Election 2012: Your Questions For The Candidates In PA 40th Senatorial Race
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On Aug. 7, voters in the 40th Senatorial district will chose a candidate to fill the remaining term of former Sen. Jane Orie, who was sentenced in May to 2 ½ to 10 years in prison after her March conviction of using her legislative staff to perform political work.
In voting last weekend, Republican leaders in Allegheny and Butler counties chose Rep. Randy Vulakovich, R-Shaler, to face Democratic nominee Sharon Brown.
Vulakovich, a former police sergeant with the Shaler department, was first elected to represent the 30th District in 2007. He replaced former Rep. Jeff Habay, who, like Orie, was convicted of using his staff to do campaign work on state time.
He will face Democrat Dr. Sharon Brown, of McCandless, who was the only candidate seeking her party’s endorsement.
Brown currently is a nursing administrator for the Allegheny County Community College, according to the Project Vote Smart web site.
She also ran her own consulting firm and was a researcher at the Un
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