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BREAKING: Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver Wins 27th Senate District Special Election

From a press release

The Pennsylvania Senate Republican Campaign Committee (PA SRCC) announced Tuesday evening that State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver has won the 27th District State Senate Special Election by a current 13,795 vote margin.

With her victory, Senator-Elect Schlegel Culver will be the first woman to represent the 27th Senate District in the State Senate. When Schlegel Culver is sworn in there will be nine women serving in the Republican Caucus of the State Senate, a new record.

“Senator-Elect Lynda Schlegel Culver will be a great addition to the Republican caucus,” PA SRCC Cycle chair Sen. Dave Argall stated. “She was a great candidate and ran a strong campaign. Her overwhelming victory shows that Pennsylvanians have confidence that the Republican caucus in the Pennsylvania Senate is working for them to help grow our economy, support our most vulnerable, and be a voice for them in Harrisburg.”

“The PA SRCC is dedicated to helping to protect and grow our new 28 to 22 Republican majority in the Pennsylvania Senate,” Senator Argall continued. “With this victory in the 27th District Special Election we are off to a great start this cycle and will continue to pick-up momentum.”

The 27th District includes parts of Luxerne, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland and Snyder counties and is a Republican-leaning district.  Culver bested Democrat Patricia Lawton.  Former Sen. John Gardner resigned Nov. 30, 2022 to accept a position as counsel to Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward.