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Lt. Gov. John Fetterman Signs Writ for Special Election in 5th District to Replace Former Sen. John Sabatina Jr.

01/08/2022

​<p><strong>Harrisburg, PA</strong> - Lt. Gov. John Fetterman on Saturday signed a writ declaring a special election to replace Senator John Sabatina Jr., who resigned from his Senate seat on New Year’s Eve after being elected to the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas last November.</p><p><br />The special election will be held during the primary, currently scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2021.</p><p>Fetterman selected Primary Day to make it more convenient for voters and to save taxpayer money.</p><p> </p><p>Sabatina represented the 5th District of the Senate for more than six years, from 2015 to 2021.</p><p>The district covers several wards and divisions in part of Philadelphia County.</p>

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