Pennsylvania Governor Announces Special Election - State and Federal Communications

May 4, 2018  •  

Pennsylvania Governor Announces Special Election

Gov. Tom Wolf announced a special election on the same day as the general election, November 6. The special election will fill the seats left open with the resignations of U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan and U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent.

The winners of the special election would complete the terms of the departing representatives for November and December of this year. The representatives elected during the general election will start their two-year term in 2019.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent decided to not seek re-election last year to spend more time with family and is expected to leave office this month.

U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan retired last Friday, after the U.S. House Ethics Committee opened an investigation earlier this year regarding the use of official congressional funds to pay a former staffer’s sexual harassment settlement.

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