Amanda Cappelletti defeated incumbent State Senator Daylin Leach in the Democratic Primary to win the 17th District State Senate seat that encompasses parts of Montgomery and Delaware counties, write Andrew Seidman and Allison Steele for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
While not all ballots have been counted, returns from precincts that had reported their results suggest the challenger won by a wide margin.
“We worked really hard to get here,” said Cappelletti. “I have a great team supporting me.”
Cappelletti is currently serving as the Vice Chair of the East Norriton Board of Supervisors and is a former head of public policy for Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania.
She believes that while her health-care and environmental positions resonated with the majority of voters, many also liked the idea of her bringing a fresh perspective to Harrisburg.
Cappelletti added that she is proud of joining a growing wave of women In the Philadelphia suburbs who have been elected to office in recent years, including Congress and state legislature.
“It’s incredibly important that we talk about the need to see yourself reflected on TV and elsewhere in leadership roles,” she said. “And it’s incredibly important that we continue to move that needle forward.”
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