Democrats Retain Majority Control of Pennsylvania House

Democrat Jim Prokopiak emerged victorious in Tuesday’s special election for the 140th Legislative District seat. His victory means that Democrats will retain majority control of the chamber. Further complicating control of the House, Rep. Joseph Adams, R-Wayne, resigned from the state House last week. That means another special election to fill a vacancy in the state House. There were eight special elections for seats in the General Assembly in 2023 (seven of them involving House seat elections). The special election to fill Adams’ seat will coincide with the primary election on April 23.