McNeill Wins 133rd House Race
Democrat Dan McNeill wins the 133rd House District race over Republican Dave Molony.
With 97 percent of the districts reporting, McNeill garnered 9,912 votes, or 62 percent, to Molony's 6,109 votes, or 38 percent.
McNeill, a former union leader, Whitehall Township supervisor and executive, touted a record of passing five years of balanced budgets without a tax increase. As a former manager of regional partnerships for Lehigh County, McNeill worked with 25 municipalities to secure grants.
In August, McNeill was picked to replace incumbent Rep. Joe Brennan, who announced in August he would not seek re-election. Brennan has been charged with drunken driving and assaulting his wife.
Molony, who has operated an acupuncture and alternative medicine practice in Catasauqua for nearly 20 years, conceded the race. "I respect the voters and our democratic system. It was an honor to meet so many citizens of the 133rd. I was awed at the character and strength of you all.
"I knew the odds were long when I entered, but I felt the issues were important. I want to thank my wife and all of my volunteers for their support and encouragement throughout this process."
The 133rd district includes parts of eastern Salisbury, Hanover and Whitehall townships, Fountain Hill and Coplay boroughs, about half of Bethlehem and part of Allentown.
In Salisbury's 1st Ward, voters were nearly split: 550 for McNeill, 520 for Molony.