It looks like both parties have their nominees.
On Tuesday, a Republican committee narrowly recommended Frank Scavo over three other candidates as the party nominee for the special election 114th House District according to the Scranton Times-Tribune.
Scavo, 56, is a real estate investor, who has made multiple bids for elected office in Northeast Pennsylvania.
Scavo’s most recent run for office was in November when he lost to incumbent Democrat state Sen. John Blake for the state Senate’s 22nd District.
Scavo announced his intentions for this seat through a Facebook video on Jan. 6.
Scavo painted a clear picture of what issue is most important to his campaign in the video, while channeling his inner Trump in the process.
“I pledge to help senior citizens eliminate those school district property taxes as a first step and then look at legislation to help bring property tax elimination for all homes and all businesses,” Scavo says in the video. “…We need to drain the swamp in Harrisburg. Too many times our tax dollars go to Harrisburg and we don’t receive our fair share.”
According to the Times-Tribune, the county Republican executive committee will meet tonight to vote on “adopting the recommendation.”
Conigliaro and Serge have both committed to supporting his campaign, while they were unsuccessful in reaching Semenza for comment, the Times-Tribune reports.
The Democrats have already officially nominated Bridget Malloy Kosierowski as their candidate for the seat. Kosierowski, 46, is a registered nurse born and raised in Clarks Summit, who details “meaningful property tax solutions” as a priority in her campaign.
The special election winner will serve the remainder of Kavulich’s term, which ends Nov. 30, 2020.
Kavulich represented the 114th district in Lackawanna County and served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2011. He was a Democratic member of the following committees: Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Finance, Gaming Oversight, Local Government, and Tourism & Recreational Development.