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Republican candidates did well locally in last Tuesday’s (Nov. 6) general election, however statewide, Democratic Governor Tom Wolf and U.S. Senator Bob Casey successfully defended their offices.

The final tally with absentee ballots factored in after Friday had 10,741 Wyoming County, voters out of 16,940 or a 63.41 percent voter turnout rate, which by most observers is a astonishing for a non-presidential year.

U.S. Senator: Bob Casey Jr. (D) 3,868; Lou Barletta (R) 6,582; Neal Gale (Grn.) 86; and Dale R. Kerns Jr. (Lib.) 92.

Although Casey lost the vote locally, he carried Pennsylvania, 2,745,018 (55.6%), to Barletta, 2,109,023 (42.7%), with 99.9 percent of the state’s precincts reporting.

Gov./Lt. Gov.: Tom Wolf/Mark Fetterman (D) 4,101; Scott Wagner/Jeff Bartos (R), 6,344; Glover (Grn.), 104; Krawchuk (Lib.), 100.

Although the Governor/Lt. Gov: Tom Wolf/Mark Fetterman (D), lost the vote locally, they carried Pennsylvania, 2,850,210, (57.7%); Scott Wagner/Jeff Bartos (R), 2,015,266 (40.8%), with 99.9 percent of the precincts reporting.

Representative in Congress, 12th District: Marc Fiedenberg (D), 3,567; Tom Marino (R), 6,980.

District wide with 95 percent of the precincts reporting, Marino had 153,065 (66.3%) and Friedenberg had 77,716 (33.7%).

Senator in the General Assembly, 20th District: Lisa Baker (R) 8,078, John J. Sweeney (Grn.) 1,712.

Representative in the General Assembly, 117th District: Karen Boback (R), 8,139, Lou Jasikoff (Lib.), 2,011.

Barletta remains the Congressman representing Wyoming County until after the first of the year.

Then, Wyoming County officially becomes part of the redrawn 12th congressional district in Pennsylvania.

Marino previously represented Wyoming County in the 10th District from 2011 to 2013. The district lines were redrawn in 2012 following release of 2010 Census figures.