Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In a Special Election today for the 134th District, voters will choose the person who will serve out the remaining eight months of former state Rep. Doug Reichley's seat in the state House of Representatives. Republican Ryan Mackenzie and Democrat Patrick Slattery are vying for the seat, which became vacant when Reichley was elected as a Lehigh County judge. All voters, including those not registered in a party, may cast ballots for either candidate in the Special Election. Today is also the Primary. In addition to choosing who will serve out Reichley's seat, voters also will choose their party's nominees for the 134th state House race. The primary winners will square off in the November general election for a two-year term that will …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Patch has sent questionnaires to the candidates vying for the open 134th District House seat in the April Special Election, as well as the candidates in the Republican primary.
Voters in the 134th District will have several decisions in front of them when they enter the voting booth on April 24. First, they will choose in a Special Election a candidate to fill the House seat that has been open since Doug Reichley left the legislature for the judicial branch in January. In that race, Democratic candidate Patrick Slattery of Lower Macungie is facing off against Republican nominee Ryan MacKenzie of South Whitehall. The winner of the Special Election will serve the remaining seven months of Reichley's term. Republican voters will also be asked to choose a candidate to run for the 134th House seat in the General Election in November. In that primary race, the candidates are MacKenzie and Arlene Dabrow of Lower …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Ryan Mackenzie, of South Whitehall, is the Republican nominee in the April 24 special election for the 134th state House seat.
A 29-year-old South Whitehall man was nominated Thursday night to be the GOP nominee in the special election to fill the 134th state House seat. Ryan Mackenzie, 29, was chosen by 18 Republican conferees who gathered in Lower Macungie. The conferees had the opportunity to hear from Mackenzie and four other Republican hopefuls -- Arlene Dabrow, Rob Hamill, Wanda Mercado-Arroyo and Dennis Nemes, all of Lower Macungie. The special election will be held April 24, the same day as the primary. Mackenzie will face Democrat Patrick Slattery of Lower Macungie, who was nominated on Tuesday to be his party's candidate in the special election. Mackenzie and the other four hopefuls also are running for the Republican nomination in the primary, and …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
PA Supreme Court orders House Speaker to schedule special elections for six vacant House seats on April 24.
On Feb. 29, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered the Pennsylvania House Speaker to schedule special elections for six vacant House seats, including the 134th District seat vacated by Doug Reichley, on April 24 - the day of the already scheduled primary election. Rep. Sam Smith originally had until Feb. 24 to seek a special election for Reichley's seat to have the election happen during the April Pennsylvania primary. That deadline passed without Smith calling for a special election. With the Supreme Court decision, the election for Reichley's former seat, and the other open slots, will take place using the 2001 election maps.