Williams takes 160th

It may seem anticlimactic at this point, but the race for the 160th legislative District is over. Republican Craig Williams defeated Anton Andrew to succeed Steve Barrar as state representative.

Craig Williams is the new state representative for the 160th Legislative District in Pennsylvania.

Williams released the following statement:

“My opponent graciously called to concede the race, for which I am quite thankful. We both extended our hands in bipartisan collaboration for the betterment of our community. So, thank you — my community and neighbors — for your trust and confidence in me. My promise is to represent you in the same way that I ran for office: as a father, husband, friend, and neighbor. I am and will remain your servant."

Andrew was gracious in his concession, but still gave a shot to President Trump.

"A free and fair election was held in Pennsylvania on November 3rd according to the laws of the Commonwealth. It was diligently and impartially overseen by thousands of our neighbors and civil servants who deserve our heartfelt gratitude. Due to the delays in counting and reporting caused by the baseless allegations of fraud from President Trump, we have waited additional days to see the final vote. The final results are in, and Craig Williams has won the majority of the votes cast in this election. My congratulations and sincere best wishes go out to him and his team for a spirited campaign.  And my deep appreciation for all those who voted, by mail or in person, in historic numbers for our district. Thank you all for demonstrating our Democracy still matters and still works."

According to numbers posted on Chester and Delaware County websites, Williams topped Andrew by 616 votes, 20,349 to 19,733.

Barrar is resigning at the end of this term after 22 years in office.

Other races that appear final include Democrat John Kane defeating incumbent Republican Tom Killion in the 9th Senate District. Websites in the two counties show 79,576 votes for Kane, and 73,864 for Killion.

It also appears that Christina Sappey will retain her seat as representative for the 158th LD. Those totals are 19,205 for Sappey and 18,698 for Republican Eric Roe. She defeated Roe in 2018 when he was the incumbent.

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About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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