Democrats win three vacancies in Pa. House

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 12, 2015 2:31 AM
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(Philadelphia) -- Three Philadelphia Democrats have won state House seats in special elections. 

The winners are former City Councilman Ed Neilson, Donna Bullock, a former special assistant to City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, and Joanna McClinton, who was chief counsel to State Senator Anthony H. Williams.

They will complete the remaining 14 months of the terms for the seats, which all will be on the ballot next year.  

Turnout for the special election was light. 

The seats all were held by Democrats.

Two were vacant because of resignations by Representatives Michelle Brownlee and Ron Waters following their guilty pleas on corruption charges.

One was vacant because Representative John Sabatina won a special election for now-Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack's old Senate seat in May.  

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