It's officially a three-man race for the 95th District state House seat.

A Democrat, a Republican and a member of the Green Party are vying for the position vacated earlier this year by Eugene DePasquale, who won election to two offices in November and accepted the more prominent role of state auditor general.

Bill Swartz, a local developer and property manager, had his name officially added to the race by filing the necessary paperwork to appear on the May 21 ballot. Monday was the deadline to file nominating petitions.

Swartz is the president of Sherman Property Management Inc., which manages rental properties. He is also a co-developer of the Codo redevelopment project on North George Street.

The May 21 election coincides with the Democratic and Republican primaries, but all registered voters within the 95th District can cast a vote for state representative. The district includes York City, North York, West York, Spring Garden Township and part of West Manchester Township.

A member of the Green Party, Swartz faces steep competition.

His opponents are Democrat Kevin Schreiber and Republican Bryan Tate.

Tate is the vice president of philanthropy at the York County Community Foundation. He previously served as chief of staff for former U.S. Rep. Todd Platts.

Schreiber is York City's director of economic and community development. He claims to have overseen more than $150 million in community development initiatives during his tenure.


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- Erin James may also be reached at ejames@yorkdispatch.com.