The local party committee has nominated Leanne Krueger-Braneky for the Aug. 4th special election in the 161st State House district.
“We are thrilled. Leanne is a terrific candidate, and we are enthusiastically supporting her,” Delaware County Democratic Committee Chairman David Landau said. “The voters in the 161st now have the opportunity to send an experienced community leader to Harrisburg. She’s a candidate with fresh and energizing ideas for the community and will hit the ground running for the district.”
Krueger-Braneky was the Democratic nominee in 2014 and was supported by Gov. Wolf’s Super PAC. She was defeated by incumbent GOP State Rep. Joe Hackett by a 56% to 44% margin (12,916 votes to 10,176) last November.
Hackett announced his resignation last April.
She’ll be facing Republican nominee Paul Mullen, who was chosen last week.