HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Voters in a rural central Pennsylvania district will pick a new state House member in August to fill the vacancy created by a recent congressional election.
House Speaker Mike Turzai on Tuesday set the special election for the seat held most recently by state Rep. Fred Keller, a Republican elected to Congress last week.READ MORE: Pitt Panthers 'Peach Bowl Bound,' Playing Against Michigan State
Political parties will pick candidates for an election that’ll be held Tuesday, Aug. 20. The remainder of Keller’s legislative term runs through 2020.READ MORE: Local Kids Battling Illness Featured In Nonprofit's Superhero Calendar
The state House district spans portions of Union and Snyder counties.
The 53-year-old Keller was elected May 21 to fill the unexpired term of Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, who resigned in January.MORE NEWS: Diversified Energy Donates 200 Coats To Kids In Washington County
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