PEN ARGYL, Pa. — UPDATE:
There is an updated version of this story. Click here to see it.
State Senator Mario Scavello, who represents parts of the Poconos, announced he is retiring from office.
Scavello currently serves as Senator for Pennsylvania's 40th Senatorial District, representing portions of Monroe and Northampton Counties.
He will not seek re-election due to his health issues.
Rosemary Brown, a state representative who serves parts of Monroe and Pike counties, announced she will seek the Republican nomination for Scavello's seat.
Check out WNEP’s YouTube page.