ChamberPAC Endorsed Candidates Win Primary, Special Elections

All three ChamberPAC supported candidates were victorious in last week’s Primary and Special Elections.

Earlier this spring, ChamberPAC – the political arm of the PA Chamber – endorsed Supreme Court candidate Judge Kevin Brobson in the Republican Primary Election, as well as Chris Gebhard for the 48th Senatorial District Special Election and Abby Major for the 60th House District Special Election.  The Special Elections coincided with last week’s Primary Election.

In the state Supreme Court race, Judge Brobson received 52 percent of the vote over fellow candidates Paula Patrick and Patricia McCullough to secure the Republican nomination.  He will face off against Democrat Maria McLaughlin in the November General Election to fill the one open Supreme Court seat.

Voters in the 48th Senatorial District – which consists of Lebanon and parts of Dauphin and York Counties – strongly favored Republican Chris Gebhard.  In the four-way race, Gebhard walked away with 63 percent of the vote.  The Special Election was the result of the passing of Sen. Dave Arnold, R-Lebanon, in January.  Gebhard will serve the remainder of Arnold’s term, which will conclude in December of 2022.

The 60th House District will also remain in Republican control following Abby Major’s victory.  Major, who served as her predecessor’s (former Rep. Jeff Pyle) chief of staff, garnered 76 percent of the vote.  She will serve the remainder of Pyle’s term, with the seat up for re-election next year.


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