Unofficial tallies show a nearly 7,000-vote lead for Republican candidate Abby Major in the three-way special election race for the Armstrong County-based 60th House District.
With the majority of precincts reporting, Major — a Republican from Ford City — garnered 77 percent of the vote by midnight Wednesday. She will represent Armstrong, Butler and Indiana counties — filling the seat left vacant by GOP Rep. Jeff Pyle, who retired in March due to health issues.
Major worked on Pyle’s staff for more than a decade and served as an Army intelligence analyst where she was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005.
PA HD-60 stays red with Abby Major’s election win! Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/59ZGqUGfVA
— Republican State Leadership Committee (@RSLC) May 19, 2021
Democratic candidate Frank Prazenica garnered 19 percent of the vote, and Libertarian Andrew Hreha received 4 percent.