Unofficial results out of Chester County show Hennessey in the lead by 3958 votes. 95% of precincts had reported as of 11:58pm.
A closer look at the candidates of Pennsylvania's 26th Legislative District, which spans Spring City Borough, East Vincent, East Coventry, North Coventry, Warwick, East and West Nantmeal townships and Elverson Borough, Wallace and Honey Brook townships and Honey Brook Borough, West Caln and Valley Townships and Coatesville.
About Tim Hennessey:
Tim Hennessey has served the community as a legislator, a trial attorney with the Public Defender’s office for 20 years, a township solicitor for 25 years. A lifelong resident of Chester County, he has represented the 26th District since 1993.
Tim Hennessey is a 1965 graduate of St. Pius X High School in Pottstown, St. Josephs University (1969) and Villanova University School of Law 1972. He resides in North Coventry Township with Carol, his wife of 35 years. They have three children; Katherine, Timothy and Elizabeth.
About Michael Hays:
Hays was raised in Montgomery County, the son of a carpenter and school bus driver. He graduated from Widener University with a degree in business administration.
Three years ago, he was elected to Spring City Borough Council and became one of the youngest leaders in the borough’s history – at age 28.
Tim Hennessey on Issues:
Hennessey believes that property tax reform, keeping doctors in PA, health care cost containment, environmental issues, preserving open space, and protecting lottery revenues are the vital issues facing the district.
Michael Hays on Issues:
Hays believes that the important issues facing the 26th District are education, natural gas drilling, transportation, public health, and reform.
26th District History:
Hennessey was elected to the House in 1992 and has been re-elected 7 times since.
Hennessey was re-elected by 4.1 points in 2008 and by 13.8 points in 2010.