Election 2012: Rep. Mike Turzai Easily Re-Elected to Represent PA's 28th House District

No challenger ran against the Republican representative in the primary or general elections this year.

UPDATED: Rep. Mike Turzai easily won re-election to represent Pennsylvania's 28th House District seat on Tuesday.

No one ran against the Republican incumbent from Bradford Woods who serves as majority leader of the Pennsylvania House.

With 96.93 percent of districts reporting results as of 12:35 a.m. Wednesday, Turzai had 27,503 votes. 

Earlier story:

Mike Turzai's campaign signs dot the landscape of Pennsylvania's 28th House District, but you will not see signs from his opponent.

No one is running against him. No one ran against the Republican from Bradford Woods in the primary election, either.

Turzai's race is the only one on the ballot for Pine-Richland voters that involves a local candidate. The other spots on the ballot are for state and federal seats.

Technically, Turzai cannot be declared a winner until results are certified by election officials, but it's looking pretty good for the representative who was first elected in 2001.

Turzai currently represents the citizens of Pine, Richland, Marshall, McCandless, Bradford Woods and Franklin Park. A proposed redistricting plan would drop Richland from his district in the future.

Turzai not only serves the 28th District but also serves the House Republican Caucus, which elected him as the majority leader for the 2011-12 session.  

In that role, he speaks on behalf of his caucus on the House floor, leads discussion and debate on major issues, plans the voting calendar and promotes the legislative agenda of his caucus, according to his website.

Turzai found himself in hot water in June when he commented that the new Voter ID rules would "allow Gov. Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania."

Turzai is a major proponent of the Voter ID law.

Turzai lives in Bradford Woods with his wife, Lidia, and their three children.

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