Campaign workers outside the Lower Pottsgrove municipal building Tuesday night (above at right) included Ciresi supporters Patti Grimm and the candidate’s sister, visiting from New York
Ciresi wins, 14,058 (55.50%) over Quigley, 11,264 (44.47%)
LIMERICK PA – The second time was the charm for Democrat Joe Ciresi, who in Tuesday’s (Nov. 6, 2018) general election defeated incumbent Republican Tom Quigley in the latter’s bid for re-election to Pennsylvania’s 146th District House of Representatives’ seat. Only two years earlier, Ciresi lost to Quigley in the same battle.
The 146th District includes the municipalities of Lower Pottsgrove, Limerick, and Perkiomen townships, Royersford and Trappe boroughs, and part of Pottstown borough. Ciresi swept all six in a decisive 11-percent win of more than 2,700 votes.
In unofficial results reported by the Montgomery County Voter Services Department, with 100 percent of votes counted:
- In portions of Pottstown within the district, Ciresi won with 2,733 votes or 60.84 percent, with Quigley at 1,757 votes or 39.11 percent. There were two unspecified write-ins among the total 4,492 votes;
- Lower Pottsgrove went for Ciresi, 2,570 votes or 52.84 percent, to Quigley, 2,293 votes or 47.14 percent. A total of 4,864 votes were cast, with one-write; the name on that ballot was not specified;
- Limerick favored Ciresi, 4,598 votes or 52.68 percent, over Quigley, 4,130 votes or 47.32 percent, with 8,728 votes cast, and no write-ins;
- Perkiomen chose Ciresi, 2,129 votes or 57.08 percent, above Quigley’s 1,600 votes or 42.90 percent. There was one unspecified write-in of the 3,730 total votes cast;
- Royersford heavily favored Ciresi, 1,077 votes or 61.19 percent, against Quigley’s 681 votes or 38.69 percent. A total of 1,760 votes were cast, with two unspecified write-ins; and
- Trappe preferred Ciresi, 951 votes or 54.22 percent vs. Quigley’s 803 votes or 45.78 percent. A total of 1,754 votes were cast. There were no write-ins.
Photo by The Post Publications; graphic from Montgomery County Voter Services