Special election set for 87th House seat

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A special election to fill the state House seat vacated by former Rep. Glen Grell has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 4.

Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) ordered the special election for the 87th Legislative District on Monday, as well as another for the 161st Legislative District in Delaware County.

Cumberland County’s Republican and Democratic parties will choose their candidates for the special election. The winner will take office after the results are certified.

Grell resigned April 30 to become the executive director of the Public Schools Employee Retirement System.

His former district includes Camp Hill, Enola and the townships of East Pennsboro, Hampden, and Silver Spring.


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