Longtime state Rep. Steve Barrar, R-160 of Boothwyn, secured another two-year term in unofficial election results Tuesday over political newcomer Anton Andrew, according to unofficial election results posted Tuesday.
Barrar, 64, who first took the seat in 1996, had a lead in Delaware County of 10,644 to Andrew’s 8,232 with all but one machine reporting. Andrew, of Kennett Township, was leading in Chester County 5,985 to 4,269, giving Barrar a cumulative total of 14,913 to Andrew’s 14,217.
Barrar previously said he believes he has a done a good job working on issues that affect veterans, first responders and taxpayers. He pointed to helping rescue the 911 system from bankruptcy with a law that produced a surplus fund allowing 911 centers to upgrade to new technologies, as well as his efforts to bring Post Traumatic Stress Disorder under covered benefits for first responders.
Barrar is currently the Republican Chairman of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee and sits on the House Liquor Control Committee.
The 160th District is made up of Bethel Township, Chadds Ford, Concord and part of Upper Chichester in Delaware County, as well as Kennett Square, Kennett Township, Pennsbury and Pocopson in Chester County.