Before this election, I said that we had three goals we needed to achieve; deliver Westmoreland County for Tom Corbett, send all of our incumbent Republicans back to office, and to expand our delegation with new representatives. I am proud to report that we have achieved all these goals.
Governor Tom Corbett defeated Tom Wolf in Westmoreland County by 57 to 42, or a 15 point margin. Predictions that this would be the lowest turnout for a midterm ever proved to be unfounded.
In addition to the large margin for the Governor, all four of our state representatives, as well as and both of our Congressmen, were re-elected by wide margins, with each exceeding 60% of the vote here in Westmoreland. And we are thrilled to add Senator-Elect Pat Stefano and Representative-Elect Ryan Warner to the Westmoreland County team. Both men easily won the Westmoreland portions of their districts. Westmoreland County can now boast of having three Republican Senators and five Republican Representatives, as well as two Republican Congressmen, giving us one one of the strongest group of conservative legislators in this state.
We also fought tough races against entrenched incumbents, and we thank Brian Panichelle, Sean Watson, and Tom Logan for the spirited races they ran. Tom Logan came within 400 voters of beating longtime legislator Ted Harhai in a very democratic district.
We achieved these things because of the work of our grassroots volunteers. Everything I asked our volunteers to do in this race, they did. They knocked on doors, made calls, worked polls. On Monday night, I challenged our team to make 10,000 get out the vote calls on Election day. I am elated to report that we actually exceeded this goal by over 200 calls.
Thank you all for your continued support for Westmoreland County Republican Committee.
Westmoreland County Republican Committee Chairman