The results are in.
As expected, State sailed to an easy victory Tuesday to represent the 12th District in the state House of Representatives.
, ran unopposed on the Republican ballot.
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.
Kelly Defeats Eaton, Porter for 3rd Congressional District
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Butler, easily defeated Democratic contender Missa Eaton and an unaffiliated Independent candidate, for Pennsylvania’s Third Congressional District Tuesday, according to unofficial results.
In a statement, Kelly, who owns a family-run car dealship in Butler, thanked his supporters. The former Butler County council member was first elected to Congress in 2010.
"Two years ago the good people of Pennsylvania's 3rd District elected me to represent their interests of restoring a strong economy and bringing fiscal sanity back to Washington," he said.
"The goals of two years ago remain the same today in the new 3rd District and across this country. I am humbled by their support and pledge to continue fighting everyday to bring western Pennsylvania's voices, values and issues to Washington."
Tuesday's election was the first to use new redistricting maps based on 2010 Census data.
Prior to redistricting, Cranberry was part of the 4th Congressional District led by Jason Altmire. Fellow Democratic incumbent Rep. Mark Critz defeated Altmire in the primary election after the 4th district was folded into one new 12th district.
Critz, who Altmire later endorsed, was defeated Tuesday by Republican Keith Rothfus of Edgeworth.
On her Twitter page, Eaton, an assistant professor of psychology at Penn State Shenango and an active Democrat in Mercer County, called a Tuesday's election "a hard fought campaign." She also thanked her volunteers, staff, friends and family for their support.
"Congratulations to Senator Bob Casey, Representative Mark Longietti, and all the other Democrats elected in Pennsylvania," she later tweeted.
How Butler County Voted:
3rd U.S. Congressional District (2-year term) Votes Percent of Precincts Mike Kelly (R) 58,994
67.8% Missa Eaton (D) 25,208
29% Steven Porter (Independent) 2,836
12th State House District (2-year term) Votes Percent of Precincts Daryl Metcalfe (R) 28,829