Democrat Helen Tai wins special state House election in Bucks, gains a seat for her party

May 16, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Democrats flipped a Pennsylvania House seat in Bucks County Tuesday as Helen Tai won the 178th disrict special election by 96 votes over Republican Wendi Thomas, according to complete but unofficial returns.

Tai, 53, will fill the last six months of the term of former state Rep. Scott Petri (R.,Bucks), who left in January to become executive director of the Philadelphia Parking Authority. And in the meantime, the new representative and Thomas will continue to campaign against each other to try to win a full two-year term Nov. 6.

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