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Five-term incumbent State Rep. Nick Miccarelli, R-162 of Ridley Park announced he is withdrawing from the Pennsylvania primary race and not seeking re-election to the House. (see full story)
“After much personal reflection and consultation with my family, staff and legislative colleagues, I have decided today to remove my name from the ballot for re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, effective immediately,” the incumbent Republican said in a statement released by his spokesman, Frank Keel. “I am making this difficult decision at this time to afford my party the opportunity to designate a new Republican candidate to be placed on the ballot for the May 15th Primary Election."
The Iraq War veteran and five-term incumbent has been at the center of a firestorm for weeks since another state representative and a Harrisburg consultant filed a private complaint with House leaders alleging wrongdoing by Miccarelli in previous consensual relationships.
Miccarelli denied the allegations in the complaint. Both Republican House leadership and several Democrats, including Gov. Tom Wolf, had called on Miccarelli to resign his seat. Delaware County Republican's likely select a candidate to appear on the ballot for our May 15 primary election.