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Mark Painter Pulls Off Upset Victory

Rep. Thomas Quigley's campaign announced surprise defeat.

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."

SF Parent November 07, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Congrats to Mr Painter!!
Lorraine613 November 07, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Congratulations Mr. Painter! I would like to think that my vote counted in your victory! 8 years was too long for Tom Quigley and promises of eliminating school property taxes (only near the election) and never having the time to respond to people in need or even a simple letter and passing the buck. I didn't forget this when it came time to vote yesterday. My best wishes to you Mr. Painter!
Cathy Koffs November 07, 2012 at 08:09 PM
We are thrilled and happy for Mark and his family . The district will be well served by an outstanding guy!
Eagle100 May 09, 2013 at 06:32 PM
I would also like to thank Mr. Painter and his office staff for there prompt attention to my concerns. I would specifically like to thank Mike and Kelly for their assistance!! There help has been fantastic

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