Davis Wins Special Election to Replace Gergely
“It’s a mandate that people want an effective state representative who’s going to deliver results,” Davis said according to the Tribune Review.
“Congratulations to Rep.-elect Austin Davis on his important win tonight. With recent court decisions deeming Pennsylvania’s congressional maps unconstitutional, it is critical that we continue to build Democratic strength in the Pennsylvania General Assembly ahead of 2020 redistricting,” Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post said in a statement.
Davis won 74% of the vote while Walker-Montgomery got 26% in an election that had 10.6% voter turnout. In 2016, Clinton received 58% of the vote in the district.
In PA #HD35 tonight, Austin Davis (D) won 74/26 in a seat that only gave Clinton a 58/39 win. Low turnout made for interesting swings. The R, Fawn Montgomery, was from McKeesport, which was the only area (red) that swung against Davis. #papolitics pic.twitter.com/3okTflcmUT
— J. Miles Coleman (@JMilesColeman) January 24, 2018