EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — From Your Local Election Headquarters, we have a winner in the Special Election for the 27th District State Senate Seat.

Republican Lynda Schlegel Culver beat Democrat Patricia Lawton with 70% of the vote according to unofficial results.

The position was left vacant when Senator John Gordner resigned in November.

Everything went smoothly after the November Midterm Elections where paper shortages plagued Luzerne County polling places.