Results of Tuesday, November 8, 2022 General Election

November 9, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SHAPIRO/DAVIS AND FETTERMAN WIN, HOULAHAN RETURNS TO CONGRESS , AND CHESTER COUNTY FLIPS ONE MORE ASSEMBLY SEAT, UNOFFICIALLY TAKING CONTROL OF STATE HOUSE

West Chester, PA. (NOVEMBER 9, 2022) – Last night was not just a great night for Chester County voters and the Chester County Democratic Party, but a win for Pennsylvania and our nation. Voters selected Josh Shapiro and Austin Davis for Governor and Lt. Governor, sent John Fetterman to Washington as our next Senator, re-elected Chrissy Houlahan to Congress, re-elected incumbent Democratic state Representatives and a state Senator, held the open seat in the 156th, and flipped the 26th district in northern Chester County.

According to Chester County Democratic Chairwoman Charlotte Valyo, “Democracy was on the ballot and democracy won. The voters came out in unprecedented numbers for a midterm election and proved that when people are able to vote, democracy wins.

The fight to protect our rights continues. The misinformation will continue and so will the attacks on the integrity of our elections. We cannot let our guard down; our vote is our voice.

We are thankful to and proud of all of our candidates. They ran positive, value-centered campaigns. Democrats Deliver at every level.”

Congratulations to the following Democratic Party winners:

US Senator: John Fetterman
Governor: Josh Shapiro
Lt Governor: Austin Davis
US Congress 6th District: Chrissy Houlahan
PA State Senate 44: Katie Muth
PA House 155: Daniel Friel Otten
PA House 26:  Paul Friel
PA House 167: Kristine Howard
PA House 156: Chris Pielli
PA House 158: Christina Sappey
PA House 157: Melissa Shusterman
PA House 74: Dan Williams

Although still unofficial, the Democratic State Committee has declared they have won control of the state House and selected Rep. Joanna McClinton as next speaker.

Meet the 2023 Candidates who have announced their intention to run in the Primary Election

[This list is tentative and will be formalized after the CCDC Endorsement Convention]

  • County Commissioners: Josh Maxwell and Marian Moskowitz (incumbents)
  • District Attorney: Chris de Barrena-Sarobe
  • Prothonotary: Debbie Bookman (incumbent)
  • Recorder of Deeds: Diane O'Dwyer and Joshua Young
  • Register of Wills: Michelle Vaughn (incumbent)
  • Sheriff: Brad DeSando, Kevin Dykes, and Guenter Volgger
  • Judge, Court of Common Pleas (5 openings): Sarah Black, Nicole Forzato, Joe Heffern, Matt Holt, Kristine Howard, Marc Lieberman, Fredda Maddox, Tip McCabe, James McMullen, Thomas Ost-Prisco,  Leonard Rivera, Deb Ryan, Paige Simmons, and MacKenzie Smith.  This list does not include Republicans who may cross-file on the Democratic Party ballot for the Court of Common Pleas race.

Four others have declared their intent to run for Magisterial District Judge openings around the county - Jose Colon, Joe Hutton, Bonnie Koss, and Kevin McDermott.

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