Dave Arnold state Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Republican Dave Arnold has won a special election to become the newest state senator.

Voters in Lebanon, Dauphin and York counties went to the polls Tuesday to choose who will represent them in the 48th district.

Lebanon Valley College history professor Michael Schroeder, a Democrat, conceded Tuesday night to Arnold, the Lebanon County district attorney.

Arnold will replace Mike Folmer, a four-term Republican who resigned in September after being arrested on charges of possessing child pornography.

The district leans heavily Republican.

Arnold's victory does not change the power balance in the 50-seat Senate, where Republicans hold a 27-21 majority, with one independent who caucuses with Republicans.

The Lebanon County-based 48th Senate district includes portions of Dauphin and York counties.