Szpara sealed the victory with a small margin over his opponent. White received 49.36 percent of the vote while Szpara was able to claim 50.64 percent. The two candidates were only separated by 118 votes, 4,636 votes for Szpara compared to White’s 4,518 votes.
Jesse White served the 46th district for 8 years before being defeated by GOP challenger, Jason Ortitay in 2014. Szpara will get a chance to face Ortitay in the general election.
The 46th Legislative District covers part of Allegheny and Washington Counties.