McCabe, Brooks to square off in November in 54th state House district
Democrat Jonathan Paul McCabe will face longtime Republican Murrysville Mayor Robert J. Brooks in a November election race to represent the 54th state House district, based on unofficial results from Tuesday's primary elections.
With 95.6 percent of Pennsylvania's voting precincts reporting, McCabe, 22, had collected almost 65.8 percent of the votes counted compared with Democratic opponent Robert Andrew Bertha's 34.2 percent, unofficial tallies showed.
On the GOP side, Brooks, 74, had 35 percent of the votes counted to lead the four-way Republican race. Michael T. Korns Jr., 36, an attorney from Murrysville, was in second with 26.6 percent of the votes.
The 54th state House district includes areas in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties, including all of West Deer, Fawn, Lower Burrell, Upper Burrell, Murrysville and Export and parts of Harrison, Allegheny, Penn and Hempfield townships. The district had about 20,000 registered Republicans, about 18,500 registered Democrats and about 5,000 voters registered in other parties or as independents, state records show.