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DePasquale elected Pa. auditor general

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Eugene DePasquale Eugene DePasquale
John Maher John Maher
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Democrat Eugene DePasquale has been elected Pennsylvania's new fiscal watchdog.

DePasquale, a three-term state representative from York County, won the race for state auditor general over Republican candidate John Maher in Tuesday's election.

DePasquale said fiscal responsibility will be his priority, and he also wants to review how the state is monitoring water pollution. He added that he is proud that the race never turned negative.

"I think he both ran very positive campaigns, and people can argue the merits of that, but I think both of us can hold our heads high tonight at the campaigns we waged," he said.

DePasquale also won re-election to his state House seat but will resign the position.

Maher has represented parts of Allegheny and Washington counties in the state House of Representatives since 1997 and has been a certified public accountant for nearly 30 years.

Betsy Summers, a veterinary supplies sales representative from Wilkes-Barre, ran as a Libertarian candidate.

Jack Wagner, who has been auditor general since 2005, cannot seek re-election due to term limits.

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