Democrats In Pennsylvania Retain the House Majority After Tuesday Special Elections

Democratic candidate Heather Boyd easily won the special election to fill a House seat vacancy in Delaware County, allowing Democrats to retain their one-seat majority in the chamber. Boyd received almost 60% of the votes cast. Republicans held onto the seat in the 108th Legislative District as Michael Stender defeated Democrat Trevor Finn. That election was needed because former state Sen. Lynda Schlegel Culver, R-Northumberland, won a special election earlier this year to succeed former state Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia. And more special elections are likely on the horizon as Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, won an election for district judge and Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, won the Democratic nomination to be Allegheny County executive.