HARRISBURG, Pa. — A special election is set to replace long-time State Sen. John Gordner.
The announcement from the Pennsylvania lieutenant governor's office set the special election in the 27th District for January 31, 2023.
Gordner, a Republican, resigned from the senate after accepting a role as counsel to Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward.
Gordner was a Democrat in the State House before switching to Republican in 2001. He was elected to the Pennsylvania Senate in 2003 and re-elected five times after that.
On Monday, Gordner announced he is resigning as State Senator of the 27th District, which includes parts of Columbia, Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland, and Snyder Counties.
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