- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The owner of a York-based trash hauler is Pennsylvania’s newest state senator after battling his own party for a write-in victory.

Republican Scott Wagner was sworn in Wednesday to represent the 28th District in York County.

Wagner’s March 18 special election victory was the first time in memory, if not ever, that a state Senate seat was won by a write-in candidate.

He beat the Republican and Democratic party nominees after weeks of hard-hitting, negative ads. Wagner is owner of Penn Waste and KBS Trucking.

He’s finishing the term of retired Sen. Mike Waugh, who resigned in January. The term ends Nov. 30. The May 20 primary election and Nov. 4 general election will decide who will serve the four-year term that begins in January.

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