Special Election

March 21, 2017

The special election for State Representative in the 197th district will be held on Tuesday, March 21. If there is a vacancy in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. The presiding officer in the house where the vacancy happened must call for an election.

In the 197th District PA House Speaker Mike Turzai scheduled a special election for Tues., March 21 to fill the vacant seat left by disgraced state representative, Leslie Acosta, who resigned six months after confessing to a felony misdemeanor to commit money laundering.