Stack schedules Reschenthaler replacement election for April 2

Stack schedules Reschenthaler replacement election for April 2

Author: Stephen Caruso/Friday, January 4, 2019/Categories: News and Views

With former Sen. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Allegheny) off to Congress, the Pennsylvania Senate is one short of 50.

His replacement will be chosen by suburban Pittsburgh voters on April 2, per a tweet from outgoing Lt. Gov. Mike Stack.

Candidates from both parties have already started lining up. For the GOP three have thrown their hate in he ring. They include 2012 candidate and Allegheny County Republican chair D. Raja, who has the backing of Senate leadership, as well as Devlin Robinson, a veteran and local party activist.

Democrats have an even wider slate of seven, including Pam Iovino, a Navy veteran and congressional liaison for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Mike Crossey, former Pennsylvania State Education Association president.

Stephen Caruso is the Harrisburg bureau chief at The PLS Reporter. Have a question, comment or tip? Email him at or call at 845-891-4306.