Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, defeated Republican challenger Ron Reese in the race for Pennsylvania State House Representative in the 77th District.
Conklin won with 65.5 percent of the votes compared to Reese’s 34.5 percent of the votes with 98.54 percent of votes in as of 12:49 a.m, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State website.
“Conklin is humbled and honored by the results,” Tor Michaels, Conklin’s chief of staff, said.
Conklin has served in the state house since 2006, according to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives website.
“Conklin looks forward to continuing his work of bringing good paying jobs to the area, increasing funding for education and being a supporter and advocate for Penn State University,” Michaels said.
Reese is a former Worth Township supervisor who entered into the race as a write-in, according to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives website.
“I would like to congratulate Scott,” Reese said Tuesday night.
The people of the 77th District have made it clear they are more confident with Conklin as their representative instead of a conservative representative in their district at this time, Reese added.