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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

Filing Deadline (Major Parties): March 8, 2022
Filing Deadline (Third Parties & Independents): August 1, 2022
Primary: May 17, 2022
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on January 21, 2022


Next Gubernatorial Election in 2022:

[ Tom Wolf (D)* - Term-Limited in 2022. ]
Josh Shapiro (D) - Attorney General, Ex-Montgomery County Commissioner & Ex-State Rep.
Tega Swann (D) - Pastor & Diversity Advocate
Lou Barletta (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Hazleton Mayor, Businessman & '18 US Sen Nominee

Scott Brady (R) - Ex-US Attorney

Guy Ciarrocchi (R) - Ex-Chester County Chamber President, Ex-Lt Gov Aide & Attorney
Jake Corman (R) - State Senate President Pro Tempore & Ex-Congressional Aide

Laureen Cummings (R) - Ex-Lackawanna County Commissioner, Businesswoman & '12 US Rep Candidate

Joe Gale (R) - Montgomery County Commissioner, Businessman & '18 Lt Gov Candidate

Jim Gerlach (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney

Charlie Gerow (R) - Political Consultant, Attorney & Frequent Candidate
Melissa Hart (R) - Ex-Congresswoman, Ex-State Sen., Attorney & '12 St Sen Candidate

Paul Mango (R) - Ex-Trump Admin HHS Official, Businessman, Army Veteran & '18 Candidate

Scott Martin (R) - State Sen. & Ex-Lancaster County Commissioner
Doug Mastriano (R) - State Sen., Retired Army Colonel & Trump Campaign Activist
Bill McSwain (R) - Ex-US Attorney & USMC Veteran

Dave Reed (R) - Ex-State House Majority Leader & Banker

Jason Richey (R) - Attorney
John Ventre (R) - Retired Public Affairs Executive, Ex-UFO Researcher & '20 County Comm Candidate

Scott Wagner (R) - Ex-State Sen., Businessman & '18 Nominee

Dave White (R) - Ex-Delaware County Commissioner & HVAC Contractor
Nche Zama (R) - Surgeon
Joe Soloski (L) - Accountant
Eddie Wenrich (I) - Store Manager

Casey - Knoll - Kohn - 1996

[ John Fetterman (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2022. ]
Austin Davis (D) - State Rep., Ex-County Official & Ex-Legislative Aide

Patty Kim (D) - State Rep., Ex-Harrisburg City Councilwoman & Ex-TV News Reporter

Mark Pinsley (D) - Lehigh County Controller, Businessman & Army Veteran
Brian Sims (D) - State Rep., Attorney & LGBT Rights Activist
Ray Sosa (D) - Business Consultant & '18 Candidate
John Brown (R) - Northampton County Councilman, Ex-Bangor Mayor & '16 St Auditor Nominee
Jeff Coleman (R) - Ex-State Rep. & Political Consultant
Teddy Daniels (R) - Businessman, Ex-Police Officer, Afghan War Veteran & '20 Candidate
Russ Diamond (R) - State Rep., Businessman & '10 Candidate
Chris Frye (R) - New Castle Mayor, Social Worker & Ex-Nonprofit Manager
Angela Grant (R) - Jersey Shore School Board Member & Businesswoman
James Jones (R) - HR Professional & Business Consultant
Rick Saccone (R)- Ex-State Rep., Retired USAF Officer & '18 US Rep Candidate
Clarice Schillinger (R) - Anti-School Lockdown Activist
Jen Gilliland Vanasdale (R) - Attorney & '19 County Judge Candidate

The Following Constitutional Officer Elections are in 2024:

Josh Shapiro (D)* - (Campaign Site)

R. Budd Dwyer

TIm DeFoor (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Stacy Garrity(R)* - (Campaign Site)

Sesler - Shapp - Kline


STATE HOUSE - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )

STATE SENATE - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )


[ Pat Toomey (R)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Kathy Barnette (R) - Trump Campaign Activist, Army Veteran & '20 US Rep Nominee
Jeff Bartos (R) - Real Estate Developer, GOP Fundraiser & '18 Lt Gov Nominee
George Bochetto (R) - Attorney, Ex-State Boxing Commissioner & GOP Activist

Kenneth Braithwaite (R) - Ex-Navy Secretary, Retired Navy Admiral & Ex-US Ambassador
Ryan Costello (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Chester County Commissioner & Attorney

Israel Cruz (R)
John DeBellis (R) - Eyewear Distributor & Trump Campaign Activist

Charlie Dent (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Sen. & Ex-State Rep.

Billy Duch (R) - Ex-North Catasauqua Town Councilman & Electrical Lineman
John "Ike" Eichenberg (R)
Sean Gale (R) - Attorney & '20 County Commission Candidate

John Giordano (R) - Attorney, Ex-St Natural Resources Depy Secy & Trump Campaign Activist

James Hayes (R)
Bobby Jeffries (R) - Logistics Manager & Alt-Right Proud Boys Activist
Ron Johnson (R) - Transportation Engineer
George Karpacs (R) - Salesman & Frequent Candidate

Michelle Kichline (R) - Chester County Commissioner, Ex-Township Supervisor & Attorney

Dave McCormick (R) - Hedge Fund CEO, Ex-US Treasury Under Secretary & Army Veteran
Rich Mulholland (R)
Mehmet Oz (R) - Surgeon, TV Personality & Turkish Army Veteran

Mike Regan (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Retired US Marshal
Dave Reed (R) - Ex-State House Majority Leader & Banker

Max Richardson (R)
Martin Rosenfeld (R) - Gun Shop Owner & Police Officer

Keith Rothfus (R) - Ex-Congressman & Attorney

Carla Sands (R) - Ex-US Ambassador, Businesswoman, Ex-Chiropractor & GOP Activist

Kiron Skinner (R) - College Professor & Ex-US State Dept Official

David Smith (R) - Pastor, College Professor & IT Consultant
Everett Stern (R) - Private Intelligence Firm Owner & Frequent Candidate
Joe Vodvarka (R) - Spring Manufacturer & Frequent Candidate

Martina White (R) - State Rep., Philadelphia GOP Chair & Financial Advisor

David Xu (R) - Retired Army Lt Colonel
Val Arkoosh (D) - Montgomery County Commission Chair & Physician
Kevin Baumlin (D) - Physician, Businessman & Ex-Medical School Professor
Kael Dougherty (D) - Data Operations Associate
John Fetterman (D) - Lt Governor, Ex-Braddock Mayor & '16 Candidate

Elizabeth Fiedler (D) - State Rep. & Ex-Radio Journalist

Larry Johnson (D) - Attorney, Ex-Teacher & Frequent Candidate
Malcolm Kenyatta (D) - State Rep. & Democratic Activist
Alex Khalil (D) - Jenkintown Borough Councilwoman, Attorney & IT Specialist
Conor Lamb (D) - Congressman, Attorney & USMC Reserve Officer
Kyle Norton (D) - Higher Education Consultant
Al Shank (D) - Asset Recovery Field Supervisor & Ex-Retail Store Manager
Walter Sluzynsky (D) - Retired Postal Worker & Volunteer Firefighter
Lew Tapera (D) - Retail Worker

Joe Torsella (D) - Ex-State Treasurer, Ex-US Ambassador & Ex-Philadelphia Deputy Mayor

Darcy Richardson (A) - Historian, Author & Frequent Candidate
Erik Gerhardt (L) - Carpenter & '20 Pres Candidate

Sen Hugh Scott

Bob Casey Jr. (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.


District 1:
Brian Fitzpatrick (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Caroline Avery (R) - Bartender, Art Buyer & MAGA Activist
Brad Lanning (R) - Realtor, Business Consultant & MAGA Activist

Dasha Pruett (R) - Administrative Assistant, MAGA Activist & '20 Nominee

Ashley Ehasz (D) - Government Affairs Consultant & Iraq War Veteran
Paul Fermo (D) - Businessman, Retired Navy Officer & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran

Christina Finello (D) - Ivyland Councilwoman, Attorney, Psychologist & '20 Nominee

Henry Conoly (G) - RV Parts Technician, Anarcho-Communist Activist & '18 Town Council Candidate

District 2:
Brendan Boyle (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Gilberto Gonzalez (D) - Artist, Filmmaker & '18 State Rep Candidate
Salem Snow (D) - Socialist Activist

District 3:
Dwight Evans (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Cogbill (D) - Labor Organizer & Ex-NAACP State Coordinator
Alexandra Hunt (D) - Public Health Researcher & School Soccer Coach
Austin Rodill (D) - Property Manager
Daryl Brooks (R) - Felon & Frequent Candidate

Congressman Robert Nix

District 4:
Madeleine Dean (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Christian Nascimento (R) - Ex-Methacton School Board President & Comcast Executive

District 5:
Mary Gay Scanlon (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Dave Galluch (R) - Comcast Manager & Navy Veteran
John Hayes (R)
Robert Margus (L) - Paralegal
Richard Schwetz (PP) - Alt-Right Proud Boys Organizer & Felon

District 6:
Chrissy Houlahan (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Steve Fanelli (R) - Fencing Contractor
Bob Kennedy (R) - Chemical Engineer
Regina Mauro (R) - Businesswoman & '21 County Controller Nominee
Ron Vogel (R) - Realtor & Real Estate Investor

Mike "Ozzie" Myers

District 7:
Susan Wild (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Vi Tran (D) - Marketing Consultant & '20 Candidate in WV

Dean Browning (R) - Ex-Lehigh County Commissioner, Businessman & '18/'20 Candidate

Kevin Dellicker (R) - Technology Firm Owner, Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & National Guard Soldier
Ryan Mackenzie (R) - State Rep.
Lisa Scheller (R) - Ex-Lehigh County Commissioner, Businesswoman & '20 Nominee

District 8:
Matt Cartwright (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jon Lanzaro-Fisher (D) - Consultant & Doctoral Student
Jim Bognet (R) - Political Consultant, Attorney & '20 Nominee

District 9:
Dan Meuser (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Andrew Shecktor (R) - Berwick Borough Councilman, Sales Manager & Ex-Congressional Aide

James Michener

District 10:
Scott Perry (R)*- (Campaign Site)
Brian Allen (R) - Clinical Psychologist & Medical School Professor
Eugene DePasquale (D) - Ex-Auditor General, Ex-State Rep, Attorney & '20 Nominee

Rogette Harris (D) - Dauphin Co Democratic Chair, Political Consultant & Ex-Legislative Aide

District 11:
Lloyd Smucker (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Daniel Burton Jr. (R) - Insurance Agent & USMC Veteran
Bob Hollister (D) - Eastern Lancaster County School Superintendant & Ex-Republican

District 12:
Fred Keller (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Liz Terwilliger (L) - Speech-Language Pathologist & '20 Nominee

Dick Schulze

District 13:
John Joyce (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 14:
Guy Reschenthaler (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 15:
Glenn "GT" Thompson (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Socialist Equality Party - 1996

District 16:
Mike Kelly (R)*- (Campaign Site)
Dan Pastore (D) - Businessman & Attorney
Rick Telesz (D) - Farmer

District 17:
[ Conor Lamb (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2022. ]
Chris DeIuzio (D) - Attorney, College Professor & Iraq War Veteran
Sean Meloy (D) - DNC Member, Political Organizer & LGBT Rights Activist
William Murray (D) - Nuclear Engineer & Progressive Activist
Tricia Staible (R) - Industrial Fan Manufacturing Company President & Attorney
James Tomshay (R) - Gaming Site Webmaster

District 18 - Eliminated in 2022:
[ Mike Doyle (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Jerry Dickinson (D) - Law Professor, Attorney, Human Rights Activist & '20 Candidate
Stephanie Fox (D) - Ex-Brentwood Borough Councilwoman & Nonprofit Executive
Steve Irwin (D) - Attorney, Lobbyist & Ex-Congressional Aide
Summer Lee (D) - State Rep., Attorney & Political Organizer
Bhavini Patel (D) - Businesswoman & '19 County Council Candidate
Jeff Woodard (D) - Ex-Lt Gov Aide & Ex-University Official
Don Nevills (R) - Tattoo Artist, Navy Veteran & '20 Candidate

Gov Dick Thornburgh - 1982


Alliance Party of Pennsylvania (A)
Constitution Party of Pennsylvania (C)
Pennsylvania Democratic Party (D)
Green Party of Pennsylvania (G)
Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania (L)
Patriot Party of Pennsylvania (PP)
Pennsylvania People's Party (P)
Pennsylvania Republican Party (R)

Sen Joseph Clark - 1968


Secretary of State's Office

PAVoterServices: Election Info

Tom Ridge & George HW Bush 1992


Allentown Morning Call
Allentown Times
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)
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
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
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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