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Previewing the Race for PA State House 125th District

pa state house 125th district preview

pa state house 125th district preview

Four Republicans want to replace State Rep. Mike Tobash in the 125th District.

Tobash announced earlier this year he’s retiring from public office. And since then, candidates have been lining up to replace him. That’s on the Republican side, at least. No Democrats will appear on the ballot on June 2 for Pennsylvania’s rescheduled primary election.

Primary Election – PA House 125th District

Here’s who is running on the GOP ticket for the 125th District:

  • Christy Joy
  • Theresa Santai-Gaffney
  • Herv Breault
  • Joe Kerwin Jr.

Two of the candidates recently won election to Schuylkill County row offices in the November 2019 General Election.

Joy was re-elected as Schuylkill County Controller. Gaffney won re-election as Schuylkill County Register of Wills.

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Breault is a local business owner. And Kerwin is an assistant District Attorney in Dauphin County.

Again, no Democrats will appear on that party’s ballot for the 125th District.

Tobash, a Republican, served in the House since 2011. He defeated Democrat Tim Seip, who served in Harrisburg for 4 years.

PA 125th District

The 125th District includes the following municipalities in Schuylkill County:

  • Auburn
  • Barry Township
  • Cressona
  • Eldred Township
  • Frailey Township
  • Hegins Township
  • Hubley Township
  • Landingville
  • North Manheim Township
  • Norwegian Township
  • Pine Grove
  • Pine Grove Township
  • Porter Township
  • Pottsville – Ward 3
  • Pottsville – Ward 7
  • Schuylkill Haven
  • South Manheim Township
  • Tower City
  • Tremont
  • Tremont Township
  • Upper Mahantongo Township
  • Washington Township
  • Wayne Township

The district also includes the following municipalities in Dauphin County:

  • Berrysburg
  • Elizabethville
  • Gratz
  • Lykens
  • Lykens Township
  • Mifflin Township
  • Pillow
  • Washington Township
  • Wiconisco Township
  • Williamstown
  • Williams Township

Schuylkill Chamber Hosts Meet the Candidates Zoom Conference Call

The Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce typically hosts a Meet the Candidates Night before elections.

However, that plan got altered due to the coronavirus pandemic response. So, the Chamber hosted a Meet the Candidates Zoom conference call, allowing each of the 4 GOP candidates a chance to deliver a prepared message to voters.

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You can watch that call in its entirety here.

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