Also on the ballot: Special elections in the Pa. House and Senate
As they head to the polls today, voters in several Pennsylvania House and Senate districts will cast their ballots in special elections for vacant seats.
Here’s a quick rundown:
22nd Senate District: Four candidates are running for this open Senate seat based in Lackawanna County. The seat became vacant when incumbent Sen. John Blake, a Democrat, resigned in March to take a job with U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8th District.
The candidates are: state Rep. Marty Flynn (D), Chris Chermak (R), Marlene Sebastianelli (Green), and Nathan Covington (Libertarian).
48th Senate District: Four people are contending for this open Senate seat, which includes Lebanon County and parts of Dauphin and York counties. It was formerly held by the late Sen. Dave Arnold, a Republican, who died in January from brain cancer.
The candidates are: Calvin Clements (D), Christopher Gebhard (R), Ed Krebs (I), and Tim McMaster (Libertarian).
59th House District: Voters will choose among three candidates for the Westmoreland County-based seat, which was formerly held by Republican Rep. Mike Reese, who died in January of a brain aneurysm.
The candidates are: Mariah Fisher (D), Leslie Baum Rossi (R), and Robb Luther (Libertarian).
60th House District: Voters will choose among three candidates aiming to replace Rep. Jeff Pyle, R-Armstrong, who retired in March because of health issues.
The candidates are: Frank Prazenica (D), Abby Major (R), and Andrew Hreha (Libertarian)
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