State Rep. Frank Farry won re-election Tuesday night and defeated challenger Lauren Lareau. Farry has been with the Langhorne-Middletown Fire company since 1990, and is fire chief as well.
He has been recognized by the Humane Society for his animal legislation. The recent expansion of the PACENET program and the Hot Dogs in Cars Bill were both written by representative Farry, and Governor Wolf signed each into law.
“It’s actually funny, as a Republican, I’ve had more bills signed by a Democratic governor than a Republican governor,” Farry said. “It highlights bipartisanship, and that’s what we will continue to do.”
This campaign saw some strange moments at times as Lareau launched attack after attack on Farry’s record and his willingness to debate her. Farry ran what he called a “clean campaign.”
“There was a lot of information we could have put out there, and decided not to do it, we ran a campaign on my record on trying to do the right thing,” he continued. “There was a lot of misinformation being put out by the other side, but we really need to get back to civility.”
State Representative Farry has served the 142nd district for a decade, being elected for the first time in 2008. He listed the recent supreme court ruling in favor of the firefighters with cancer, which now allows them to be covered, as one of his proudest moments in his 10 years.
Farry had a strong showing in the district as he won by thousands of votes. Farry did particularly well in parts of Lower Southampton, and Middletown Township where he won by margins of 251 votes over Lareau in lower Southampton, and 285 votes over her in Middletown township. He ended up with 18,152 votes, and won with 56% of the vote.
WBCB’s Keith Noonan contributed to this post.