SD33 & SD41: Special Election Set for May 21

Today, Lt. Gov John Fetterman announced May 21, the same day as the Pennsylvania primary, as the special election dates to fill two vacant state Senate seats.

Sen. Richard Alloway (R-Franklin), who represented the 33rd District since 2009, announced in January he was resigning from office on Feb. 28. In an interview with The Caucus, Alloway said he’s going to be a lobbyist and cited being “sick and tired” of politics in Harrisburg as a reason for retiring from office. Alloway was unopposed in his most recent reelection bid in 2016.

Sen. Don White (R-Indiana), who represented the 41st District since 2001, announced he was retiring from office as of Feb. 28. White, 69, stated he felt much older than his current age after nearly 2 decades in the state legislature.

“When I came here, I was 50 years old, and I felt like I was 30,” he said. “But now, I’m 69, and I feel like I’m 89.”

White was comfortably re-elected in 2016 by a 40 plus point margin.

The nominees for both elections will be selected by the parties.

Each winner of the special election will serve through 2020.

4 Responses

  1. I think for the Republicans will hold on to State senate district 33 and for the democrats will gain the state senate district 41 in 2019.

      1. I do and the district has trended in enough of a red way for me to believe that the conclusion is foregone.

      2. REALLY? You can’t just disagree you have to be insulting as well. Thanks for being part of the problem.

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