Races Set for 26th, 146th, 147th House Districts

Candidates’ signs (at top) dot the parking lot outside Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School, which hosted the polls for Lower Pottsgrove Township election districts 3 and 4

NORRISTOWN PA – Democrat Frank Gillen appears to have narrowly won (above) his party’s 26th Legislative District primary Tuesday (June 2, 2020) for the opportunity to face unopposed Republican incumbent Timothy Hennessey in November. The district includes a portion of Pottstown Borough and North Coventry Township.

The results in that and all primary races remain unofficial, pending certification by the Montgomery County Board of Elections. The county Voter Services Department reports there are thousands of mail-in and absentee ballots still to be counted, and totals may change.

Races Set for 26th, 146th, 147th House Districts

In the Republican primary for the 146th Legislative District, Limerick Board of Supervisors Chairman Thomas Neafcy beat back a write-in challenge by former police officer Matt Cubbler, and will face unopposed Democrat incumbent Joe Ciresi during the fall general election (above). The district includes Limerick, Lower Pottsgrove and Perkiomen townships, part of Pottstown, and Royersford and Trappe boroughs.

Races Set for 26th, 146th, 147th House Districts

And in the 147th Legislative District (above), from which Republican incumbent Marcy Toepel is retiring, party voters chose Tracy Pennycuick over Annamarie Scannapieco to battle the Democrats’ selection, Jill Dennin, who was unopposed in that party’s primary. The district includes West and Upper Pottsgrove, Douglass (Montgomery), New Hanover, Upper and Lower Frederick, and Upper and Lower Salford townships, and the boroughs of Schwenksville and Green Lane.

Photo by The Post Publications
Statistics from the Montgomery County Voter Services Department