SD-5: Sabatina Retains His Seat
It was a close race in Pennsylvania’s 5th Senatorial District between State Rep. Kevin Boyle and incumbent John Sabatina, but Sabatina was able to secure the victory with 50.89 percent of the vote (17,186) while Boyle had 49.11 percent (16,584).
State Rep. Boyle did not want to throw in the towel until all absentee ballots were accounted for.
“I congratulated Senator Sabatina on a hard fought victory,” Boyle told PoliticsPA. “His campaign and team worked very hard over the last year. I look forward to working with them and unifying the Philadelphia Democratic Party. I also want to thank my supporters for their commitment to my campaign. We ran a very aggressive campaign and earned over 49% of the vote against an incumbent who between his old state House district and fathers 56th ward represented over 40% of voters for at least decade.”
Sabatina was tapped last year to fill former Lt. Gov. Mike Stack’s old seat in a special election.
Sabatia will go on to face Republican nominee, Ross Feinberg, but will most likely win the general election in the mostly Democratic district.
The 5th Senatorial District includes parts of Northeast Philadelphia County.