Ryan Mackenzie ousts Gary Day in 187th Legislative District

Redistricting, partly, has shaken issues up within the Pennsylvania’s 187th Legislative District, the place two present Pennsylvania state representatives had been vying for the Republican nomination.

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, who at present serves the 134th District, stored his lead over Rep. Gary Day, who presently serves the “outdated” 187th District.

Mackenzie received the nomination with about 61% of the vote, versus Day’s 39%.

The redrawing of boundaries authorized earlier this 12 months put Mackenzie — who lives in Decrease Macungie Township — within the new 187th District. The brand new 187th District is a part of Lehigh County, together with Heidelberg, Decrease Macungie, Lynn, a part of Higher Macungie, Washington and Weisenberg townships, and the boroughs of Alburtis and Macungie.

Mackenzie entered the political area via a particular election for state consultant in 2012. He beforehand served as coverage director within the Pennsylvania Division of Labor and Trade. He at present serves on the board of the Larger Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the chief council of the Lehigh Profession and Technical Institute, and the board of a nonprofit that gives inexpensive housing for seniors.   

Day, who lives in Heidelberg Township, was first elected to his place in 2008. He’s chair of the Home Getting old and Older Grownup Companies Committee. Earlier than his life in public workplace, Day was the director of promoting and human assets for Service Electrical Cablevision and the chief assistant to the Allentown mayor.

In Tuesday’s major election, there was nobody on the poll for the Democratic nomination for the 187th Legislative District.

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