Elections Government

Special Election Set To Fill Vacant State Representative Seat

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A special election to fill the recently-vacated state representative seat in the 178th Legislative District will be held this year.

The special election for the district that is made up of New Hope, Northampton, Solebury, Upper Makefield and Wrightstown will take place May 15, according to Speaker of the House Mike Turzai Mike Turzai, a Republican from Allegheny County.

Petri, an Upper Makefield resident, resigned from his elected position to take a new job as executive director of the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA.)

Petri’s district office at 1038 Second Street Pike, Suite 101 in Northampton’s Richboro section will remain open to assist constituents.

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Tom Sofield

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001