HD-12: Metcalfe Puts Another Primary Behind Him
First elected in 1998, 17-year veteran Metcalfe received 60% of the vote to Marburger’s 40%. With 99% of the precincts in, Metcalfe received 7,870 votes to Marburger’s 5,301 votes.
This comes as a rematch for the two after a debacle in 2014. After being removed from the GOP ballot weeks before the 2014 primary for not filing a financial interest statement with Pennsylvania election authorities, Marburger waged a write-in campaign, coming in just shy of the nomination.
Metcalfe will face Democrat Christian Rieger in the general election, though the district heavily favors Republicans.
The 12th District covers part of Butler County.