Nanes set to oppose Corman

LEWISTOWN — Ezra Nanes, the Democratic nominee for the 34th Senatorial District, will challenge incumbent Republican and Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman in the 2018 general election, according to unofficial results.

Both candidates ran unupposed in their respective primaries.

Corman, from Bellefonte, was elected to the state Senate in 1998 and earned an associate degree in communications from the Pennsylvania College of Technology as well as a bachelor of arts degree from Penn State.

Nanes, from State College, graduated from both the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

According to unofficial results, Nanes received 11,021 votes in the Democratic primary, and Corman received 15,532 votes in the Republican primary. There were 20 Democratic write-in votes as well as 54 Republican write-in votes, between Mifflin and Juniata counties.

The 34th Senatorial District includes all of Mifflin, Juniata and Centre counties and a portion of Huntingdon County.

The general election is scheduled for Nov. 6.