Irvin re-elected in 81st District

LEWISTOWN — State Rep. Rich Irvin, R-Huntingdon, will serve another term in the state house for the 81st District according to unofficial election results.

Irvin secured 18,869 votes, while Democratic challenger Rick Rogers received 10,685 votes.

Irvin said he holds his opponent in the highest regard for his military service and respectful campaign.

Irvin hopes to bring a united voice to Harrisburg for the people of the 81st and he thanked his family and supporters.

“I can’t thank them enough,” he said.

Irvin was first elected to the state house in 2014, prior to that he was the Huntingdon County Treasurer for 18 years.

Rogers is a retired U.S. Army Major, with 27 years of military service. He has also served with the Huntingdon County Planning Commission and Huntingdon County Business and Industry.

The 81st District encompasses Huntingdon County, portions of Centre County and Wayne Township and the boroughs of Kistler, Mount Union and Newton Hamilton in Mifflin County.