Leslie Baum Rossi said she was “humbled” by her selection Saturday by a group of party confreres from Somerset and Westmoreland counties to be the Republican candidate in the May 18 special election to fill the vacancy in the 59th District state House seat created by the recent death of Mike Reese.
Rossi, 50, was chosen by 26 appointed members of the Westmoreland County Republican Committee from the district that includes 42 precincts in eastern Westmoreland County, as well as 10 in western Somerset County during a meeting at the Fort Ligonier History Education Center in Ligonier.
The Unity woman won the party’s nod over four other Republicans, including Reese’s widow, Angela Reese, 44, of Mt. Pleasant Township; Ligonier Township police Officer Shawn Knepper; Latrobe attorney John Hauser, 42; and Dustin D. DeLuca, 35, of Jennerstown.
— to triblive.com