"The average Democrat in previous elections received 42 percent," he said. "Mark received a little over 46 percent."
Mikus said Critz would have received some Republican votes to reach 46.2 percent of the votes in Somerset County.
"I think the fact that he did better than Sen. Casey and President Obama shows a number of people recognized the work he has done," he said.
Overall, Critz received more votes than both Obama and Casey in the 12th district.
"We lost, but I think Mark should be very proud of the results because of the partisan dynamics of the district and the gerrymandering by the Republicans," he said.
Even though he lost his bid for re-election, Critz has not lost his will to help the region grow.
"I will see what I can do to continue to help this region," he said. "I still want to be active."
Critz is exploring his options. As he looks to the future there is one possibility he will not rule out: running again in two years.