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SD-24: Hansen Makes Democratic Ballot Through Write-In Votes

Jack Hansen
Jack Hansen

Jack Hansen received enough write-in votes to become the Democratic nominee in the race for State Senate in the 24th district.

Hansen entered the race after a vacancy in the first week of May. In that short timeframe he not only got the requisite 500 write-ins but finished with 1,506.

“I am deeply moved by everyone who took the time to do a write-in vote for me,” Hansen said. “I will work just as hard for all of you from now until November, and even harder when I am elected to serve you in the Senate. Thank you!”

The 24th district is currently represented by incumbent Republican Senator Bob Mensch. The district contains most of upper Montgomery and Bucks Counties as well as the Southeast corner of Berks. 945 of Hansen’s votes come from Montco.

“That’s an impressive number for a write-in campaign,” noted Montgomery County Young Democrats President Nate Webster. “I have worked with Jack on past campaigns, so I am not surprised that he got well over the minimum required, but to triple it is phenomenal.”

Hansen served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and has been a member of the Lansdale Borough Council since 2008, including a stint as president. Sen. Mensch won a special election in 2009 and re-election in 2010, he is currently seeking a second full term.

3 Responses

  1. PoliticsPA should do a comprehensive look at the state of play for the Pennsylvania Senate. Which seats are tossups? Which are safe?

  2. Post at 3:04pm is obvious fake.

    Anyway, this is a tough district for Dems, as the GOP has a 10,000 voter registration advantage (61K to 51K) and in 2010 a much stronger GOP turnout, relative to the number of registered voters (GOP 63% turnout Dems 51% turnout).

    It’s hard to say how many moderate Republicans turned out and voted Dem in 2010. This year Corbett will be a drag on the GOP ticket.

    Hansen’s performance in the write-in is encouraging, but this is going to be an uphill battle for the Dems, even if Wolf has coattails.

  3. Going to be a big D year with Corbett putting a drag on the entire ticket. Mensch should be careful here. Be seen as practical, willing to work across the aisle. Bi-partisan consensus builder, distance himself from Corbett. Make allies who have shown they are not in lock step with the GOP right, the Party leadership, or Corbett. The public is tired of gridlock. They want results. Party labels are becoming less, and less relevant.

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