Allegheny County elections board certifies District 21 special election results – Pennsylvania Capital-Star

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Board of Elections on Monday unanimously certified the results of a Sept. 19 special election in District 21 that will send Democrat Lindsay Powell to Harrisburg as the district’s official representative in the state House. She is expected to be sworn in later today. 

Powell’s win gives House Democrats a 102-101 majority over Republicans. She is the first Black woman to represent District 21, which includes Millvale, Etna, Shaler and Reserve townships and part of the city of Pittsburgh. 

With 100% of precincts reporting, Powell had 7,318 votes to Republican Erin Autenreith’s 3,848 votes, according to results on the county elections division website. Turnout for the election in the heavily Democratic district was just 23.5 percent. 

The election was held to replace three-term representative Sara Innamorato, who resigned in August to focus on her campaign for Allegheny County Executive. She’ll face off against Republican opponent Joe Rockey in a second debate on Oct. 3.

Originally published at,by Kim Lyons

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