Special election results in the 114th and 190th legislative districts

Special election results in the 114th and 190th legislative districts

This story will be updated as results and more information become available. 

 

Residents of Pennsylvania’s 114th legislative district are heading to the polls today to elect a new state representative. On the ballot are Democrat Bridget Malloy Kosierowski and Republican Frank Scavo — two Lackawanna County residents who hope to earn the seat previously held by state Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich (D-Lackawanna), who died in October 2018. 

 

Philadelphia has long been known as a Democratic stronghold, and Democrat Movita Johnson-Harrell hopes to build upon that success the special election for the 190th legislative district.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
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State Democrats announce candidates for March special elections

State Democrats announce candidates for March special elections

State Democrats locked in their candidates Tuesday for a pair of March special elections, as Republicans eye a race in Lackawanna County as a potential opportunity to pick up a seat in the House of Representatives.

The state Democratic Party announced in a press release Tuesday that it had formally nominated Bridget Malloy Kosierowski and Darryl Thomas as their candidates in the 114th and 190th House Districts, respectively. 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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Brown, Kavulich seats to be filled in special elections on March 12

Brown, Kavulich seats to be filled in special elections on March 12

Two special elections will take place in Philadelphia and Lackawanna counties March 12 to fill the House’s two vacant seats.

Since Oct. 16, when former Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich (D-Lackawanna) passed away, and Dec. 11, when Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (D-Philadelphia) resigned following her bribery conviction, the seats have been empty.
Thursday, January 3, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
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With conviction, Brown resigns House seat "under protest"

With conviction, Brown resigns House seat "under protest"

Vanessa Lowery Brown has resigned from her House seat per a letter sent to Speaker Mike Turzai.

In the letter, Brown, who represented Philadelphia as a Democrat, wrote that the conviction caused her "incalculable harm and reputation damage" while violating her right to equal protection under the law.

"Emboldened by the civil rights giants who have gone before me and with the love and support of my family and friends, I live to fight another day against injustice and racism," Brown wrote.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Brown sentenced to 23 month probation, still withholds resignation

Brown sentenced to 23 month probation, still withholds resignation

A lawmaker found guilty of bribery earlier last month was sentenced Friday.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (D-Philadelphia) was ordered to complete 23 months of probation and pay $4,000 in restitution, ending a years-long limbo where the embattled lawmaker tried to hold onto her seat well after three other members caught in the same sting had accepted their charges and left public office.

Per the Associated Press, Brown declined to answer questions on if she planned to resign.

Friday, November 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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