Here Are All the Democratic Women Who Were Elected in Pennsylvania

FILE - Pennsylvania state Rep. Summer Lee speaks to supporters before being endorsed by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as the Democratic Party nomination for the state's 12th Congressional District during a campaign stop in Pittsburgh on May 12, 2022. In Pittsburgh, Democrats were concerned about potential voter confusion because the Republican running against Lee is named Mike Doyle, the same name as the city's longtime Democratic congressman, who is retiring at the end of the year. Lee won the race and will become the first Black congresswoman from Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Rebecca Droke, File)

By Isabel Soisson

November 10, 2022

From Erie to Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania voters hit the polls on Nov. 8 to elect a governor, a lieutenant governor, and a US Senator, as well as the state’s 17 representatives in the US House, 25 of its 50 state senators, and all 203 of its state House members.

The results were a resounding victory for Pennsylvania Democrats, who won the statewide races and won most of Pennsylvania’s US House seats. They’re also on the verge of accomplishing the unexpected: flipping the state House–all with the assistance of a new generation of women candidates.

Here’s a look at who won across the Commonwealth:

United States House of Representatives

Madeleine Dean, PA-04

  • Madeleine Dean has won re-election to the US House. She will continue to represent Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district come January, when the 118th Congress is sworn in. She defeated Republican challenger Christian Nascimento.


Chrissy Houlahan, PA-06

  • Chrissy Houlahan, who ran for re-election to the US House, defeated her opponent, Republican Guy Ciarrocchi. She will continue to represent Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district. She has served in this post since 2019.


Summer Lee, PA-12

  • Summer Lee has won election to the US House to represent Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district. She is the first Black woman elected to Congress from Pennsylvania. She also won re-election to the state House of Representatives and will continue to represent HD-34, which serves part of Allegheny County, until she is seated in Congress in January.


Mary Gay Scanlon, PA-05

  • Mary Gay Scanlon won re-election to the US House and will continue to represent Pennsylvania’s 5th congressional district. She has served in this position since 2019. She defeated her challenger, Republican David Galluch.


Susan Wild, PA-07

  • Susan Wild, who has served as a member of the US House since 2019, won re-election and will continue to represent Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district. Wild is the first woman to represent the Lehigh Valley in Congress. She defeated Republican Lisa Scheller.

Pennsylvania Senate

Lisa Boscola, SD-18

  • Lisa Boscola has won re-election to the state Senate and will represent SD-18, which covers parts of Northampton and Lehigh counties. She defeated Republican challenger John Merhottein.


Maria Collett, SD-12

  • Maria Collett has won re-election to the state Senate. She will represent SD-12, which covers parts of Bucks and Montgomery counties. She defeated Republican Rob Davies.


Katie J. Muth, SD-44

  • Incumbent Katie Muth has won re-election to the state Senate and will continue to represent SD-44, which covers parts of Berks, Chester, and Montgomery counties. She defeated Republican challenger Jessica Florio.


Christine Tartaglione, SD-2

  • Christine Tartaglione has won re-election to the state Senate after running unopposed. She has represented SD-2, which covers part of Philadelphia County, since 1994. Tartaglione is the former chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party.


Lindsey M. Williams, SD-38

  • Lindsey Williams has won re-election to the state Senate after defeating Republican challenger Lori Mizgorski. She will continue to represent SD-38, which covers part of Allegheny County.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Jessica Benham, HD-36

  • Jessica Benham has won re-election to represent the 36th House district, which covers part of Allegheny County. She defeated Liberatarian challenger Ross Sylvester.


Lisa A. Borowski, HD-168

  • Lisa Borowski defeated incumbent Republican Christopher Quinn and will now represent the 168th House district, which covers part of Delaware County.


Donna Bullock, HD-195

  • Incumbent Donna Bullock has won re-election after running unopposed to represent the 195th House district, which covers part of Philadelphia County.


Melissa Cerrato, HD-151

  • Melissa Cerrato has defeated incumbent Republican Todd Stephens in the race for the 151st House district, which covers part of Montgomery County.


Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz, HD-129

  • Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz has defeated Republican Barry Llewellyn and will represent the 129th House district, which includes parts of Berks and Lancaster counties.


Morgan Cephas, HD-192

  • Morgan Cephas has won re-election after running unopposed and will continue to represent the 192nd House district, which covers part of Philadelphia County.


Gina H. Curry, HD-164

  • Gina Curry has won re-election after running unopposed and will continue to represent the 164th House district, which covers part of Delaware County.


Mary Jo Daley, HD-148

  • Mary Jo Daley has won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and will continue to represent the 148th district, which covers part of Montgomery County. She defeated Republican challenger Fran O’Donnell.


Tina Marie Davis, HD-141

  • Tina Marie Davis has won re-election and will continue to represent the 141st House district, which covers part of Bucks County. She defeated Republican challenger Kelly Bellerby-Allen.


Elizabeth Fiedler, HD-184

  • Incumbent Elizabeth Fielder defeated Republican challenger Marjilyn Murray and will continue to represent the 184th House district, which serves part of Philadelphia County.


Gwendolyn (Roni) Veronica Green, HD-190

  • Gwendolyn Green defeated Independent candidate James Jackson and will again represent the 190th House district, which includes part of Philadelphia County.


Nancy Guenst, HD-152

  • Incumbent Nancy Guenst defeated Republican Challenger John Weinrich Sr. and will continue to serve the 152nd House district, which includes parts of Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.


Laura ‘Liz’ Elizabeth Hanbidge, HD-61

  • Incumbent Liz Hanbidge defeated Republican candidate Jessie Bradica and will continue to serve the 61st House district, which covers part of Montgomery County.


Carol Hill-Evans, HD-95

  • Incumbent Carol-Hill Evans has won re-election and will continue to represent the 95th House district, which covers part of York County. She ran unopposed.


Kristine Howard, HD-167

  • Incumbent Kristine Howard defeated Republican challenger Gail Newman and will continue to serve the 167th House district, which covers part of Chester County.


Sara Innamorato, HD-21

  • Incumbent Democrat Sara Innamorato defeated Republican challenger Frank Perman and will continue to serve the 21st House district, which covers part of Allegheny County.


Mary Isaacson, HD-175

  • Incumbent Mary Isaacson has won re-election and will continue to represent the 175th House district, which serves part of Philadelphia County. She ran unopposed.


Carol Kazeem, HD-159

  • Carol Kazeem defeated Republican Ruth Moton to represent the 159th House district, which serves part of Delaware County.


Patty Kim, HD-103

  • Incumbent Patty Kim defeated Republican challenger David Buell and will continue to represent the 103rd House district, which covers part of Dauphin County.


Emily Kinkead, HD-20

  • Incumbent Emily Kinkead defeated Republican challenger Matt Kruth and will continue to represent the 20th House district, which covers part of Allegheny County.


Bridget Malloy Kosierowski, HD-114

  • Incumbent Bridget Malloy Kosierowski defeated Republican challenger David Burgerhoff and will continue to represent the 114th House district, which covers part of Lackawanna County.


Leanne Krueger, HD-161

  • Incumbent Leanne Krueger defeated Republican challenger Edward Mongelluzzo and will continue to represent the 161st House district, which covers part of Delaware County.


Anita Astorino Kulik, HD-45

  • Incumbent Anita Astrorino Kulik defeated Republican challenger Michael Pendel and will continue to represent the 45th House district, which covers part of Allegheny County.


Maureen Madden, HD-115

  • Incumbent Maureen Madden defeated Republican challenger Krista Paolucci and will continue to represent the 115th House district, which covers part of Monroe County.


La’Tasha Mayes, HD-24

  • La’Tasha Mayes has won election to the state House of Representatives and will now serve the 24th district, which covers part of Allegheny County.


Joanna McClinton, HD-191

  • Incumbent Joanna McClinton has won re-election and will continue to represent the 191st House district, which serves parts of Delaware and Philadelphia counties. McClinton will now also be the first woman to serve as Pennsylvania’s speaker of the House.


Jeanne McNeil, HD-133

  • Incumbent Jeanne McNeil has won re-election and will continue to represent the 133rd House district, which covers part of Lehigh County.


Jennifer O’Mara, HD-165

  • Incumbent Jennifer O’Mara defeated both Republican challenger Nichole Missino and Independent William Foster, and will continue to represent the 165th legislative district, which covers part of Delaware County.


Danielle Friel Otten, HD-155

  • Danielle Friel Otten defeated Republican challenger Kyle Scribner and will continue to represent the 155th House district, which covers part of Chester County.


Darisha K. Parker, HD-198

  • Darisha Parker has won re-election and will continue to serve the 198th House district, which covers part of Philadelphia County. She ran unopposed.


Tarah Probst, HD-189

  • Tarah Probst defeated Republican Stephen Ertle and will now represent the 189th House district, which covers parts of Monroe and Pike County.


Christina Sappey, HD-158

  • Incumbent Christina Sappey defeated Republican challenger Leon Spencer and will continue to represent the 158th House district, which covers part of Chester County.


Melissa Shusterman, HD-157

  • Incumbent Melissa Shusterman defeated Republican challenger Sarah Marvin and will continue to represent the 157th House district, which includes parts of Chester and Montgomery counties.


Mandy Steele, HD-33

  • Mandy Steele defeated Republican Ted Tomson, and will now represent the 33rd House district, which includes parts of Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.


Regina G. Young, HD-185

  • Regina Young won re-election and will continue to represent the 185th House district, which covers parts of Delaware and Philadelphia Counties. She ran unopposed.

Author

  • Isabel Soisson

    Isabel Soisson is a multimedia journalist who has worked at WPMT FOX43 TV in Harrisburg, along with serving various roles at CNBC, NBC News, Philadelphia Magazine, and Philadelphia Style Magazine.

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