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County commissioner to run for state senate

Republicans have chosen their candidate for the special election.

LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. — A county commissioner in Lackawanna County has been chosen to run in a special election for the state senate.

Party officials selected commissioner Chris Chermak to run on the Republican ticket for the twenty-second state senate district. He will face off against Democrat state representative Marty Flynn.

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The special election is to fill former Senator John Blake's seat.

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The twenty-second district encompasses all of Lackawanna County and parts of Luzerne and Monroe Counties.

The special election will likely be held on the same day as the primary election: May 18.