TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. –A special election date has been set to elect a new representative to the U.S. House after Republican Tom Marino announced he was resigning on January 17.
Marino’s last day in office representing Pennsylvania’s District 12 was Wednesday.
Governor Tom Wolf said Thursday in a tweet he scheduled the special election to coincide with Pennsylvania’s primary election on May 21.
Marino announced last week he was pursuing a private sector job, after just starting his fifth term in Congress.
The congressional district covers 15 counties in north and central Pennsylvania.