May. 11, 2015

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today ordered two special elections be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4, to fill the vacant seats in the 87th Legislative District in Cumberland County and the 161st Legislative District in Delaware County.

Turzai filed each writ of election, the formal document setting the date of a special election, with the Department of State. Copies of the writs also are being filed with the board of elections for each affected county.

The vacancies were created by the April 30 resignations of former Reps. Glen Grell (R-Cumberland County) and Joe Hackett (R-Delaware County).

Candidates for the office will be selected by a process designated by their respective political parties, and the winner of the special elections will take office after the results are certified.

District offices of both former members will remain open under supervision of the House to assist constituents with issues or problems, and continue constituent inquiries already in progress. The offices will remain until new representatives take office and decide how to manage the district.

The 87th Legislative District office is located at 5521 Carlisle Pike, Suite 2-D, in Mechanicsburg and may be reached at 717-795-6091.

The 161st Legislative District office is located at 1300 E. MacDade Blvd. in Folsom and may be reached by phone at 855-271-9389 or 610-461-5543.

Constituents may also reach the legislative offices online at and

Representative Mike Turzai
The Speaker
28th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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