Anthony Giarrusso won the Republican primary for the state House Dist. 30 seat with 353 votes Tuesday, Sept. 11. He will face in the general election Nov. 6.
The race featured three candidates. In addition to Giarrusso, Emil Fachon got 232 votes, and Bob Bolton got 178.
Democrat Schwager got 452 votes. (Because McDonough is an independent candidate, his name did not appear on the primary ballot.)
The House Dist. 30 seat has been held by Rep. Bob Watson, a Republican, since 1992. Watson announced his retirement in June.
"It's a great honor for me," said Giarrusso Tuesday night. Going into the general election, Giarrusso said, "we have a very strong network."
He said his pro-business message will play well with voters. "They know that the state really needs some business representation."
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