Long-serving House member Tom Killion won the 168th District race against democratic challenger Beth Alois in the 2012 general election Tuesday, Nov. 6.
According to the PA Elections Returns website, Killion received 57.5 percent or 17,578 of registered votes in the 168th District while Alois received 42.5 percent or 13,000 votes.
Patch caught up with Killion on Tuesday morning as he was voting in his district at the Easter Seals in Middletown Township. The Republican incumbent appeared calm and confident about the 168th District race as he went to cast his vote.
Killion noted Alois had worked hard on her campaign but had no doubts that he would win the race. "I've been involved for 30 years and have been serving in the community throughout that time," said Killion.
Killion thanked his supporters, friends and family who helped get him re-elected, and looked forward to another two years in the House advocating for pension reform and education funding.
"It was a good election," said Killion over the phone after the results came in. I want to the all folks who helped. "I'm looking forward to serving another two years. There's a lot to do there."
In 1991, Killion served on the Delaware County Council and later as chairman of the council. Killion was elected to the 168th District State House seat in 2003 in a special election. Killion has succeeded in winning every re-election for the 168th District.
Pennsylvania's 168th District represents part of Delaware and Chester counties. Killion currently serves as chair to the Appropriations, Subcommittee on Economic Impact and Infrastructure; the Human Services committee; the Insurance committee; the Liquor Control committee; and the Rules committee in the House of Representatives.
All results are unofficial. Results do not include Absentee, Provisional, or Remote Military votes.