Incumbent treasurer Rob McCord defeated Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan to win reelection as Pennsylvania’s State Treasurer.
“I’m grateful and honored to have received the support of so many Pennsylvania voters,” McCord said in a statement. “Over the next four years, we’re going to continue to provide efficient, innovative approaches in state government.”
McCord said in the statement that he is going to build on his record of success, generate more profit for Pennsylvania, and deliver more positive results for Pennsylvania's seniors, middle class families, students and all who seek effective, good government.
As of 12:20 a.m. Wednesday and 95.8 percent of precincts reporting state-wide on Tuesday night, McCord won 52.6 percent of the vote and Irey Vaughan grabbed 43.9 percent of the votes.
“Congratulations to Treasurer McCord on an aggressive campaign,” said Jason Fitzgerald, Irey Vaughan’s campaign manager. “We wish him well.”
McCord oversaw tough economic times. McCord touts improved productivity to manage the agency, which has increased revenue to run the department.
He has demanded higher levels of efficiency, from fiscal review operations to stopping wasteful spending in the state, and has made sure Pennsylvania pension funds are invested in safe and secure assets.
Irey Vaughan was the youngest elected person and only woman ever elected commissioner of Washington County. She had balanced seven consecutive Washington county budgets without raising taxes, as previously reported. Vaughan says fiscal responsibility has been the hallmark of her career.