Republican Eric Nelson, in a landslide victory, won a special election Tuesday for the state House seat left open by the retirement of Tim Krieger, keeping the seat in GOP control.
With all 51 precincts reporting, Nelson received 66 percent of the vote. Democrat Linda Iezzi received 34 percent.
Nelson, 50, a businessman and college instructor, is expected to take office once the results are verified by the county’s election bureau. He will serve through Dec. 31 to complete the two-year term that was vacated when Krieger, a Delmont Republican, was elected a Westmoreland County judge.