The Lehigh Valley has a Congressional representative once again.
Last night, Democrat Susan Wild was sworn in to represent Pennsylvania’s old 15th Congressional District for the remainder of this session.
Wild defeated Republican Marty Nothstein in both the Special Election for Pennsylvania’s old 15th District and the newly drawn 7th District,.
Wild narrowly edged out Nothstein in the Special Election, by less than 1,000 votes according to the Morning Call. That race was not officially called until just over a week after the election. She comfortably defeated Nothstein in the new boundaries, which she will begin to represent when the new Congressional class in sworn in.
Wild becomes the second woman in Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation since 2015 joining fellow Democrat Mary Gay Scanlon, who was also sworn in earlier this month to represent Pennsylvania’s old 7th District in the Philadelphia suburbs.
When the new Congress is sworn in January, Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation will add two more women as well, Madeleine Dean (PA-4) and Chrissy Houlahan (PA-6). Entering 2018, Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation was all male.