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Former Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell

House Speaker Mike Turzai announced a special election for House District 190. The seat became vacant when Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, a Philadelphia Democrat, resigned. Johnson-Harrell was indicted for allegedly embezzling over a half million dollars from her charity, Motivations Education […]

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U.S. Rep. Fred Keller & PA House Speaker Mike Turzai

House Speaker Mike Turzai announced a special election for House District 85 on August 20. The seat is vacant after Fred Keller won a special election to fill the U.S. House District 12 seat. The winner of the special election […]

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney

On May 1, Mayor Jim Kenney signed Ordinance No. 190083 amending the city’s provisions regarding campaign contributions, transition and inauguration committees, and campaign finance disclosures. Ordinance No. 190083, increased contribution limits for persons other than individuals from $11,900 to $12,000 […]

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House Speaker Mike Turzai announced a special election for House District 11 on May 21. The special election will be held on the same day as the state primary. The seat is vacant after Rep. Brian Ellis resigned on Monday […]

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Lt. Gov. John Fetterman announced special elections for Senate Districts 33 and 41 on May 21, the same day as the state primary. The seats are vacant after Senators White and Alloway retired effective February 28. Each winner of the […]

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The state Senate introduced two bills amending political contributions and gift disclosure. Senate Bill 215 limits political contributions from contractors to a candidate to $2,400 per election and contributions to a business entity or political action committee supporting a candidate […]

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Gov. Tom Wolf announced he has scheduled a special election to fill Pennsylvania’s U.S. House District 12 seat for May 21. Last week, Rep. Tom Marino announced he would be resigning to take a job in the private sector. The […]

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Sen. Richard Alloway announced his retirement from Senate District 33 effective February 28. Sen. Alloway served the state Senate for over 10 years. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman will set a special election at a date to be determined. The winner […]

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January 18, 2019  •  

Pennsylvania Congressman Resigns

Rep. Tom Marino announced his resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives on January 17. Marino said he has accepted a job in the private sector, and his last day in Congress will be January 23. Gov. Tom Wolf will […]

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Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack announced a special election to fill the vacancy in the 37th Senate District. The seat became open with the election of Guy Reschenthaler to the U.S. House of Representatives. The district includes suburbs in western […]

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Special elections for the 114th and 190th House Districts have been set for March 12, 2019. The 114th District became vacant in October after the death of State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, while the 190th District was vacated after Vanessa […]

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State Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown resigned on December 12 under protest. In October, she was convicted of bribery, conflict of interest, and failure to properly file a financial disclosure report. The state constitution prevents her from continuing to serve in […]

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Governor Tom Wolf was re-elected in Pennsylvania with a resounding 57.6 percent of the vote.  Republican challenger Scott Wagner did not pose a challenge, winning only 40.8 percent of the vote. The win does not come as a surprise, as […]

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State Rep. Mike O’Brien passed away on October 15 from a heart attack. Earlier this year, O’Brien controversially announced his retirement after running unopposed in the primary election for the 175th House District seat. The seat will remain vacant for […]

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