Sen. Pippy Resigns After Budget Vote
State Sen. John Pippy left his seat in the state Senate at midnight on July 1.
Pippy announced in January that he would not seek re-election to the state Legislature. He has served in the state Senate since 2003.
He called his work as a state senator "the most meaningful experience I have had in my professional career," according to a resignation letter obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The 37th District includes all of Whitehall Borough.
Fellow Republican D. Raja, a business owner from Mt. Lebanon, is vying for Pippy's 37th District seat in November's general election. He may face an uncontested race, as Democratic write-in candidate Greg Parks, of Pleasant Hills Borough, said on Friday that he is exiting the race for unspecified personal reasons, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
This article originally appeared on the Robinson-Moon Patch.
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