Incumbent Congressman Scott Perry wins race, Lloyd Smucker returns to Washington

Voters selected York County's incumbent congressional candidates to return to Washington, D.C., although it was a closer race for Republican Rep. Scott Perry than for Rep. Lloyd Smucker.

Here are the results as of early Wednesday morning:

10th Congressional District – York, Dauphin and Cumberland counties

Incumbent Republican Scott Perry of Carroll Township faced off against newcomer attorney Shamaine Daniels, D-Harrisburg, for the 10th Congressional District seat.

As of 12:13 a.m., Perry led with 168,163 votes. Daniels trailed with 143,124 votes. All precincts are reporting, and results are unofficial.

On his campaign Facebook page, Perry posted, "All around great day today - beautiful day of beautiful smiles. THANK YOU - from my heart - for valuing this tremendous duty."

Perry's margin of victory over Daniels was similar to his contest in 2020 against well-known former state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, who garnered about 46.69% of the vote to Perry's 53.31%. Perry won this year with about 54% of the vote in a district made more competitive after redistricting.

Daniels is pro-choice and supports “common-sense gun legislation to help protect our communities and the law enforcement officers who serve them; including background checks, preventing "ghost guns," and funding research into gun violence.

Perry, who was first elected to Congress in 2012, is pro-life and against enacting new gun laws. The congressman has come under fire the last year for his possible involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection, having his cell phone seized by FBI agents.

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry won his race in the 10th Congressional District over Democrat Shamaine Daniels.
U.S. Rep. Scott Perry won his race in the 10th Congressional District over Democrat Shamaine Daniels.

11th Congressional District - York and Lancaster counties

Incumbent Republican Lloyd Smucker of Lancaster County led with 188,161 votes against Democratic challenger, Bob Hollister, who garnered 104,963 votes.

Those unofficial results were as of 12:31 a.m. with all precincts reporting.

Smucker, the incumbent from Lancaster County, touted a “100% pro-life voting record” in his campaign and his A+ ratings from the NRA for his voting record.

Bob Hollister, a retired educator from Conestoga, said that he “would fight any attempt by federal or state governments to interfere with or restrict healthcare decisions, including reproductive decisions and access to contraception.”

This article originally appeared on York Daily Record: Scott Perry and Lloyd Smucker return to Congress for another term