Todd Stephens has duked it out in three contests for the 151st legislative district.
On Tuesday, State Rep. Stephens, of Horsham, earned a second term representing residents of his hometown, as well as Ambler, Abington, Montgomery Township and Upper Dublin.
When reached for comment just after 10 p.m. Tuesday, Stephens, who lost his first bid in 2008 against Democrat Rick Taylor, said that while he was proud of his record, it's impossible to know what other factors might play into people's votes.
"Obama carried my district by 5,000 votes and I lost by 419 votes," Stephens said of the 2008 race.
On Tuesday, with the Montgomery County Board of Elections not yet posting unofficial election results for the 151st legislative district, Stephens' opponent, Democrat Will Sylianteng, had conceded the race just before 10 p.m.
"Friends, I just called Todd Stephens ... to congratulate him," Sylianteng wrote on his Facebook page. "It was a hard fought race & I thank you all for your support."
According to the Montgomery County Board of Elections unofficial results, Stephens claimed 59.63 percent of the vote as compared to Sylianteng's 40.37 percent of the vote.
The county's unofficial votes showed Stephens with a total of 19,879 votes to Sylianteng's 13,457 votes.
For his part, Stephens said he's ready to begin his sophomore term by tackling transportation and pension issues, as well as working to "do our best to fund our schools."
"There's plenty of work to do," Stephens said. "I'm trmeend grateful for the residents in my district."
Stephens, minutes into a celebration with about 100 supporters at Buona Via Ristorante Italiano, said voters "honored" him with the "opportunity" to serve another two years.