Lt. Governor Mike Stack Wednesday has set the special election to fill the vacancy in the 9th Senate district for April 26. The date will coincide with primary elections in Pennsylvania.
Former 9th district Sen. Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware) resigned effective January 3.
The writ of election will be delivered to Secretary of State Pedro Cortes and to the Boards of Elections in Chester and Delaware Counties, parts of which are included in the district.As presiding officer of the Senate, the lieutenant governor has 10 days to schedule a special election when a seat becomes vacant; the date cannot be sooner than 60 days following the issuance of the writ.