Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Coal Region Canary
Coal Region CanaryCoal Region Canary

Local News

Schuylkill Register of Wills Theresa Santai-Gaffney Running for PA-125

gaffney for 125th

Current Schuylkill County Register of Wills Theresa Santai-Gaffney appears ready to run for a seat in the state House of Representatives.

She dropped a hint on her plans in a Friday evening Facebook post on her personal brand Page.

gaffney for 125 announcement


And then underneath it, she scoops herself with the hashtag, #GaffneyForThe125th.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Santai-Gaffney Running for 125th

Gaffney looks to secure the Republican nomination to run for the the 125th District in Harrisburg.

gaffney for 125th

She’s the second recently elected Schuylkill County Courthouse official to make a run for this seat.

Just yesterday, current Schuylkill County Controller Christy Joy announced his bid for the Republican nomination in a statement released first to

Each of them are trying to win the seat that current State Rep. Mike Tobash is retiring from at the end of his term this year. Earlier this week, we first reported that Tobash would not seek re-election for the 125th District.

Both Santai-Gaffney and Joy figure to hold on to their jobs at Schuylkill County Courthouse through the course of the campaign, of course. They were just elected to new 4-year terms in November.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Republican Control of the 125th

No Democrats have come forward seeking the nomination for the 125th.

Republicans have been in the seat for the 125th for all but 4 years since 1989.

In 1989, Bob Allen first took office. He held that seat until 2006. Allen lost in the Republican Primary to then County Controller Gary Hornberger following the 2005 Pay Raise Scandal that shook up Harrisburg briefly.

Hornberger lost in the 2006 General Election to Democrat Tim Seip, who held the seat for a single term. Tobash has been in office since 2011.


Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Subscribe to Coal Region Canary

Get email updates from Coal Region Canary by becoming a subscriber today. Just enter your email address below to get started!

News Tips?

Let us know of news happening in your area. Use our NEWS TIPS ENTRY FORM
1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Coalregion12

    January 24, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    Pass the popcorn. This will be a no holds bar, drag out fight between Gaffney and Joy. Could tear the Skook Republicans down.

  2. Pingback: Former Middleport Mayor John Leshko Running for State House in the 123rd - Coal Region Canary

  3. Pingback: Herv Breault Adds to GOP Choices for State House 125th - Coal Region Canary

  4. Pingback: Hamburg Area's Taylor Picone Offering Democrat Challenge to Knowles in 124th Race - Coal Region Canary

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More From The Canary

Local News

Woman arrested Friday was home health care worker allegedly providing meth to patient.

Local Weather

The wet weekend continues on Sunday.

Local Business News

Food, crafters, and artists among those setting up shop this weekend.

Local News

The latest info on the growing tropical threat ...

Schuylkill County Police News

A Schuylkill County woman is facing a terroristic threats charge after reportedly saying she’d kill a daughter and her mother in New Philadelphia. According...

Local News

Tropical Storm Ophelia rushed ashore in North Carolina early Saturday morning. While coastal communities from North Carolina to New Jersey are currently dealing with...

Local News

Justice Dept. says Javier Guzman dealt "high-quality" meth in the area in 2022.

Local News

The phishing operation carried on for 2 years.

Schuylkill County Police News

The world's gone mad.

Local News

Heavy rain still expected here, though maybe not as much as previously forecasted.

Schuylkill County Police News

A search of the mall came up empty for a bomb.

PA News

The election would be 5 weeks sooner than it's currently scheduled.