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Sen. Regan announces reelection bid in 2020, facing Dem challenger

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch
State Sen. Mike Regan, R-Dillsburg, will seek a second term in 2020.

State Sen. Mike Regan, R-Dillsburg, will seek a second term in 2020, announcing the same day Democrat Shanna Danielson said she would run for the seat.

Regan, chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, said in his reelection announcement Thursday, Jan. 9, that he is running on his experience as a deficit hawk and an advocate for school safety and veterans.

He represents the state's 31st Senate District, which includes parts of Cumberland and northern York counties.

“If given the honor of serving another term as State Senator, I pledge to continue providing strong conservative leadership and finding commonsense solutions that improve the daily lives of the hard-working men and women I serve," Regan said.

Danielson, also of Dillsburg, is a fifth-grade band teacher at Cumberland Valley School District. She has touted herself as a progressive alternative in a district that has been represented by Republicans for more than three decades.

The Democrat is not new to state politics. In 2018, she lost to Rep. Dawn Keefer, R-Franklin Township, receiving 30.8% of the vote.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.