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Susan Wild Sworn In Congress to Represent Old 15th District

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.

The Lehigh Valley seat was vacated by longtime Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Lehigh) in the Spring. Dent announced he would not seek reelection for the district in September 2017 and resigned in May 2018.

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.

8 Responses

  1. But, but, but…I have a gold medal and Little Woody told me I was going to be congressman!!! Somehow I lost the both 7th AND the 15th but I don’t believe it because I have a gold medal! Maybe the voters didn’t know that and I should let them know!

  2. Congratulations! Early swearing-in helps with seniority. One month as a Rep in Dent’s old seat and then off to the new district. King Scarnati won’t be able to gerrymander the districts into pretzels this go round of reapportionment so the “little d” democratic process can prevail.

    1. Get a life lol. You’re really going to spend your time commenting under someone else’s name on a PA political website?

  3. Lucky for Susan she already has a multimillion dollar mansion in DC, because her plan was always to go to washington to dive into the swamp. She legit was the solicitor for the most corrupt mayor in the state. I’M SURE HER HANDS ARE CLEAN AS CAN BE. Hey Susan, don’t change the wallpaper, you’ll be gone in two years.

      1. Logging in from jail. But really, as Dilbert states, Susan Wild won’t be a congresswoman in three years.

    1. Neither of these candidates were destined to serve more than one term in Congress. It was a weak candidate vs. a weak candidate with money.

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