Democratic candidate Pam Iovino defeats D. Raja in 2019 special election


Tanner Kreckle

League of Women Voters’ held a debate in Robert Morris University’s Yorktown Hall the night of March 20, 2019.

John Blinn, News Editor

PITTSBURGH — Democratic candidate Pam Iovino claimed victory over Republican candidate D. Raja at approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

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The two candidates were competing for the 37th Senate District state Senate seat, recently left vacant by Republican Guy Reschenthaler.

Iovino claimed the seat with 52 percent of the votes, beating Raja by approximately 2,548 votes.

Iovino is a veteran of the United States Navy and was raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh.

The two candidates debated in Robert Morris University’s Yorktown Hall in March.