32nd District Race Went As Expected
By Bob Small
The Feb. 7 special election in the 32nd Pennsylvania House District went as was expected in the solidly Democratic district.
Democrat Joe McAndrew received 74.9% of the vote (9,515), while Republican Clay Walker received only 25.9% of the vote (3,185).
McAndrew is a former executive director of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee, and has served as chair of the Penn Hills Democratic Committee. A graduate of the University of Dayton, he was endorsed for this race by Clean Water Action and Planned Parenthood, among other organizations.
Walker, of Verona, works as a health-care customer representative. He is better known as the pastor of Monroeville’s Mustard Seed Church. He calls himself a conservative on criminal rights and gun rights. He is a University of Pittsburgh graduate and a US Army veteran, and this is his first run for office.
The 32nd District covers four areas of Allegheny County. Anthony M. Deluca was its longest serving representative (1983-2022). He died in office on Oct. 9