– Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today ordered a special election be held to fill the vacant seat in the 170th Legislative District in Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 24.
Turzai filed the writ of election, the formal document setting the date of a special election, with the Department of State. A copy of the writ is also being filed with the board of elections in Philadelphia.
The vacancy was created by the Jan. 2 retirement of Rep. Brendan Boyle prior to his being sworn in as a member of Congress representing the 13th Pennsylvania Congressional District.
Candidates for the office will be selected by a process designated by their respective political parties, and the winner of the special election will take office after the results are certified.
The Bustleton Avenue district office formerly operated by Boyle will remain open under supervision of the House, to assist constituents with issues or problems, and continue constituent inquiries already in progress. The office will remain until a new representative takes office and decides how to manage the district. The office information is below:
14230 Bustleton Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19116
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays
Representative Mike Turzai
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Stephen Miskin
717.772.9943 (office), 717.756.3936 (cell)