HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Democratic state Senator Rob Teplitz is speaking out after a close defeat to Republican John DiSanto.
In a news release Wednesday, the senator of the 15th Senate District congratulated DiSanto and expressed the need to come together and start healing.
However, despite the well wishes, Teplitz said he is still troubled by the many “irregularities” on election night.
“I fully support the Pennsylvania Democratic Party’s efforts to ensure a full investigation into what happened,” Teplitz said. “As Americans, we must have confidence in our electoral process, and yesterday’s election called into question that confidence.”
Teplitz went on to thank his constituents for their support, adding that he looks forward to continuing to serve the community in the years to come.
Teplitz was elected in 2012 after Jeff Piccola retired. He was the first Democrat in 76 years to win the seat.