With November 6th behind us, the election results in Pennsylvania are fairly straight forward (affording us all a much deserved reprieve from ads on TV). Governor Wolf handily won a second term. Republicans retained control of both the PA House and the PA Senate, though the Republican Majority in the House was whittled by 10 seats. Democrats saw victory in key races in the Southeast including the ousting of Warren Kampf (R-157 from Chester and Montgomery Counties) by Melissa Shusterman. Warren was a tremendous friend of long term care and senior services. Many other supporters of the long-term care community were able to hold on in their races.
Confusion abounded in the United States House races from the redrawing of the electoral map. Results came in with an evenly split Pennsylvania Delegation in the US House with many incumbents retaining a seat, but possibly not in the same district they previously held the seat. The US House flipped from Republican control, to the Democrats; many results across the country remain uncalled, therefore leaving the scope of the new Democrat majority to be determined. Senator Bob Casey retained his seat.
LeadingAge PA will provide more information on the election results and will continue to offer resources about who represents you beginning in 2019. If you have questions, contact Georgia Goodman (firstname.lastname@example.org).