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Primary Election Review and the Road to November 8

The votes were counted from yesterday’s primary election and the slate has been set for the November 8 General Election.

Governor Race: Josh Shapiro (D) vs. Doug Mastriano (R)

The PACA PAC supported the following PA General Assembly industry champions with a total investment of $27,500.


Sen. Ryan Aument (Lancaster) - Republican Caucus Secretary & Environmental Resources & Energy Committee - appears to have won primary but counting challenges with mail-in ballots in Lancaster County

Sen. Lisa Baker (parts of Luzerne and Susquehanna Counties & Wayne and Wyoming Counties) - Labor & Industry Vice Chair - won an uncontested primary

Sen. Pat Browne (Lehigh) - Appropriations Committee Chair - too close to call at this time


Rep. Martin Causer (McKean) - Republican Policy Chair - won primary

Rep. Bryan Cutler (Lancaster) - House Speaker- won primary

Rep. Joe Emrick (Northampton) - won an uncontested primary

Rep. Keith Gillespie (York) - House Game & Fisheries Committee Chair- lost primary

Rep. John Hershey (Perry) - Member of Appropriations & Government Oversight Committees- lost primary

Rep. Kate Klunk (York) - Member of Labor & Industry and Rules Committees- won primary

Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (Lehigh) - Aggregate Advisory Board Member & Government Oversight Committee Chair - won primary

Rep. Natalie Mihalek (Allegheny) - Member of Appropriations Committee - won primary

Rep. Stan Saylor (York) - Appropriations Committee Chair - lost primary

An online meeting has been scheduled for this Friday, May 20 at 9 AM to get firsthand Hank Butler’s, PACA Lobbyist, perspective on the primary election and crystal ball the November General Election.


We will be facing significant challenges based on the results of the November General Election. We must be prepared to defend and advocate for our industry’s survival and to do so we need to strongly support our industry champions in the General Assembly. Please consider a contribution to the PACA PAC. If you have any questions about the role and benefits of our PAC, please contact Rod Martin at [email protected].

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