Schweyer once more defeats Santiago for Democratic nomination in 134th Legislative District

After state Rep. Peter Schweyer narrowly defeated Enid Santiago by 55 votes within the 2020 Democratic main, Schweyer gained with a extra important lead Tuesday night time as the 2 had been again for a rematch in a distinct district.

Unofficial numbers confirmed Schweyer had 63% of the vote versus Santiago’s 37%.

Redistricting that occurred this yr put each candidates within the new 134th Legislative District, which incorporates Emmaus and elements of Allentown and Salisbury Township.

The choice to redraw boundary traces got here later than anticipated this spring and left candidates with fewer days to collect the petition signatures required to safe their spots on the ballots.

Schweyer, a fourth-term incumbent who was representing the twenty second District earlier than redistricting, challenged the validity of Santiago’s signatures to run within the main in courtroom, however a Commonwealth Courtroom choose finally rejected that problem in April.

An Allentown native, Schweyer was first elected to characterize his district as a state consultant in 2014. Earlier than that, he served on Allentown Metropolis Council for nearly six years.

Schweyer will face off in opposition to Republican Brent Labenberg of Emmaus within the basic election in November.

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