Incumbent Harhai captures 58th District state House seat
Incumbent R. Ted Harhai narrowly defeated challenger Tom Logan by 323 votes to retain control of the 58th District state House seat, according to unofficial election returns.
Harhai, 59, a Democrat, won the two-year term with 50.8 percent of the vote, or 8,795 tallies. Unofficial returns showed Logan, 58, a Republican, with 49.2 percent of the vote, or 8,472 votes.
Harhai of Monessen won his 10th term. He has held the seat since 1998.
“Obviously, I’m pleased and I owe it to a lot of good people,” Harhai said seconds after learning of his victory.
Logan of Hempfield is serving his second six-year term as supervisor after being re-elected to the post in 2013. He manages a family grain and livestock farm and works as a sales manager for Airtek Inc.
The 58th District represents about 64,000 residents in the southwestern portion of Westmoreland County.
Harhai ran unopposed in the 2012 election and defeated a challenger in the primary. Logan was unopposed in the primary.