Tuesday, November 6 marked the mid-term elections and millions of voters across the Commonwealth cast ballots to help determine who would represent them in state and federal government.
Democrats coming out on top in races directly impacting Clinton County included Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, and his lieutenant governor running mate John Fetterman, as well as U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr., who both won their reelection bids.
Wolf held onto his seat by earning 57.7 percent of votes cast, outpacing his opponent by more than 4.9 million votes.
Casey won his third term with 55.6 percent of the vote, also garnering 4.9 million votes more than his opponent.
Tom Marino, Republican incumbent in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, held onto his seat with 66.2 percent of the vote. Democratic challenger Marc Friedenberg received 33.8 percent of votes cast.
In the local race for Pennsylvania’s 76th State House District, Republican Stephanie Borowicz mustered 11,011 votes (or 53.9 percent of votes cast) to Democratic nominee Mike Hanna Jr.’s 9,433 votes.
“I could not be more grateful to you all for your support over the past eight months as I ran for office to serve the people of the 76th District. So many of you volunteered your time and talents to help out on the campaign. Thank you…. It has been a challenging and worthwhile experience and one that I will never regret. While the outcome was not what we hoped, I am grateful to have had the ability to run for office, and work alongside so many of you, in an area that I am proud to call home,” Hanna Jr. said in a released statement following the election. “Congratulations to Stephanie Borowicz for being elected as the area’s next State Representative. I wish nothing but success for you as you set forward to represent the 76th District.”
Nationally, Democrats needed to gain 23 seats to take back the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Democrats took 39 seats, bringing the party back into the majority with a total of 234 seats to the Republicans’ 200.