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Local incumbents win challenges in Pa. House races

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Seven local incumbent legislators in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives have fended off challengers from their own party.

Mark Keller defeated Mark Bixler in the Republican primary for the 86th House district, which includes Perry County and part of Franklin County, by capturing 80 percent of the vote.

Glen Grell, who represents the 87th House district in Cumberland County, took 76 percent of the vote in his race for the Republican nomination against Christopher Nelson.

Keller and Grell have served in the House since 2005.

Stan Saylor, the majority whip and a House member since 1993, won his Republican primary race for the 94th House district against Kelly Henshaw with 58 percent of the vote.

Republican voters in the 196th House district, also part of York County, elected Seth Grove as their nominee. Grove, a member of the House since 2009, finished with 62 percent of the vote over Elizabeth Roberts.

Republican Will Tallman, who has served parts of Adams and York counties in the 193rd House district since 2009, defeated Bryan Gembusia.

In Lebanon County, Mauree Gingrich edged John Dissinger among GOP voters in the 101st House district. Gingrich has been a member of the House since 2003.

On the Democratic ticket, Patty Kim won her race for the 103rd House district in Harrisburg against Gina Roberson with 77 percent of the vote.


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