Bridgeville resident Devlin Robinson won Tuesday’s Republican primary for the 37th state senate district.
This morning, early counts in Allegheny County showed Robinson holding a 58% to 42% lead over Sewickley councilman Jeff Neff.
Although final votes won’t be counted for more than a week, Robinson’s lead made it seemingly impossible for mail-in ballots to sway the election.
Neff conceded Wednesday evening.
In a statement posted to Facebook, Robinson said, “I am honored and humbled that Republicans have chosen me as their standard-bearer in the fall campaign to bring fresh leadership and an independent voice to the people of the 37th State Senate District. From the economic disaster created by the coronavirus to the ongoing discord in our nation, our state’s response must include all voices, not those of a single party or Harrisburg clique.”
This fall, Robinson will face Democratic incumbent Pam Iovino, who had no opposition in Tuesday’s primary.
The 37th state senate district includes Bridgeville, Collier, and some surrounding communities.
Iovino, a Mt. Lebanon resident, has represented the district since last year, when she won a special election to replace Republican Guy Reschenthaler, who moved on to U.S. Congress.
Robinson, a former U.S. Marine and current businessowner, is described on his website as “…a fiscal conservative, proudly pro-life, and a strong Second Amendment advocate.”