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Langerholc wins 35th District state Senate seat

Wayne Langerholc has won Pennsylvania’s 35th District Senate seat.
Wayne Langerholc has won Pennsylvania’s 35th District Senate seat. Photo provided

Wayne Langerholc has won Pennsylvania’s 35th District Senate seat.

Unofficial poll results Tuesday night showed Langerholc, a Republican, edging opponent Ed Cernic. The state’s 35th senatorial district includes Cambria, Bedford and parts of Clearfield County.

Langerholc took about 54 percent of the Cambria County vote, about 67 percent in Clearfield County and 78 percent in Bedford County, according to preliminary poll data.

Langerholc’s campaign could not be reached for comment.

Langerholc, a Richland Township supervisor and a Cambria County assistant district attorney, announced his candidacy in December. As the lead prosecutor for the Cambria County Drug Task Force, he focused on fighting the opioid epidemic as part of his platform.

In August, Cernic took the ballot spot of incumbent John Wozniak, who announced he was withdrawing from the race. Cernic has served as Cambria County Controller since 2004.

Both candidates staked their platforms on job growth and fiscal responsibility.

Roger Van Scyoc: 814-231-4698, @rogervanscy

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