HARRISBURG, Pa. — A special election will he held May 18 to fill Rep. Mike Reese’s seat in the state House.
Voters in Westmoreland and Somerset counties will pick a representative for the 59th District, House Speaker Bryan Cutler announced Tuesday.
Reese, 42, a Republican from Mt. Pleasant, died of an apparent brain aneurysm on Jan. 2., about a month after publicly disclosing he had been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Reese had been chosen to serve as House Republican caucus chairman for the 2021-22 session. He had served in the House since 2008.
Candidates in the special election will be selected by delegates from the Democrat and Republican committees of Westmoreland and Somerset counties.
The special election is scheduled the same day as Pennsylvania’s regularly scheduled primary.