At the top of the ticket, in the race of two York County residents, incumbent Tom Wolf won the nod for his second term as Pennsylvania governor. Wolf won the popular vote, roughly 57 percent, to challenger Scott Wagner's 40 percent. Since 1971, there has only been one Pennsylvania governor who voters declined to give a second term. Wolf will have a new Lieutenant Governor for his second term, former Braddock mayor John Fetterman from Allegheny County.
The Pennsylvania Senate's balance of power will see Republicans with majority control. With one election in Bucks County for the seat currently held by Senator Tomlinson potentially headed to recount, the split currently sits at 28 to 21. Prior to the election, Senate Republicans held a 34 to 16 majority. That includes the defeat of two moderate republican incumbents from the southeast - Rafferty and McGarrigle.
In the Pennsylvania House, Democrats captured a total of 13 seats that were previously Republican, and Republicans captured five seats which were previously Democrat. So, the Republicans maintain a majority by a count of 113 to 90, down from the current count of 121 to 82.
There are over 40 newly elected legislators in Pennsylvania's state house, including 5 new Senators and 42 new House members.
Pennsylvania's US Senate race was won by incumbent Bob Casey, Jr., and he will serve a third term representing the commonwealth in Washington. The U.S. Senate remains controlled by a republican majority, where the balance of power sits at 51 to 46 with two more close elections in Arizona and Florida leaning republican.
In the US House, Democrats have won 28 seats to gain control by a margin of 225 to 197, with 12 races that haven't been called yet due to close margins. Six of those lean democrat and the remaining 8 lean republican. However, all of Pennsylvania's US House seats are settled, and the balance of power shifted within the state after a court-mandated redistricting. Nine of PA's 18 House districts are now occupied by democrats. Prior to redistricting, republicans controlled 10 seats, with two vacancies due to the resignation of republicans Charlie Dent and Patrick Meehan. In any district where an incumbent was running, voters chose to send them back to Washington. In PA's 17th district, where redistricting created a unique double incumbent race - Connor Lamb (D) taking on Keith Rothfus (R) - Lamb prevailed.
UWP will be busy meeting with the newly elected officials in the new year to show them how United Ways across Pennsylvania are fighting for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.