The Pottstown Mercury is reporting that Mark Painter has defeated incumbent Rep. Thomas Quigley in the 146th District, which includes Limerick, Lower Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Royersford, Upper Pottsgrove, West Pottsgrove, and a portion of New Hanover.
Quigley's campaign announced the unofficial results just a little while ago.
Painter, the former tax collector for Limerick Township, was running against Quigley for the second time. Quigley has been the 146th District representative since 2004.
Painter's victory is credited to huge voter turnout and to the Democratic vote in Pottstown.
Painter told The Mercury that he "always thought it was possible. I went in it to win it. I don’t go through all this work and this struggle and toil just to make a point. I did it because I thought it was winnable."