Republican Major wins Pa. 60th House District special election

By: - May 19, 2021 12:50 am

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.

Democratic candidate Frank Prazenica garnered 19 percent of the vote, and Libertarian Andrew Hreha received 4 percent.

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