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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

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (D/R): March 6, 2018 (State Offices)
& March 20 (Federal Offices)
Filing Deadline (Third Parties & Indep): August 1, 2018
Primary: May 15, 2018
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)
 

This page was last updated on August 9, 2018


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

Next Gubernatorial Election in 2018:

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the General Election.)

Tom Wolf (D)* - (Campaign Site)
& John Fetterman (D) - Braddock Mayor & '16 US Sen. Candidate

Scott Wagner (R) - Ex-State Sen. & Businessman
& Jeff Bartos (R) - Real Estate Developer & GOP Fundraiser

Paul Glover (G) - Community Economic Development Planner & Frequent Candidate
& Jocolyn Bowser-Bostick (G) - Senior Laboratory Technician & Green Activist

Ken Krawchuk (L) - IT Consultant, Computer Programmer & Frequent Candidate
& Kathy Smith (L) - Ex-Canon-McMillan School Board Member & Libertarian Activist

Casey - Knoll - Kohn - 1996

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Mike Stack (D)* - Defeated for Renomination in Primary 2018. ]


The Following Constitutional Officer Elections are in 2020:

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Josh Shapiro (D)* - (Campaign Site)

R. Budd Dwyer

STATE AUDITOR GENERAL:
Eugene DePasquale (D)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE TREASURER:
Joe Torsella (D)* - (Campaign Site)


Sesler - Shapp - Kline

PENNSYLVANIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

STATE HOUSE - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )

STATE SENATE - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

Bob Casey Jr. (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Lou Barletta (R) - Congressman, Ex-Hazleton Mayor & Ex-Businessman
Neal Gale (G) - Affordable Energy Program Manager & Community Activist
Dale Kerns (L) - Electrical Contracting Estimator & Community Activist
Osborne Hart (SWP/Write-In) - Communist Political Organizer & Frequent Candidate

Sen Hugh Scott

Pat Toomey (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.


U.S. CONGRESS:

**Districts Renumbered to Reflect 2018 Court-Ordered Redistricting**

District 1:
Brian Fitzpatrick (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Scott Wallace (D) - Investment Fund CEO, Attorney & Philanthropist
Steve Scheetz (L) - Ex-State Libertarian Party Chair & Building Contractor

District 2:
[ Bob Brady (D)* - Current CD-2 Incumbent - Retiring in 2018. ]
Brendan Boyle (D)* - Current CD-4 Incumbent - (Campaign Site)
David Torres (R) - Businessman

District 3:
Dwight Evans (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Bryan Leib (R) - Apartment Leasing Agent & GOP Activist

Congressman Robert Nix

District 4:
[ Brendan Boyle (D)* - Candidate for Re-Election in CD-2. ]
Madeleine Dean (D) - State Rep., College Professor & Ex-Attorney
Dan David (R) - Investment Executive & Businessman
Sandra Salas (L) - Sex Worker

District 5:
[ Pat Meehan (R)* - Resigned on April 27, 2018. ]
Pearl Kim (R) - Ex-Senior Deputy Attorney General
Mary Gay Scanlon (D) - Ex-Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board Member & Attorney
Jim Brose (L) - Attorney

District 6:
[ Ryan Costello (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Greg McCauley (R) - Attorney & Businessman
Chrissy Houlahan (D) - Non-Profit Executive, Ex-Teacher & USAF Veteran

Mike "Ozzie" Myers

District 7:
[ Charlie Dent (R)* - Resigned May 11, 2018 to accept private sector position. ]
Marty Nothstein (R) - Lehigh County Commissioner & '00 Olympic Gold Medalist in Cycling
Susan Wild (D) - Ex-Allentown City Solicitor, Community Activist & '13 County Board Candidate
Tim Silfies (L) - TV Reporter

District 8:
Matt Cartwright (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Chrin (R) - Venture Capitalist & Ex-Investment Banker

District 9:
[ Lou Barletta (R)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2018. ]
Dan Meuser (R) - Ex-State Revenue Secretary, Businessman & '08 Candidate
Denny Wolff (D) - Ex-State Agriculture Secretary & Dairy Farmer
Justin Cassidy (L)

James Michener

District 10:
Scott Perry (R)*- (Campaign Site)
George Scott (D) - Lutheran Minister & Retired Army Officer

District 11:
Lloyd Smucker (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jess King (D) - Non-Profit Group Executive & Community Activist

District 12:
Tom Marino (R)*- (Campaign Site)
Marc Friedenberg (D) - College Professor, Attorney & Technology Professor

Dick Schulze

District 13:
[ Bill Shuster (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
John Joyce (R) - Physician
Brent Ottaway (D) - Ex-Hollidaysburg School Board Member & College Professor

District 14:
[ Conor Lamb (D)* - Candidate for Re-Election in CD-17. ]
Guy Reschenthaler (R) - State Sen., Attorney & Iraq War Veteran
Bibiana Boerio (D) - Retired Ford Motor Executive, Ex-US Mint Director & Ex-Congressional Aide

District 15:
Glenn "GT" Thompson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Susan Boser (D) - College Professor & Community Activist

Socialist Equality Party - 1996

District 16:
Mike Kelly (R)*- (Campaign Site)
Ron DiNicola (D) - Attorney, Nonprofit Group Executive, USMC Veteran & '96 Nominee

Ebert "Bill" Beeman (L) - Ex-Erie County Councilman & Felon

District 17:
Keith Rothfus (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Conor Lamb (D)* - Congressman in CD-14
- (Campaign Site)

District 18:
Mike Doyle (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kim Mack (R/Write-In) - Trump Campaign Activist



Gov Dick Thornburgh - 1982

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

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)
City & State Pennsylvania
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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