Pennsylvania 2024 Primary Election Roundup

Here are results from some closely watched races locally, and across the state.
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The 2024 Pennsylvania primary election had few surprises as early results and projections were being announced on Wednesday morning by The Washington Post and the Pennsylvania Department of State.

In Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District, Democrat Ashley Ehasz, running uncontested, was declared the victor.

Incumbent Republican Brian Fitzpatrick, the projected winner according to the WAPO, easily secured his place on the November general election ballot with 37,127 votes over GOP contender Mark Houck who received 21,999 votes.

Five Democrats entered the race for Pennsylvania Attorney General but Eugene Depasquale is the projected winner with 364,047 votes, according to WAPO. Contenders included Keir Bradford Grey with 153,072 votes, Joe Khan with 164,164 votes, Jaren Solomon with 133,646 votes and Jack Stollsteimer with 208,195 votes.

Democrats Malcolm Kenyatta and Mark Pinsley competed for state Auditor General with Kenyatta being the projected winner with 633,737 votes and Pinsley receiving 353,601 votes, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State.

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For state treasurer, Democrat Erin McClelland was ahead with 533,445 votes versus her Democratic Contender Ryan Bizzaro who had secured 448,952 votes on Wednesday morning, according to the Department of State.

Other Democratic Congressional races of interest included:

PA03 Democratic incumbent Dwight Evans is the projected winner with 84,346 votes against Tracy Gordon’s 11,798 votes according to WAPO.

PA07 Democratic incumbent Susan Wild will face off against projected winner Republican Ryan McKenzie who secured 23,448 votes against fellow Republicans Kevin Dellicker with 18,780 votes and Marian Montero with 12,890 per WAPO.

PA10 where six Democratic candidates competed, Janelle Stelson is the project winner by WAPO with 26,464 votes, and will run against Republican incumbent Scott Perry in November. Other Democratic contenders included John Broadhurst with 2,303 votes, Rick Coplen with 5,438 votes, Shamaine Daniels with 8,720 votes, Blake Lynch with 3,375 votes and Mike O’Brien 14,034 votes.

PA12 Democratic incumbent Summer Lee received 63,756 votes and is the projected winner who ran against Bhavini Patel with 41,383 votes, per WAPO.

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Jenny Stephens

Jenny Stephens is a freelance journalist who has written for a variety of publications, including The Reporter. An avid collector of all things vintage, she resides in the Philadelphia area.

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