Election Results: Stephens Wins 151st District Race

Voters chose to re-elect State Rep. Todd Stephens of Horsham.

Todd Stephens has duked it out in three contests for the 151st legislative district.

On Tuesday, State Rep. Stephens, of Horsham, earned a second term representing residents of his hometown, as well as Ambler, Abington, Montgomery Township and Upper Dublin. 

When reached for comment just after 10 p.m. Tuesday, Stephens, who lost his first bid in 2008 against Democrat Rick Taylor, said that while he was proud of his record, it's impossible to know what other factors might play into people's votes. 

"Obama carried my district by 5,000 votes and I lost by 419 votes," Stephens said of the 2008 race. 

On Tuesday, with the Montgomery County Board of Elections not yet posting unofficial election results for the 151st legislative district, Stephens' opponent, Democrat Will Sylianteng, had conceded the race just before 10 p.m. 

"Friends, I just called Todd Stephens ... to congratulate him," Sylianteng wrote on his Facebook page. "It was a hard fought race & I thank you all for your support."

According to the Montgomery County Board of Elections unofficial results, Stephens claimed 59.63 percent of the vote as compared to Sylianteng's 40.37 percent of the vote. 

The county's unofficial votes showed Stephens with a total of 19,879 votes to Sylianteng's 13,457 votes. 

For his part, Stephens said he's ready to begin his sophomore term by tackling transportation and pension issues, as well as working to "do our best to fund our schools."

"There's plenty of work to do," Stephens said. "I'm trmeend grateful for the residents in my district."

Stephens, minutes into a celebration with about 100 supporters at Buona Via Ristorante Italiano, said voters "honored" him with the "opportunity" to serve another two years. 

Ruth November 07, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Congrats to Todd Stephens!! As a former Hatboro- Horsham alum, it is great to see alumni do great things! I appreciate his passion and dedication to our community!
Bob November 07, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Too bad the Democrats couldn't come up with a local person with a spell-able, or pronounceable name. Mr Sylianteng was had few connections to the community and he could only spout his liberal agenda. He had no local business ties, and wasn't even employed locally.
Bill Carter November 07, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Todd thank you for all you do for our community. Congratulations, it is nice to know you are in our corner and fighting for us every day. Thank you to your family as well for the time you are away from them on our behalf. Best Regards


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