CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — State Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, will have a Democratic challenger in his bid for re-election this fall.
A Gettysburg, Pa., man who announced a last-minute write-in campaign prior to the April 24 primary election appears to have secured enough votes to run in the Nov. 6 general election.
Unofficial election results indicate Bruce Neylon had approximately 1,021 votes and will appear on ballots for Pennsylvania’s 33rd Senate District.
Alloway, who was first elected in 2008, appeared unopposed on Republican primary ballots.
Both Neylon (a Democrat) and Mercersburg, Pa., resident James B. “Jim” Taylor (a Republican) ran write-in campaigns for Alloway’s seat.
County election boards are reviewing write-in votes from the primary election this week to submit results to the Pennsylvania Department of State. The state will verify results before announcing official winners in races that cross county lines, such as the 33rd Senate District seat.
Franklin County Deputy Chief Clerk Jean Byers said her county’s election officials have finished cumulating write-in votes. The Adams County Elections Board posted its results online.