SUNBURY – It was an easy win for state house member Lynda Schlegel Culver in her quest to move up to the upper chamber at the state capital, she easily won election as a state senator in the 27th district.
She told supporters in the Northumberland area Tuesday night, “I am honored and humbled by the faith the voters of the greater Susquehanna Valley and Northeast PA have placed in me to represent the 27th State Senatorial District.”
Voters in the 27th state senate district, by about a two to one margin in the unofficial results, choose Schelgel Culver over democrat Patricia Lawton of Bloomsburg. No results are in from a write-in Libertarian candidate Thomas Anderson. Voters are replacing republican John Gordner who stepped down to work as counsel to Senate President Pro Tem Kim Ward.
Republicans in the district have a two-to-one voter registration advantage, the district includes all of Columbia, Montour, Northumberland and Snyder counties, as well as part of Luzerne County.
In a prepared statement, Schelgel Culver said, “I want to thank the voters, our dedicated volunteers, our campaign team, and the leadership of the Pennsylvania State Senate, in particular, President Pro Tempore Kim Ward and Majority Leader Joe Pittman, for their support. More importantly, I must thank my family for joining me on this journey. We could not have done this without the incredible support and efforts from our five county GOP committees and our county chairs. Serving the public is deeply rewarding, but that does come at the expense of time with my family. They have supported me in my role, and I am deeply grateful for their continued support.”