Recent news developments from the last few days will trigger two additional state legislative special elections to be scheduled later this year:
Republican State Representative Tom Killion easily defeated non-profit executive Marty Molloy (D) in the Special Election in Pennsylvania State Senate District #9 on Tuesday. Killion carried both counties in the district by a nearly equal margin, 57%-43%.
In addition to all of the primary elections taking place in Pennsylvania today (President, U.S. Senate, Congress, down-ballot executive office, and state legislature), there is also a special election for a State Senate seat in the Philadelphia suburbs. Republican Senate Majority leader Dominic Pileggi was elected to a county judgeship last November after holding this seat for almost 15 years. He vacated SD #9 on December 31st, with the special election being held today.