Current/Twitter)

Allegheny County state Rep. Austin Davis won the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor, according to unofficial tallies. 

The Associated Press called the race just after 10 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Davis beat out fellow state Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, and Montgomery County banker and insurance agent Ray Sosa, taking 66.22 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. 

Davis, who has served in the state Legislature since 2018, entered the race for lieutenant governor in January with the endorsement of the sole Democratic gubernatorial candidate – state Attorney General Josh Shapiro. 

It’s official: State Rep. Austin Davis enters LG race with Josh Shapiro’s backing

Davis and Shapiro will appear together on the Democratic ticket in the November general election where they will face off against Republican nominee Doug Mastriano and the yet-to-be-decided winner of the GOP lieutenant governor race.

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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 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.

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