On Monday, House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) announced Nov. 2 as the special election date to fill the open seat previously held by state Rep. Margo Davidson (D-Delaware).
Davidson resigned from office on July 22 after misdemeanor charges of Theft, Solicitation to Hinder Apprehension, and Election Code Violations were filed against her.
Davidson was first elected to represent the 164th state House District in 2010 after besting Republican Maureen Carey by 7 points. She fended off Democratic primary challengers in 2014 and 2016 and ran unopposed in 2020.
In 2018, Davidson finished in 9th place in the Democratic primary for the 5th Congressional District. She also considered a run for Lt. Governor in 2014, but never formally joined the race.
During this session, Davidson served as the Democratic Chair on the State Government Committee and as a member on the Government Oversight Committee.
The parties will pick the candidates to run in the special election.
There are currently two special elections for the state legislature slated to take place on the same day as the state’s November election.
In addition to the race to fill the 164th House District, there will also be a special election on Nov. 2 for the 113th House District, which was vacated by state Rep. Marty Flynn (D-Lackawanna) after he won a special election for the state Senate’s 22nd District.