Election results: Pike prefers Republican candidates


Voters line up at the Dingman Township 1 polling place in the Milford Bible Church (Photo by Linda Fields)

Voters in Pike County voted for Republicans, both incumbents and challengers, by wide margins on Tuesday, even if their choice didn't always prevail.
Here are the highlights:
The Democratic incumbent governor, Tom Wolf, won re-election statewide with 58 percent of the vote to Republican Scott Wagner's 41 percent. In Pike County, Wagner won with 55 percent of the vote to Wolf's 44 percent.
The Democratic incumbent, Bob Casey Jr., won re-election statewide to the U.S. Senate with 56 percent of the vote to Republican Louis Barletta's 43 percent. In Pike County, Barletta won 56 percent of the vote to Casey's 42 percent.
The Democratic incumbent, Matt Cartwright, is projected to win re-election to the 8th Congressional District with 55 percent of the vote. In Pike County, Republican John Chrin won 58 percent to Cartwright's 42 percent.
The Republican incumbent, Lisa Baker, won re-election in Pennsylvania's 20th Senatorial District over her only challenger, Green Party candidate John Sweeney. In Pike County, Baker won 77 percent of the vote to Sweeney's 23 percent.
The Republican incumbent, Mike Peifer, won re-election in Pennsylvania's 139th Legislative District. In Pike County, Peifer won 61 percent of the vote to Democrat Orlando Marrero's 39 percent
The Republican incumbent, Rosemary Brown, won re-election in Pennsylvania's 189th Legislative District. In Pike County, Brown won 60 percent of the vote to Democrat Adam Rodriguez's 40 percent.

The candidates on Tuesday's ballot (asterisks (*) indicate incumbents) are as follows:
PA GOVERNOR
Term is for four years.
Democratic:Tom Wolf, governor*
John Fetterman, lieutenant governor*
Republican:Scott Wagner, governor
Jeff Bartos, lieutenant governor
Green:Paul Glover, governor
Jocolyn Bowser-Bostick, lieutenant governor
Libertarian:Ken Krawchuk, governor
Kathleen Smith, lieutenant governor
U.S. SENATOR
Term is for six years.
Democratic:Bob Casey Jr.*
Republican:Lou Barletta
Green:Neal Gale
Libertarian:Dale Kerns Jr.
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, 8TH DISTRICT
Term is for two years.
Democratic:Matt Cartwright*
Republican:John Chrin
SENATOR IN THE PENNSYLVANIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 20TH DISTRICT
Term is for four years.
Democratic:(No candidate)
Republican:Lisa Baker*
Green:John Sweeney
REPRESENTATIVE IN THE PENNSYLVANIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 139TH DISTRICT
Term is for two years.
Democratic:Orlando Marrero
Republican:Mike Peifer*