Democrats Will Retain One-Seat Majority in Pennsylvania House

Democrats will retain their narrow majority in the state House after Democrat Lindsay Powell won a special election for the seat representing the 21st Legislative District in Allegheny County. The chamber has been evenly divided with 101 Democrats and 101 Republicans since Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, resigned in July to focus on her campaign for county executive. Powell is the Director of Workforce Strategies for InnovatePGH, an economic development nonprofit, and a former aide to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and former Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto. Powell will complete the remainder of Innamorato’s two-year term and be up for reelection next year.