Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills issued the following statement:

“Last night, we saw major victories for Pennsylvania’s hardworking families. We are so proud of Judge Dan McCaffery for his hard-fought win. His voice will make Pennsylvania’s Superior Court more just, fair and committed to equal justice under law. And we are closely watching the final returns for Amanda Green-Hawkins’ Superior Court campaign, which remains very close to the automatic recount threshold.

We had historic wins, with a clean sweep in Delaware County that gave Democrats a county council majority for the first time since the Civil War. We took majorities in Chester, Bucks and Monroe Counties. Voters were inspired and mobilized by our candidates and their commitment to clean up corruption and work for the people.

I also congratulate Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney for their victories tonight. We also celebrate the election of Eddie Moran as the first Latino mayor of Reading, and Jessica Rothschild, who became the first member of the LGBTQ+ community to serve on the Scranton City Council.

Finally, I want to thank each and every one of our candidates for well-run races. We are proud of the entire ticket and appreciate their efforts. 

We are grateful to so many who made our victories possible, from the candidates who stepped forward to create a better tomorrow, to our committee members, grassroots supporters and Democrats at the local, county and state levels. Everyone came together to knock doors, phone bank and deliver for the families of Pennsylvania, and their efforts paid off. 

We now head into one of the most pivotal election years in Pennsylvania’s history encouraged, emboldened, and with a clear track record of Democratic victories. Make no mistake: we are fired up, united, and ready to work around the clock to ensure Pennsylvania goes blue in 2020. The future of our nation depends on it.”