Irvin to face Rogers in 81st District rematch

LEWISTOWN — In a rematch from two years ago, Republican state Rep. Rich Irvin will face Democrat Richard “Rick” Rogers for representative from 81st Legislative District, according to unofficial election results.

Both men won their uncontested primaries on Tuesday, according to unofficial results.

Prior to being elected to the state House in 2014, Irvin, a Spruce Creek Township resident, served as the Huntingdon County Treasurer for 18 years. Irvin graduated from Juniata Valley High School and attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting.

Rogers resides in Mount Union and served 27 years in the United States Army, retiring as a major.

According to unofficial results, Irvin received 5,272 votes (191 in Mifflin County) in the Republican primary and Rogers received 2,429 votes (48 in Mifflin County) in the Democratic primary.

There were also a total of eight Republican write-in votes and one Democratic write-in ballot cast in Mifflin County.

The 81st Legislative Distict includes all of Huntingdon County, a part of Centre County and Wayne Township and the boroughs of Kistler and Newton Hamilton in Mifflin County.

The general election is Nov. 6.