3 races highlight 2014 general
Many voters will be
impacted by changes made in the borders of the
104th, 107th, 108th and 125th House districts
Compiled By Duane Good
One gubernatorial, one state
House and two U.S. Congressional races await
Sentinel-area voters in the Fall General
Election of Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Many voters will find themselves
selecting candidates in a different state
legislative district than before.
Thanks to court-approved
redistricting, the boundaries of some districts
will change effective Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.
During this years election cycle, residents of
those districts must choose their Senate or
House members based on these new borders.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
104th District. Incumbent
Sue Helm is being challenged by Gene Stilp.
The 104th which had included
all of northern Dauphin County will see
perhaps the most post-redistricting changes.
Locally, it will lose most of the
upper ends eastern region to the 125th
District. It will retain the boroughs of
Millersburg, Halifax and Dauphin as well as the
townships of Upper Paxton, Halifax, Jackson,
Jefferson, Wayne, Rush, Reed and Middle Paxton.
107th District. incumbent
Kurt Masser is the sole candidate.
The district will gain three
townships currently in the 108th District
Jordan, Washington and Upper Mahanoy and will
retain West Cameron and Zerbe.
108th District. Incumbent
Lynda Schlegel-Culver is the sole candidate.
Locally, the district will retain
the borough of Herndon and the townships of
Lower Mahanoy, Jackson, Little Mahanoy and Lower
125th District. Incumbent
Mike Tobash is the sole candidate.
Redistricting has given the 125th
five additional boroughs Elizabethville,
Berrysburg, Gratz, Lykens and Williamstown; and
five townships Washington, Mifflin, Lykens,
Wiconisco and Williams.
All existing municipalities in
the Tri-Valley and Williams Valley school
districts will be retained.
No seats are up for election this
year in any state Senate race affecting the
However, redistricting changed
the borders in three districts (current
representative in parenthesis).
The 15th (Rob Teplitz) will now
include all of Dauphin County.
The 27th (John Gordner) loses
its Dauphin County territory but retains all its
represented areas in Northumberland County,
including the Line Mountain School District.
The 29th (David Argall) will
retain all current areas, including the entire
Tri-Valley and Williams Valley regions.
The 48th (Mike Folmer) no
longer will include any Dauphin County
11th District. Incumbent Lou
Barletta is being challenged by Andy Ostroski.
Through the Congressional
redistricting that took effect in 2013, the 11th
includes all of Dauphin and Northumberland
17th District. Incumbent Matt
Cartwright is being challenged by David J.
The 2013 redistricting eliminated
Dauphin County from the 17th but retained all of
Incumbent Tom Corbett is being
challenged by Tom Wolf.
Lieutenant governor candidates
are Jim Cawley (Corbett) and Michael J. Stack