Moments after his Republican primary election win, State Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin County, said he is "grateful and humbled" that voters have supported his bid for a second term in office.
"I hope the people recognize the fact that I work hard for them and do the best I can to create opportunities for them," he said.
Alloway, 44, won against a write-in challenge from James Taylor, a man he defeated when first seeking the seat in 2008.
The 33rd District incumbent received 17,204 votes from York, Adams and Franklin counties, compared to 3,940 write-in votes from the same areas.
Of the total, 1,355 Alloway votes and 105 write-in votes were from York County.
"We just tried to do the best we (could) with the write-in campaign," said Taylor, 68, a tea party and Franklin County 912 Patriots supporter.
Taylor is chairman of America's Political Action Committee, a group he co-founded in 1983. The group works to get Republican legislators elected to federal offices.
He said doesn't know whether he'll run for office again.
With no Democrats in the race, Alloway's Republican primary win all but assures him a win in November.
Alloway said that with a second term, he will continue to push for better economic conditions for his constituents and the state.
"The number one issue right now is jobs, getting the economy going and getting people back to work" he said. "The number two issue I energy. Pennsylvania needs to take a serious look at energy programs. Energy is becoming increasingly expensive for everybody. I plan to take a very active role in that issue."
In York County, the 33rd Senate District includes Dover, Dover Township Paradise Township and Heidelberg Township.
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