HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) Wednesday issued a Writ of Election for Feb. 7, 2023, for a special election to fill the vacancy in House District 32 created by the death of Rep.-Elect Tony DeLuca (D-Allegheny).
Allegheny County, in which the entirety of House District 32 sits, certified the results of the 2022 General Election on Nov. 28, 2022. Those certified results include the election of the now-deceased DeLuca, which creates the vacancy that will be filled.
“Given the prospect of an evenly-divided House of Representatives, it is imperative we use the normal order of business in the House to ensure that this special election is called as soon as possible,” Cutler said. “With a vacancy created now, and more likely to come, it is a fundamental obligation the House, and its speaker, to bring about predictability and certainty in representation for Pennsylvanians.”
In 2010, then-Speaker Keith McCall issued a Writ of Election for a special election to fill a vacancy created in House District 185 in the following session following the death of Rep. Bob Donatucci.
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 confirmed.
Speaker Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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