The York County Chapter of the NAACP is hosting a forum for candidates in the March 18 special election for the 28th Senate District.

Confirmed attendees are Democratic candidate Linda Small, a 53-year-old retired Navy master chief who lives in New Freedom, and Republican candidate Rep. Ron Miller, R-Jacobus, a 62-year-old who has served in the 93rd House District since 1999.

Both of those candidates were selected by their parties to appear on the ballot for the special election, but all announced candidates are welcome to participate, according to the NAACP's event announcement.

Conservative Republican Scott Wagner, a Spring Garden Township resident and owner of Penn Waste, has launched a write-in campaign for the special election.

The special election is being held to fill the seat until the end of the year because incumbent Mike Waugh, also a Republican, resigned last month. The seat will still be up for election in the May 20 primary and in the November general election, with the winner of the general election filling the seat for a full two-year term.

Republican Zack Hearn, 37, of Windsor Township, has said he'll run against Wagner and Miller in the primary.

The forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Crispus Attucks, 605 S. Duke St.


The 28th District includes the following York County municipalities: Chanceford, Codorus, East Hopewell, Fawn, Heidelberg, Hellam, Hopewell, Lower Chanceford, Lower Windsor, Manchester, Manheim, North Codorus, North Hopewell, Paradise, Peach Bottom, Shrewsbury, Spring Garden, Springfield, West Manchester, Windsor and York townships; Cross Roads, Dallastown, Delta, East Prospect, Fawn Grove, Felton, Glen Rock, Hallam, Jacobus, Jefferson, Loganville, New Freedom, New Salem, North York, Railroad, Red Lion, Seven Valleys, Shrewsbury, Spring Grove, Stewartstown, West York, Windsor, Winterstown, Wrightsville, Yoe and Yorkana boroughs and York City.

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