Last Tuesday was Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania, and millions of voters cast their ballots to help shape the future direction of our Commonwealth. Here is a summary of the major contests in this year’s election.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
ChamberPAC-endorsed candidate Judge Carolyn Carluccio (R-Montgomery) prevailed with 53.55 percent of the Republican Primary vote for Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Judge Daniel McCaffery (D-Philadelphia) defeated Judge Deb Kunselman (D-Beaver) in the Democrat Primary.
Judge Carluccio and Judge McCaffery will face off in the contest for Supreme Court in the Nov. 7 General Election. The winner will fill a vacancy on the court, where Democrats currently hold a 4-2 majority. Read more about the race here.
Pennsylvania Superior Court
Jill Beck (D-Allegheny) and Judge Timika Lane (D-Philadelphia) were the top two vote-getters in a three-way Democrat Primary for Pennsylvania Superior Court. They will face Judge Maria Battista (R-Clarion) and Judge Harry Smail (R-Westmoreland) in November in a four-way contest in which the top two vote getters will fill two open seats on the Superior Court.
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court
Judge Matt Wolf (D-Philadelphia) bested Bryan Neft (D-Allegheny) in the Democrat Primary, while Megan Martin (R-Cumberland) prevailed in the Republican Primary with 63 percent of the vote against Joshua Prince (R-Berks). Judge Matt Wolf and Megan Martin will compete in the General Election for one open seat on the Commonwealth Court.
Pennsylvania House Special Elections
ChamberPAC-endorsed candidate Michael Stender (R-Northumberland) will represent House District 108 in the state House covering part of Northumberland and all of Montour counties, having won the Special Election to replace current state Sen. Lynda Schlegel Culver. Stender received 64.54 percent of the vote. Read more about the race here.
Heather Boyd (D-Delaware) defeated ChamberPAC-endorsed candidate Katie Ford (R-Delaware) in the Special Election to represent House District 163, the seat vacated by former Rep. Mike Zabel (D-Delaware). Boyd won with 60.1 percent of the vote. Read more about the race here.
Cherelle Parker won the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia Mayor in a nine-way contest, one of the most competitive and historic races in Philadelphia history. She will face Republican David Oh in November. Read more about the race here.
Cherelle Parker (D) | 28.7% Winner
Rebecca Rhynhart (D) | 19.7%
Helen Gym (D) | 18.6%
Allan Domb (D) | 10.2%
Jeff Brown (D) | 7.8%
Amen Brown (D) | 1.2%
James Deleon (D) | 0.5%
Deliscia Gray (D) | 0.2%
Warren Bloom (D) | 0.2%
Allegheny County Executive
State Rep. Sara Innamorato was the winner of a six-way contest for the Democratic nomination for Allegheny County Executive with almost 38 percent of the vote, with her closest opponent garnering nearly 30 percent of the vote. She will face Republican and former PNC executive Joe Rockey in November. Read more about the race here.
Sara Innamorato (D) | 37.6% Winner
John Weinstein (D) | 29.6%
Michael Lamb (D) | 19.9%
Dave Fawcett (D) 9.7%
Theresa Colaizzi (D) | 2.1%
William Parker (D) | 1.1%
Full election results can be viewed at www.electionreturns.pa.gov.