Democrat Kevin Schreiber has won a special election to represent York and its surrounding municipalities in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Schreiber, who is director of the city's Community and Economic Development Department, was one of three candidates vying to replace former Rep. Eugene DePasquale, who was elected state auditor general in November.
Schreiber said he already looking forward to state budget talks.
Schreiber defeated Republican Bryan Tate, who is vice president of the York County Community Foundation, and Green Party candidate William Swartz, a businessman.
He will finish DePasquale's term, which runs through November 2014.
Sources say the officials winner of the election could be sworn into office in a few weeks.