While there may be questions about the size of the blue wave nationally, it was tidal wave here at home. For the second year in a row, the results at the county and local levels were stunning. Democratic candidates running in our zone won seats that were historically held by Republicans. Congratulations to Chrissy Houlahan and Kristine Howard for their historic victories in the 6th Congressional district and 167th State Representative district respectively.
Much like in 2017, Democratic candidates did extraordinarily well in East Whiteland and Charlestown. Here are some of the highlights in our zone.
- Democratic candidates won every precinct in our zone except one (by 23 votes).
- Democratic candidates outperformed the county-level results by 6-7 percentage points in East Whiteland. In Charlestown, Democratic candidates outperformed the county-level results in 3 out of 4 races.
- Governor Wolf was the biggest winner in our zone winning 66% overall and won one precinct by over 70%!
These results reflect the hard work of our candidates, Committee people and volunteers. We have demonstrated that our continued commitment to grassroots campaigning makes a difference. Please consider getting involved as there are plenty ways to volunteer.
While these results are historic and should be celebrated, this is no time to become complacent. There was a great deal of enthusiasm in this election and we need to maintain this level of engagement for our local elections next year and continue the momentum into 2020.