A Dillsburg Democrat has entered the race for the 92nd House District as a write-in candidate.

Curt Werner, a freelance photographer, needs to receive 300 Democratic write-in votes during the April 26 primary in order to appear on the November ballot.

"Because there were no Democrats that stepped up to the plate, I threw my hat in," he said in a news release. "I feel I have a lot to offer the community and believe that one person can make the difference."

Werner is a long-time resident of Dillsburg and a photographer for numerous area publications, including the Dillsburg Banner. He is also a veteran, having served four years in the U.S. Navy, and is a member of the Dillsburg fire department.

Should Werner garner the votes he needs in the primary, he'll meet one of three Republican candidates in the Nov. 8 election.

GOP candidates: Running for the seat currently held by state Rep. Mike Regan are 29-year-old Anthony Pugliese, a former government lobbyist from Fairview Township; Franklin Township resident Dawn Keefer, 43, whose consulting firm raises money for candidates; and Kraig Bruder, a 29-year-old account representative from Newberry Township.

Regan is not seeking re-election because he's running for the 31st Senate District seat. Current seat holder Sen. Pat Vance is retiring after this year.

The 92nd state House District includes a large swath of northern York County, from Fairview Township in the north to Washington Township in the south. It also includes Monroe Township in Cumberland County.

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