2009-03-12 / Local & State

Another Special Election For Pa. Legislature

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Another sprecial election is needed for the Pennsylvania Legislature now that Republican state Rep. David Argall (AR'-guhl) has apparently won a Senate seat.

No date was immediately set for an election to fill Argall's 124th District seat, which is in parts of Berks and Schuylkill counties. It could be held the same date as the May 19 primary election.

Unofficial returns show Argall with 62.4 percent of the vote to 37.6 percent for Democrat Stephen Lukach (LOO'-kach) Jr. in balloting Tuesday. Lukach has conceded defeat and says he won't run for Argall's House seat.

Argall and Lukach were vying to replace Sen. James Rhoades, who died in October. The Senate district covers all of Schuylkill County and parts of Berks County, the Lehigh Valley and the Poconos.

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