Pennsylvanians vote for 2022 primaries under recut maps – NBC10 Philadelphia

Voters from both parties on Tuesday chose Pennsylvania state officials to be their nominees for lieutenant governor this fall and some prominent GOP leaders in the General Assembly found themselves in tight races.

Republicans elected state Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso to run in November with their pick for governor, state senator Doug Mastriano. Democrats have given their gubernatorial nominee, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, his pick for second-in-command, Rep. Austin Davis.

DelRosso, in his first term in the General Assembly, prevailed in a nine-candidate race, while Davis easily beat state Representative Brian Sims, whose vigorous campaign could not overcome the Shapiro’s endorsement for Davis. Both DelRosso and Davis are from Allegheny County.

Davis, a McKeesport resident, has been a state representative since 2018 and is a former executive aide to Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, a prominent elected Democrat. DelRosso is a former borough council member who runs a public affairs and marketing firm.

In Pennsylvania, candidates for governor and lieutenant governor are not paired in the primary ballot, but run as a ticket in the fall.

The Lieutenant Governor is the Chairman of the Board of Pardons and presides over sessions of the State Senate.

As the votes were still being counted late Tuesday, the Republican chairs of the powerful Appropriations Committee of both state legislative chambers were in very close races – Sen. Pat Browne, of Lehigh County, and State Rep. Stan Saylor , of York County.

Another veteran member of the York County Republican House, Rep. Keith Gillespie, was also in close competition.

In another fiercely competitive primary, state Rep. Summer Lee, D-Allegheny, was neck and neck with attorney Steve Irwin for an open seat in Congress in the Pittsburgh area.

Pennsylvania voters also voted in primary contests for 17 congressional seats on Tuesday. The state’s delegation to the US House was 18 – nine Democrats and nine Republicans – before one delegate was lost due to 2020 census figures.

At the State House, three races have pitted incumbents in districts where the primary winner is likely to be sworn in in January.

Northwest of Harrisburg, Rep. Perry Stambaugh was well ahead in the GOP primary against Rep. Johnathan Hershey. Southwest of Allentown, Republican Representative Ryan Mackenzie had a large lead over Representative Gary Day. And in Philadelphia, Democrat Chris Rabb won the primary against Representative Isabella Fitzgerald.

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