Martin Schmotzer

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Martin Schmotzer
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 22
Martin Schmotzer is a former Democrat member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives representing District 22 from 2012-2013. He served the remainder of former Rep. Chelsa Wagner's term.

An April 24, 2012, special election was held to fill the seat. The vacancy was created when Wagner resigned in January after being elected Allegheny County controller in November 2011.[1][2] Schmotzer also ran unsuccessfully for the seat for the next term, falling in the Democratic primary held the same day.



Special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Schmotzer defeated Chris Cratsley (R) in the special election on April 24, 2012, garnering 58.8% of the vote. Party ward leaders nominated candidates for the election.[3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 22, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Schmotzer 58.8% 4,230
     Republican Chris Cratsley 41.2% 2,961
Total Votes 7,191

General election

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Schmotzer ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 22. Schmotzer and Shawn Lunny were defeated by Erin Molchany in the Democratic primary on April 24.[5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 22 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngErin Molchany 57.4% 2,944
Martin Schmotzer Incumbent 42.6% 2,188
Shawn Lunny 0% 0
Total Votes 5,132

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Preceded by
Chelsa Wagner (D)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 22
Succeeded by
Erin Molchany (D)