Gerald Mullery won a fourth term in the state House of Representatives Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Justin Behrens.

According to unofficial results, Mullery, 46, of Newport Township, received 10,747 votes to 7,015 votes for Behrens, a U.S. Army veteran and director of a social work forensic team.

Mullery gave a victory speech at 9:45 p.m. to supporters gathered at Uncle Bucks BBQ in Plymouth.

“I’m humbled by folks placing faith in me,” Mullery said to a Times Leader reporter after his speech. “I’m going to work my tail off to keep up my end of the bargain.”

Mullery – whose legislative district includes Glen Lyon, named the most distressed area in the commonwealth by Economic Innovation Group, a Washington, D.C. think tank, as well as Plymouth Township, which recently exited Act 47 “distressed” status – stated during his campaign he wants to try to “repair and restore our region.”

By: Melanie Mizenko, Wilkes Barres Times Leader

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