Elections

Landslide Victory in 53rd District Gives Godshall 16th Consecutive Term

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Pennsylvania State Rep. Bob Godshall, second from right, cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of Lansdale's PCTI Wood-Vine Connector earlier this year. Credits: Tony Di Domizio
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Sixteen – that’s the magic number for Pennsylvania State Rep. Bob Godshall.

The 81-year-old Republican from Souderton Borough unofficially won his 16th consecutive 2-year term in the 53rd Legislative District Tuesday night, beating Democratic challenger Dottie Miller in a landslide, according to unofficial Montgomery County election results.

According to unofficial tallies, Godshall received 63 percent of the vote, at 11,038 votes. Miller received 37 percent of the vote, tallying 6,577 votes in the district.

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Total registration and turnout was 38,978 voters, with 302 absentees, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State.

Godshall was elected to the 53rd District in 1982, assuming office in 1983.

The 53rd District is comprised of Lansdale Borough, Hatfield Township, Hatfield Borough, Telford Borough, Souderton Borough, Salford Township and Franconia Township.  

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