Harrisburg, PA - Lt. Gov. John Fetterman on Monday signed a writ declaring a special election to replace Senator John Blake, who left to pursue another opportunity.
The special election will be held during the primary, Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
Democratic leaders and Fetterman decided to hold the special election on Primary Day to make it more convenient for voters and less expensive for taxpayers in the district.
Blake represented the 22nd District of the Senate for 10 years, from 2011 to 2021.
The district covers all of Lackawanna County, part of Luzerne County (Avoca, Dupont, Duryea, and Pittston Township), and part of Monroe County (Barrett, Coolbaugh, and Price townships).
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