Dillsburg-area Senate seat debates scheduled
With less than two weeks before the Pennsylvania primary, a series of debates have been announced for the hotly contested Dillsburg-area state Senate seat.
Running for the Senate seat are state Rep. Mike Regan, ex-NFLer Jon Ritchie, Camp Hill-area dentist Brice Arndt and Scott Harper, an attorney from Washington Township. The four Republicans are vying to fill retiring Sen. Pat Vance's seat.
The candidates are expected to meet face-to-face in four debates between Thursday and the April 26 primary.
Here's a look at when and where debates the debates will be held:
- Thursday: The Cumberland 9/12 Project will host a forum from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Carlisle Fire & Rescue station, 177 Carlisle Spring Road in Carlisle.
- Friday: The Americans for Prosperity Foundation will host a debate from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Grace Milliman Pollock Center, 340 N. 21st St. in Camp Hill.
- Tuesday, April 19: The York County Economic Alliance, will be host a debate from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Fairview Township Fire Station, 340 Lewisberry Road.
- Thursday, April 21: The Hampden Township (Cumberland County) Republican Association, will hold a candidates night at 7 p.m. at the Good Hope fire station, 1200 Good Hope Road in Hampden Township.
The 31st Senate District includes an area that stretches from Fairview Township in the north to Jackson Township in the south as well as a large area of Cumberland County.
No Democrats are on the primary ballot, so the race will be decided in the GOP primary unless someone launches a write-in campaign or a third-party candidate runs. Third-party candidates have until August to file nomination papers.
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