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PACA E-Alert – State Elections Recap
State Elections Recap
Article by PACA Lobbyist, Hank Butler



2018 State Election Results - From the Pennsylvania State Legislature Perspective

With Pennsylvania Department of General Services stating that 99.32% of statewide polls reporting.

Pennsylvania Governor – Democrat Tom Wolf was re-elected Governor defeating Republican Scott Wagner – 58% to 41%

U.S. Senate - Representing Pennsylvania – Democrat Robert Casey defeated Republican Joe Barletta 56% to 43%

In Pennsylvania U.S. House delegation in Congress - was 13-5 Republican Majority now 9-9 tie.

Congressional District Winners

District 1 - Brian Fitzpatrick (R)

District 2 - Brendan Boyle (D)

District 3 - Dwight Evans (D)

District 4 - Madeleine Dean (D)

District 5 - Mary Scanlon (D)

District 6 - Christina Houlahan (D)

District 7 - Susan Ellis Wild (D)

District 8 - Matthew Cartwright (D)

District 9 - Daniel Meuser (R)

District 10 - Scott Perry (R)

District 11 - Lloyd Smucker (R)

District 12 - Thomas Marino (R)

District 13 - John Joyce (R)

District 14 - Guy Reschenthaler (R)

District 15 - Glenn Thompson (R)

District 16 - George Kelly (R)

District 17 - Conor Lamb (D)

District 18 - Michael Doyle (D)

PA Senate – Republicans maintain a majority over Democrats (but by a slimmer margin).

Before: 34 R - 16 D

Now 29 R - 21 D

Most of the Republican losses were in Southeast Pennsylvania.

Incumbent losses:

Senator Rafferty (R- Montgomery), McGarrigle (R- Delaware)

Three open seats (2 in SE PA and 1 W PA) went to Democrats running

Two open seats went to former Representatives - Phillips- Hill (R-York) and Ward (R-Blair)

Notable – Senator Stewart Greenleaf’s (R-Montgomery) son loss in his bid to take over from his father

PA House of Representatives – Republicans maintain a majority over Democrats (but by a slimmer margin).

Before: 121 R - 82 D

Now 111 R - 92 D

Most of the Republican losses were in Southeast Pennsylvania.

Incumbent losses:

Bryan Barbin (D-Cambria)

Alexander Charlton (R- Delaware)

Rebecca Corbin (R - Chester)

Kate Harper (R- Montgomery)

Warren Kampf (R - Chester)

Duane Milne (R - Chester)

Tom Quigley (R - Montgomery)

Eric Roe (R - Chester)

James Santora (R - Delaware)

Helen Tai (D - Bucks)

Notable – Representative Mike Hanna’s (D-Clinton) son loss in his bid to take over from his father.

If you have any questions, please either call Hank Butler at 717.330.4574 (cell).
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