Dem Professor Enters Special Election

The seat leans heavily Republican.

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Ally Mutnick
Nov. 6, 2017, 10:20 a.m.

California University of Pennsylvania Professor Rueben Brock (D) entered the race to replace former Rep. Tim Murphy (R). “Brock is at least the sixth Democrat seeking the seat. He is fundraising through GoFundMe to court party delegates he will need if he wants the nomination for the special election.” He has a doctorate in counseling psychology and is a professional counselor. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

NOMINATION PROCESS. “GOP chairmen in Allegheny, Washington, Greene and Westmoreland counties finalized their 215” delegates to choose a special election nominee, “according to a list obtained Saturday.” State Sen. Kim Ward “will have a one-vote advantage from the start — provided she’s on good terms with her daughter-in-law. Suzanne Ward is married to Kim Ward’s son, Michael, and is among the conferees. Another conferee, Allegheny County Councilman Sam DeMarco, already has indicated he plans to support” state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler. “Other conferees include” former a chief of staff to state Rep. Rick Saccone (R) “and current Pleasant Hills Councilman Dan Soltesz, state Rep. Mark Mustio, Kim Stolfer of Firearm Owners Against Crime, Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughn, Washington and Jefferson College Professor Joe DiSarro, a handful of former staffers of Mr. Murphy’s district offices, and many local committee chairs and vice-chairs.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


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