Few contested primary races for local Pa. Senate, House seats

By Bill O’Boyle - [email protected]
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WILKES-BARRE — Locally, there are no contested primary races for the state Senate or state House of Representatives, and only two House races will see an incumbent challenged in November.

Both local state senators are unopposed in Tuesday’s primary, and there are no candidates filed to challenge them in the fall, leaving Sen. Lisa Baker and Sen. John Yudichak virtual shoo-ins for another four-year term.

Meanwhile, all six local state representatives are up for re-election, but only two will have an opponent in November.

State Senate

In the 14th Senatorial District, Yudichak, D-Plymouth Township, is unopposed and no Republican filed for the primary.

In the 20th Senatorial District, Baker, R-Lehman Township, is also unopposed with no Democratic challenger in November.

State House

• 116th Legislative District — Incumbent Tarah Toohil, R-Butler Township, is unopposed and no Democrat has filed for the seat.

• 117th Legislative District — Incumbent Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake, is unopposed and no Democrat has filed to challenge her.

• 118th Legislative District — Incumbent Michael Carroll, D-Avoca, is unopposed and no Republican filed for the seat.

• 119th Legislative District — Incumbent Gerald Mullery, R-Newport Township, is unopposed in the primary; Republican Justin Behrens, of Wright Township, is also unopposed Tuesday.

• 120th Legislative District — Incumbent Aaron Kaufer, R-Kingston, is unopposed and no Democrat has filed to challenge him.

• 121st Legislative District — Incumbent Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, is unopposed in the primary; Republican Gregory Wolovich, of Hanover Township, is also unopposed Tuesday.

Toohil
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Carroll
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Pashinski
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Baker
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Yudichak
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Wolovich
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By Bill O’Boyle

[email protected]

Reach Bill O’Boyle at 570-991-6118 or on Twitter @TLBillOBoyle.

Reach Bill O’Boyle at 570-991-6118 or on Twitter @TLBillOBoyle.