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Election Guide 2012: Rep. Daryl Metcalfe Running Unopposed for 12th District

The Republican legislator is seeking his eighth term in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives.

State  is expected to sail into his eighth term representing the 12th District in the state House of Representatives in Tuesday's election.

The incumbent is running unopposed on the Republican ballot.

After launching a Steve Smith, principal of Haine Middle School in the pulled out of the race after the April primary election.

First elected in 1998, Metcalfe is the Republican majority chair on the House State Government committee, which—among other things—is responsible for legislative redistricting, lobbyist disclosure and campaign financing.

He is an advocate of protecting taxpayers, reforming education, ending immigration by illegal aliens, preserving Second Amendment freedoms and outlawing teacher strikes and right-to-work laws, according to his website. 

His other legislative initiatives include proposals to eliminate property taxes in the Commonwealth and requiring voter referendum for future local tax increases, he website said. 

which requires voters to present valid photo identification before voting. The law was slated to go into effect for the November election. A decision by a Commonwealth Court judge in October put on hold on the law until after the general election.

The 12th District covers Cranberry, Adams, Clinton, Forward, Jefferson, Middlesex and Penn townships and the boroughs of Callery, Connoquenessing, Evans City, Mars, Saxonburg, Seven Fields and Valencia.

Check back with Cranberry Patch throughout Tuesday for complete coverage of Election Day results and updates.

Quick Links:

  • Cranberry Patch: 2012 Election Guide
  • Election Day 2012: Here's What You Need to Know—And Where to Go

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