Pennsylvania Senate election, 2016

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The 2016 elections for the Pennsylvania State Senate were held on November 8, 2016, with all odd-numbered districts being contested. Primary elections were held on April 26, 2016. The term of office for those elected in 2016 will begin when the Senate convenes in January 2017. Pennsylvania State Senators are elected to four-year terms, with 25 of the 50 seats contested every two years.[1][better source needed]

Republicans have controlled the chamber since March 1994 (24 years).

Overview[edit]

Affiliation Candidates Votes Vote % Seats Won Seats After
Republican 19 1,467,674 53.29% 16 (Increase3) 34
Democratic 18 1,272,575 46.20% 9 (Decrease3) 16
Independent 2 14,032 0.51% 0
Total 39 2,754,281 100% 25 50

Polling[edit]

Special election[edit]

A special election was held on April 26, 2016, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Dominic Pileggi on January 5, 2016 after his election to a county judgeship.[2]

District Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes %
9 Republican Dominic Pileggi Resigned Republican Thomas Killion 41,613 56.8
Democratic Martin Molloy 31,533 43
Write-in Scattered 138 0.2

General election[edit]

District Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes %
1 Democratic Larry Farnese Unopposed Democratic Larry Farnese 114,099 100
3 Democratic Shirley Kitchen Open Democratic Sharif Street 98,955 100
5 Democratic John Sabatina Won Democratic John Sabatina 64,508 67.09
Republican Ross Feinberg 31,644 32.91
7 Democratic Vincent Hughes Unopposed Democratic Vincent Hughes 108,471 100
9 Republican Thomas Killion Won Republican Thomas Killion 70,764 51.36
Democratic Martin Molloy 67,011 48.64
11 Democratic Judy Schwank Unopposed Democratic Judy Schwank 98,370 100
13 Republican Lloyd Smucker Open Republican Scott Martin 66,595 57.87
Democratic Gregory Paulson 48,476 42.13
15 Democratic Rob Teplitz Lost Republican John DiSanto 62,774 51.72
Democratic Rob Teplitz 58,591 48.28
17 Democratic Daylin Leach Won Democratic Daylin Leach 88,827 63.98
Republican Brian Gondek 50,010 36.02
19 Democratic Andy Dinniman Won Democratic Andy Dinniman 75,615 56.40
Republican Jack London 58,456 43.60
21 Republican Scott Hutchinson Unopposed Republican Scott Hutchinson 101,525 100
23 Republican Gene Yaw Unopposed Republican Gene Yaw 85,889 100
25 Republican Joe Scarnati Won Republican Joe Scarnati 76,416 74.84
Democratic Jerri Buchanan 25,686 25.16
27 Republican John Gordner Unopposed Republican John Gordner 83,083 100
29 Republican Dave Argall Unopposed Republican Dave Argall 92,537 100
31 Republican Pat Vance Retired Republican Mike Regan 87,269 64.61
Democratic John Bosha 38,478 28.49
Independent Kenneth Gehosky 9,331 6.91
33 Republican Rich Alloway Unopposed Republican Richard Alloway 99,377 100
35 Democratic John Wozniak Retired Republican Wayne Langerholc 68,397 62.32
Democratic Ed Cernic, Jr. 41,349 37.68
37 Republican Guy Reschenthaler Won Republican Guy Reschenthaler 90,987 60.65
Democratic Edward Eichenlaub 59,044 39.35
39 Republican Kim Ward Unopposed Republican Kim Ward 111,696 100
41 Republican Don White Won Republican Don White 76,843 68.44
Democratic Tony DeLoreto 30,739 27.38
Independent Stanley Buggey 4,701 4.19
43 Democratic Jay Costa Unopposed Democratic Jay Costa 114,984 100
45 Democratic Jim Brewster Unopposed Democratic Jim Brewster 89,016 100
47 Republican Elder Vogel Unopposed Republican Elder Vogel 95,622 100
49 Democratic Sean Wiley Lost Republican Dan Laughlin 57,790 53.44
Democratic Sean Wiley 50,356 46.56

Source: [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikisource:Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1874/Article 2
  2. ^ "Official Election Results for the Special Election for Senator in the General Assembly for the 9th District" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of State. May 11, 2016. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  3. ^ "Official Election Results". Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved December 27, 2016.