Speaker Announces Special Election for the 197th Legislative District
1/18/2017
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today ordered a special election be held on Tuesday, March 21, to fill the vacant seat in the 197th Legislative District in Philadelphia.

Turzai filed the writ of election, the formal document setting the date of a special election, with the Department of State. A copy of the writ is also being filed with Philadelphia’s board of elections.

The vacancy was created by the Jan. 3 resignation of former Rep. Leslie Acosta (D-Philadelphia).

Candidates for the office will be selected by a process designated by their respective political parties, and the winner of the special election will take office after the results are certified.

District offices of the former member will remain open under supervision of the House to assist constituents with issues or problems, and continue constituent inquiries already in progress. The offices will remain until a new representative takes office and decides how to manage the district.

The main 197th Legislative District office is located at 511 W. Courtland St, Suite 197, in Philadelphia and may be reached at 215-457-5281.

The satellite office is located at 1421 W. Susquehanna Ave., Suite 197, in Philadelphia and may be reached by phone at 215-232-1202.

Representative Mike Turzai
The Speaker
28th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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