It was a happy Tuesday night for three candidates who won special elections to the Pennsylvania House, as Democrats Aerion Abney and Martell Covington and Republican Robert Schnee are headed to Harrisburg.
Abney, running unopposed, won the special election for Representative in the 19th District with 85.9 percent of the vote.
Covington easily dispatched Todd Koger for Representative in the 24th District with nearly 93 percent of the ballots cast.
“It’s a great feeling,” he said to TribLive. “We’ve worked hard. We put in a lot of work and we’re excited.”
Schnee won the race for Representative in the 116th District by defeating Democrat Amilcar Arroyo and Libertarian Paul Cwalina with 56 percent of the vote to just 25 percent for Arroyo.
“I’m just enjoying the night tonight. It was a lot of hard work. I had a lot of great friends that came out to vote. It’s just so humbling,” Schnee told the Standard-Speaker.
The victors will fill out the remaining terms of Ed Gainey, Jake Wheatley and Tarah Toohill.