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Kephart leads in 73rd District State Representative Republican race

Clearfield – Tuesday was Pennsylvania’s Primary Election, with the key local race being for State Representative in the 73rd District.

Three Republicans were vying for the seat: attorney Dallas Kephart, long-time Clearfield County Commissioner John Sobel and local businessman Derek Walker.

Kephart claimed a convincing victory with 4,683 votes in Clearfield County.

Walker and Sobel had 1,960 and 960, respectively.

Kephart also won the majority of votes in Cambria County.

The 73rd District is made up of parts of Clearfield and Cambria counties.

The seat is being vacated by Republican State Rep. Tommy Sankey, who chose not to seek reelection.