Lebanon County District Attorney Dave Arnold will be the new state senator for Lebanon and parts of York and Dauphin counties, after beating Democrat Michael Schroeder in Tuesday’s special election.
Arnold led Schroeder by over 8,000 votes with all precincts reporting Tuesday night.
Schroeder’s campaign manager wrote in a Facebook post that Schroeder called Arnold earlier in the evening to concede.
The seat became open after former State Sen. Mike Folmer resigned in September after being arrested on child pornography charges. The 48th District encompasses all of Lebanon County and slivers of York and Dauphin counties.
Turnout was low in Lebanon, with 21.57% of voters going to the polls on Tuesday.
The results will be unofficial until certified by the election boards in all three counties.
Below are the totals by county with all precincts reporting:
Dave Arnold: 18,228
Michael Schroeder: 9,945
Precincts reporting: 60 out of 60
Dave Arnold: 12,418
Michael Schroeder: 5,878
Precincts reporting: 19 of 19
Dave Arnold: 2,888
Michael Schroeder: 2,033
Precincts reporting: 33 out of 33
Dave Arnold: 2,922
Michael Schroeder: 2,034
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