Stories tagged: "PA Senate District 9"


John Kane, a master plumber and business manager for Plumbers Union Local 960, has won election in the 9th state Senate District. (Courtesy of John Kane's campaign)
John Kane Becomes First Democrat to Represent 9th State Senate District Since 1873

The last Democrat to represent the state senate district was William M. Randall, who served from 1865 to 1873. Voters in the district have elected Republicans in every election since then.

State Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and activists march to demand a higher minimum wage on July 12, 2019. (Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus/James Robinson)
Here’s Where Candidates in Crucial State Senate Races Stand on Raising the Minimum Wage

Several Democratic candidates said they are committed to fighting for a $15 minimum wage.

Pedestrians in protective masks walk past a closed business in Philadelphia, on March 20, 2020. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf directed all "non-life-sustaining" businesses to close their physical locations in March, and he has allowed them to reopen slowly. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Candidates in 11 State Senate Races on What They Would Do to Help the Economy Recover

Republicans are looking to reopen businesses quickly, while Democrats look to longer-term solutions.

Chet Harhut, deputy manager, of the Allegheny County Division of Elections, wheels a dolly loaded with mail-in ballots, at the division of elections offices in downtown Pittsburgh Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The once-delayed Jun 2 Pennsylvania primary was a first run for some new paper-record voting systems and the inaugural use of newly legalized mail-in ballots. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
We Asked Candidates in 14 State Senate Races About How They Would Change Pa.’s Voting Laws

The state Senate is currently considering House Bill 2626, which would move up the deadline to apply for mail-in ballots and eliminate drop boxes.