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PENNSYLVANIA

Your complete directory of Pennsylvania candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

Bill Scranton for Governor - Jim Van Zandt for US Senate - 1962

CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Election Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

Filing Deadline (D/R): February 16, 2015
Filing Deadline (Third Parties & Independents): August 1, 2016
Primary: April 26, 2016

This page was last updated on February 5, 2016


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

Next Gubernatorial Election in 2018:

GOVERNOR:
Tom Wolf (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Casey - Knoll - Kohn - 1996

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Mike Stack (D)* - (Campaign Site)


The Following Constitutional Officer Elections are in 2016:

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Kathleen Kane (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Morganelli (D) - Northampton County District Attorney & '00/'04/'08 Candidate
Josh Shapiro (D) - Montgomery County Commissioner, Ex-State Rep., Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Steve Zappala (D) - Allegheny County District Attorney
John Rafferty (R) - State Sen., Ex-Methacton School Board Member & Attorney

R. Budd Dwyer

STATE AUDITOR GENERAL:
Eugene DePasquale (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Brown (R) - Northampton County Executive & Ex-Bangor Mayor

STATE TREASURER:
[ Tim Reese (Independent)* - Not a candidate in 2016. ]
Albert Baker Knoll (D) - Attorney, Lobbyist & Son of Ex-Lt Gov Catherine Baker Knoll

Michael Lamb (D) - Pittsburgh Controller, Attorney & Ex-Political Consultant

Joe Torsella (D) - Ex-US Ambassador, Ex-Philadelphia Deputy Mayor & '04 US Rep. Candidate

John Weinstein (D) - Allegheny County Treasurer

Otto Voit (R) - Businessman, Muhlenberg School District Board Member & Gulf War Veteran


Sesler - Shapp - Kline

PENNSYLVANIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

STATE HOUSE - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )

STATE SENATE - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

Pat Toomey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Everett Stern (R) - Security Intelligence Consultant
John Fetterman (D) - Braddock Mayor & Ex-AmeriCorps Volunteer
Katie McGinty (D) - Ex-State Environmental Protection Secretary, Businesswoman & '14 Gov. Candidate
Joe Sestak (D) - Ex-Congressman, Retired Navy Admiral & '10 Nominee
Joe Vodvarka (D) - Spring Manufacturer & '10/'12 Candidate
Andy Ostrowski (Independent) - Attorney & '14 US Democratic Rep. Nominee

Sen Hugh Scott

Bob Casey Jr. (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2018.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Bob Brady (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Bryan Leib (D) - Businessman & Democratic Activist
Nick Gibson (Independent)

District 2:
Chaka Fattah (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Dwight Evans (D) - State Rep., Ex-Teacher, '94 Gov. Candidate & '99/'07 Philadelphia Mayor Candidate
Brian Gordon (D) - Lower Merion Township Commissioner, Attorney & '10 Candidate
Dan Muroff (D) - Philadelphia's 9th Ward Democratic Leader, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Brian Sims (D) - State Rep., Attorney & LGBT Activist

District 3:
Mike Kelly (R)*- (Campaign Site)

Congressman Robert Nix

District 4:
Scott Perry (R)*- (Campaign Site)

District 5:
Glenn "GT" Thompson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kerith Strano Taylor (D) - Brookville School Board President, Attorney & '14 Nominee

District 6:
Ryan Costello (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Lindy Li (D) - Financial Analyst
Mike Parrish (D) - Businessman & Iraq War Veteran

Mike "Ozzie" Myers

District 7:
Pat Meehan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Stan Casacio (R) - Businessman
Mary Ellen Balchunis (D) - College Professor, Ex-Philadelphia Mayoral Aide & '14 Nominee
Bill Golderer (D) - Pastor
Dave Naples (D) - Database Administrator & '07 Skippack Town Supervisor Candidate

District 8:
[ Mike Fitzpatrick (R) - Retiring in 2016. ]
Marc Duome (R) - Psychologist
Brian Fitzpatrick (R) - Retired FBI Agent & Brother of Cong. Mike Fitzpatrick
Dean Malik (R) - Attorney & Iraq War Veteran
Brian Thomas (R) - Marketing Consultant, Ex-Teacher & GOP Activist
Andy Warren (R) - Ex-Bucks County Commissioner, Ex-Teacher & 08 Democratic Candidate
Shaughnessy Naughton (D) - Publishing Company Owner, Chemist & '14 Candidate
Steve Santarsiero (D) - State Rep., Attorney & Teacher
Eli Sadoff (Socialist) - College Student

District 9:
Bill Shuster (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Art Halverson (R) - Businessman, Retired Coast Guard Captain & '14 Candidate

James Michener

District 10:
Tom Marino (R)*- (Campaign Site)
Jerry Kairnes (Independent) - Building Materials Salesman

District 11:
Lou Barletta (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Marsicano (D) - Ex-Hazleton Mayor & Businessman
Lou Jasikoff (Independent) - Newspaper Publisher, Ex-State Libertarian Party Chair & '06 Candidate

District 12:
Keith Rothfus (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Steve Larchuk (D) - Attorney, Businessman & '04 Candidate
Erin McClelland (D) - Psychologist & '14 Nominee

Dick Schulze

District 13:
Brendan Boyle (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 14:
Mike Doyle (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Janis Brooks (D) - Pastor, Community Activist & '14 Candidate

District 15:
Charlie Dent (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Archie Follweiler (D) - Ex-Kutztown Borough Councilman, Realtor & '06 State Rep. Candidate

Socialist Equality Party - 1996

District 16:
[ Joe Pitts (R)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Jeff Bartos (R) - Businessman, Attorney & Philanthropist
Chet Beiler (R) - Businessman, Ex-Lancaster County GOP Chair, '10 Lt.Gov. Candidate & '08 Auditor Gen. Nominee
Craig Davis (R) - Nurse & Disabled Army Veteran
Lloyd Smucker (R) - State Sen., Ex- West Lampeter Township Supervisor & Construction Contractor
Tom Wentzel (R) - Eastern Lancaster County School Board Member & '14 State Rep. Candidate
Brad Witmer (R)
Christina Hartman (D) - Consultant & Ex-Non-Profit Group Executive
Raj Kittappa (D) - Stem Cell Scientist & '14 Candidate
Gary Wegman (D) - Dentist, Real Estate Investor & Farmer
Ed Haggerty (Independent) - Computer Consultant & Retired Navy NCO

District 17:
Matt Cartwright (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Matt Connolly (R) - Car Racing Team Owner, '14 Candidate & '10 State Sen. Nominee
Glenn Geissinger (R) - Northampton County Councilman, Businessman & Army Veteran

District 18:
Tim Murphy (R)*- (Campaign Site)
Rob Bennett (D) - Dentist


Gov Dick Thornburgh - 1982

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Communist Party of Pennsylvania
Constitution Party of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Democratic Party
Green Party of Pennsylvania
Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Republican Party


Sen Joseph Clark - 1968

STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State's Office

VotesPA.com


Tom Ridge & George HW Bush 1992

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Allentown Morning Call
Allentown Times
Altoona.com
Beaver County Times
Bridgeville Area News Star
Bucks County Courier Times
Carlisle Sentinel
Carnegie Signal Item Star
Centre Daily Times (State College)
Coraopolis Record Star
Cranberry Journal Star
Daily Pennsylvanian (University of Pennsylvania)
Delaware County Daily Times
Easton Express-Times
Erie Times News
Gettysburg Times
GrassrootsPA (Conservative)

Senator Harris Wofford - 1994

Harrisburg Patriot-News
Hazleton Standard-Speaker
The Insider (Politics)
IssuesPA.net
Keystone Politics
KYW AM-1060 (Pittsburgh)
Lancaster Intelligencer-Journal / Lancaster New Era
Lehighton Times News
Lock Haven Express
McKeesport Daily News
Meadville Tribune
Monroeville Times Express Star
Moon Record Star
Murraysville Star
North Journal Star (Pine/Richland)
Norwin Star (Irwin/North Irwin)
Oakmont-Verona Advance Leader Star
Penn Hills Star
PennLive.com
Pennsylvania Cable Network

Frank Rizzo for Mayor

Pennsylvania Report
Philadelphia City Paper (Alternative)
Philadelphia Gay News
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia Jewish Exponent
Philadelphia New Observer (African-American)
Philadelphia Northeast News Gleaner
Philadelphia Tribune (African-American)
Philadelphia Weekly (Alternative)
Pittsburgh City Paper (Alternative)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Plum Advance Leader Star
Pocono Record
PoliticsPA.com
PoliticsPhilly.com
Pottstown Mercury
Reading Eagle
Scranton Times-Tribune
Sweickley Herald Star
Sharon Herald
South Hills Record Star (Brentwood)
Sunbury Daily Item
Uniontown Herald-Standard
West Chester Daily Local News
Wilkes Barre Citizens' Voice
Wilkes Barre Times Leader
Woodland Hills Star (Wilkins Township)
York Daily Record

Ron Klink for Congress

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