Tuesday's election was just a formality for four local candidates who were unopposed in their bids for re-election. A sitting state senator and three incumbent state representatives were re-elected without challengers Tuesday.
Sen. John Gordner, R-Berwick, unopposed in his bid for a third full term representing the 27th District, received 5,635 votes versus 79 for all write-in candidates. He was previously elected in 2008, 2004 and a 2003 special election. His district includes Hazleton and Sugarloaf Township in addition to Montour, Snyder, Northumberland, Columbia counties and parts of Dauphin County.
In state House races, Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-Taylor, won a second two-year term representing the 114th District with 1,637 votes versus 20 for all write-ins. His district includes Pittston Township and Yatesville in addition to parts of Lackawanna, Wyoming and Susquehanna counties.
In the 121st District, Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, won his fourth term in office unopposed. He received 15,539 votes versus 281 for all write-ins. His district includes Wilkes-Barre and Wilkes-Barre Township, Plains Township, Ashley and parts of Hanover Township.
Rep. Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake, won her fourth term representing the 117th District with 20,074 votes versus 197 for all write-ins. Her district includes much of the Back Mountain, Shickshinny and parts of Wyoming and Columbia counties.
All election results are unofficial until certified by the state.