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Republican Perry elected to Congress in Pa's 4th district

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Republican Scott Perry has been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and will represent the city of Harrisburg, Adams and York counties, and the West Shore communities of Cumberland County in Congress.

Perry beat Democratic challenger Harry Perkinson and independent candidates Michael Koffenberger and Wayne Wolff in Tuesday's election for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district.

Perry, of Dillsburg, has represented parts of Cumberland and York counties as a representative in the state House of Representatives since 2007. He said he wants to go to Washington to help families working to make ends meet.

"They're concerned about the future of their nation, they're concerned about their personal future, the future of their children" Perry said Tuesday night. "They counting on their representatives in Congress, the Senate, the President to do that, to make things better than they have been over the past few years."

The 4th congressional district was redrawn from the 19th congressional district, which was eliminated during the 2012 redistricting process. The area has been represented in Congress since 2001 by Republican Todd Platts, who announced he was retiring in January.

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