Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-161, of Swarthmore won a second term by fending off a challenge from Republican Patti Rodgers Morrisette in a rematch of their battle from two years ago.
According to unofficial results, Krueger-Braneky received 17,573 votes to Rodgers Morrisette's 12,467.
Krueger-Braneky lost her first bid for state representative against then-incumbent Joe Hackett in 2014 but then won in a special election for the same seat a year later. She has held the seat since then.
Krueger-Braneky serves on the labor & industry, small business and appropriations committees. She also is vice chair of the SAFE Caucus and co-founder of the Climate Caucus.
Prior to her public office, Krueger-Braneky was executive director of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia.
Rodgers Morrisette has been a realtor for 16 years, the last 12 with Long and Foster Real Estate in Media. She received the Five Star Professional Award for the last five consecutive years.
She serves on the board of the Delaware County Office of Services to the Aging (COSA), the Delaware County Women’s Commission and the Ridley Township Economic Committee.
A Ridley High alum, Rodgers Morrisette became active in politics through her parents, Bud and Helen Rodgers. She has also served as a Republican committeewoman and an Election Machine Inspector.
The 161st district includes Aston, Brookhaven, Nether Providence, Rose Valley, Rutledge, Swarthmore and parts of Ridley Township and Springfield.