Incumbent Frank Farina Concedes, Haggerty to Take 112th Race

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JESSUP -- State Representative Frank Farina has conceded to opponent Kevin Haggerty in the Democratic primary race for District 112.

"This district got broke apart and so we were both an incumbent at one point," said Haggerty. "I tried to, not only key on my own area, but also the mid-valley, spent a lot of time up there. We built a nice coalition and little by little by little, we picked up votes along the way and that's what kept us in victory lane tonight."

Kevin Haggerty

Kevin Haggerty

"I think they painted that negative picture of me with the Penn State game. I wouldn't change a thing. I would do it all over," said Farina during his concession, referring to a controversy over complimentary tickets to Penn State football games.

Farina later paid for the tickets.

Haggerty, from Dunmore, lost to incumbent State Rep. Ken Smith in the Democratic Primary for the 112th District in 2010, challenged Smith again in 2012 and beat him the second time around 52% to 48%, and easily defeated Republican Ray Nearhood in the 2012 general election.

Farina was first elected to the State House in the 115th District in 2012, and defeated Rep. Kevin Haggerty in the Democratic Primary for the redrawn 112th District in 2014.

Farina has been a champion of allowing hunting on Sundays in Pennsylvania.


  • wannabeinformed

    I get the free tickets, but CHARGING the government MILEAGE to SEE a FREE game, THAT’S what disgusted the voters, and they reacted accordingly. Good thing, because ” he would do it all over again “, well, not on MY TAXPAYERS MONEY !!!

  • What?

    It’s beyond me that this man is blaming WNEP for bringing to light our State Rep taking his family to a Penn State game on the taxpayers money. He apologized and paid the money back so he was fully aware that what he did was wrong, then says he’d do it again and his boys said they will attend college at Penn State. Are you kidding me?

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