Reschenthaler Sails To Victory In Race For 14th Congressional District
Republican state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler will now represent the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania in Washington after winning the race for Pennsylvania’s 14th congressional district.
Reschenthaler defeated Democrat Bibiana Boerio, a first-time candidate.
Under Pennsylvania’s new congressional map, the 14th district spans Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
Reschenthaler, a resident of Peters Township, was elected to the state Senate in 2015. He is a Navy veteran and a former magisterial district judge.
While running for Congress, he pushed for more tax cuts and a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Boerio, of Unity Township, is a former auto industry executive and worked as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, a Democrat. Boerio made health care a focus of her campaign, advocating for protecting insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions.
Reschenthaler's victory was widely expected in the newly drawn Republican-friendly district. But it sets up another potential fight: His 37th state Senate District seat in the region's South HIlls will become vacant, with a special election necessary to fill the seat.