Special PA House elections set to fill vacancies

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 17, 2013 3:44 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Four months from now, voters in two state House districts, including one in the midstate, will be electing their state representatives for the second year in a row.

House Speaker Sam Smith has announced May 21 special elections to replace Democratic former Representatives Eugene DePasquale of York County and Matt Smith of Allegheny County.

In the November 6 election, both men were re-elected to their House seats at the same time they were elected to higher offices. They both resigned from the House — DePasquale to take over as state auditor general and Matt Smith to become a member of the state Senate.

Both special elections will be held on the same day as the primary election. The Democratic and Republican parties will choose their candidates in each district.

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