The Green Papers: Pennsylvania 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:12,734,905 (4.11% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:20(3.72% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:18(4.14% of 435)
Capital:Harrisburg
 

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Pennsylvania State and Local Government

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr.
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (12)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr.
FEC S6PA00217; 30 Jun 17; Tot $5,357,371; Dsb $1,356,148
  Candidate Democratic     Brian Kelly
  Candidate Democratic     Raymond John "Ray" Uhric
FEC S8PA00312
  Candidate Republican     Paul David Addis
FEC S8PA00304; 30 Jun 17; Tot $106,105; Dsb $4,399
  Candidate Republican     Cynthia Ellen Ayers
FEC S8PA00296; 30 Jun 17; Tot $8,914; Dsb $6,979
  Candidate Republican     Jeffrey A. "Jeff" Bartos
FEC S8PA00262; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,082,209; Dsb $61,248
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  James Joseph "Jim" Christiana, III
FEC S8PA00270; 30 Jun 17; Tot $31,143; Dsb $9,060
  Candidate Republican     Paul Frederick DeLong
FEC S4PA00113
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Bobby" Lawrence
FEC S8PA00288; 30 Jun 17; Tot $7,362; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Rick Saccone
FEC S8PA00239; 30 Jun 17; Tot $39,163; Dsb $8,290
  Candidate Republican     Andrew Shecktor
FEC S8PA00247
  Candidate Libertarian     Dale Ronald Kerns, Jr.
FEC S8PA00254; 30 Jun 17; Tot $5,244; Dsb $4,642

Class 3 Republican Senator  Patrick Joseph "Pat" Toomey
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Tom Wolf
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
24 February 2016: Announced that he has prostate cancer which was detected early and is treatable.
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Republican     Kris Hart
  Candidate Republican     Paul Mango
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Scott Wagner

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Michael J. "Mike" Stack
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Democratic (5 Undetermined);
13 Republican (13 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman  Robert A. "Bob" Brady
First elected in a special election(re: to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Thomas Foglietta): 19 May 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Robert A. "Bob" Brady
FEC H8PA01153; 30 Jun 17; Tot $198,001; Dsb $182,142

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman  Dwight Evans
First elected in a concurrent Special and General Election: 8 November 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Dwight Evans
FEC H6PA02171; 30 Jun 17; Tot $271,360; Dsb $197,023

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman  George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr.
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Rieger
FEC H8PA03126
  Candidate Democratic     Brian Skibo
FEC H8PA03118
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr.
FEC H0PA03271; 30 Jun 17; Tot $551,619; Dsb $196,123

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman  Scott Perry
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     George K. Scott
FEC H8PA04090; 30 Jun 17; Tot $3,930; Dsb $500
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Scott Perry
FEC H2PA04135; 30 Jun 17; Tot $179,983; Dsb $52,543

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman  Glenn William "G.T." Thompson
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Glenn William "G.T." Thompson
FEC H8PA05071; 30 Jun 17; Tot $267,535; Dsb $262,191

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman  Ryan A. Costello
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Bob Dettore
  Candidate Democratic     Chrissy Houlahan
FEC H8PA06087; 30 Jun 17; Tot $432,527; Dsb $49,035
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Ryan A. Costello
FEC H0PA06076; 30 Jun 17; Tot $843,307; Dsb $193,059

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 7 Republican Congressman  Patrick L. "Pat" Meehan, Jr.
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Daylin B. Leach
FEC H8PA07150
  Candidate Democratic     John Andrew "Drew" McGinty
FEC H8PA07093
  Candidate Democratic     Elizabeth Moro
FEC H8PA07127; 30 Jun 17; Tot $36,040; Dsb $19,882
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel "Dan" Muroff
FEC H8PA07101; 30 Jun 17; Tot $189,510; Dsb $21,877
  Candidate Democratic     Paul-David Perry, II
FEC H8PA07143; 30 Jun 17; Tot $16,526; Dsb $5,870
  Candidate Democratic     Molly Sheehan
FEC H8PA07119; 30 Jun 17; Tot $121,852; Dsb $9,281
  Candidate Republican     Joseph Michael "Joe" Billie
FEC H8PA07135
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Patrick L. "Pat" Meehan, Jr.
FEC H0PA07082; 30 Jun 17; Tot $718,169; Dsb $316,127

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman  Brian K. Fitzpatrick
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Brian K. Fitzpatrick
FEC H6PA08277; 30 Jun 17; Tot $744,354; Dsb $192,122

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 9 Republican Congressman  William Franklin "Bill" Shuster
First elected 15 May 2001 to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Bud Shuster.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mike Cordaro
  Candidate Democratic     Adam C. Sedlock, Jr.
FEC H2PA09100
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  William Franklin "Bill" Shuster
FEC H2PA09035; 30 Jun 17; Tot $827,650; Dsb $324,122

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 10 Republican Congressman  Thomas Anthony "Tom" Marino
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Judith L. "Judy" Herschel
FEC H8PA10170
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Peter McDade
FEC H8PA10162; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,101; Dsb $10
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Thomas Anthony "Tom" Marino
FEC H0PA10078; 30 Jun 17; Tot $38,710; Dsb $108,476

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 11 Republican Congressman  Louis J. "Lou" Barletta
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Alan Howe
FEC H8PA11053; 30 Jun 17; Tot $824; Dsb $74
  Candidate Democratic     Gerylyn "Gigi" Sebastian
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Louis J. "Lou" Barletta
FEC H2PA11098; 30 Jun 17; Tot $464,445; Dsb $354,012
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Stephen Bloom
FEC H8PA11061

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 12 Republican Congressman  Keith James Rothfus
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Aaron Anthony
FEC H8PA12077; 30 Jun 17; Tot $21,099; Dsb $4,206
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas Lee "Tom" Prigg
FEC H8PA12069; 30 Jun 17; Tot $10,467; Dsb $5,146
  Candidate Democratic     John Stolz
FEC H8PA12093
  Candidate Democratic     Elizabeth M. "Beth" Tarasi
FEC H8PA12085; 30 Jun 17; Tot $38,705; Dsb $2,989
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Keith James Rothfus
FEC H0PA04220; 30 Jun 17; Tot $461,987; Dsb $150,757

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 13 Democratic Congressman  Brendan F. Boyle
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Brendan F. Boyle
FEC H4PA13199; 30 Jun 17; Tot $222,770; Dsb $109,082

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 14 Democratic Congressman  Michael F. "Mike" Doyle
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Michael F. "Mike" Doyle
FEC H4PA18131; 30 Jun 17; Tot $173,082; Dsb $126,730

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 15 Republican Congressman  Charles W. "Charlie" Dent
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Greg Edwards
  Candidate Democratic     William "Bill" Leiner, Jr.
FEC H8PA15161
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Charles W. "Charlie" Dent
FEC H4PA15087; 30 Jun 17; Tot $467,898; Dsb $187,551

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 16 Republican Congressman  Lloyd K. Smucker
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Warwick School Superintendent John George
FEC H8PA16060; 30 Jun 17; Tot $5,115; Dsb $43
  Candidate Democratic     Christina Marie Hartman
FEC H6PA16296; 30 Jun 17; Tot $0; Dsb $44,452
  Candidate Democratic     Jessica "Jess" King
FEC H8PA16078; 30 Jun 17; Tot $12,661; Dsb $852
  Candidate Democratic     Charles Klein
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Smith, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Lloyd K. Smucker
FEC H6PA16320; 30 Jun 17; Tot $401,056; Dsb $253,881

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 17 Democratic Congressman  Matthew Alton "Matt" Cartwright
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Matthew Alton "Matt" Cartwright
FEC H2PA17079; 30 Jun 17; Tot $591,915; Dsb $101,635
  Candidate Republican     John Robert Chrin
FEC H8PA17050; 30 Jun 17; Tot $351,908; Dsb $1,648
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Oakes
FEC H8PA17043

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 18 Republican Congressman  Timothy "Tim" Murphy
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael J. Crossey
FEC H8PA18173
  Candidate Democratic     Pamela M. "Pam" Iovino
FEC H8PA18165
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Charles Solomon
FEC H8PA18157
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Timothy "Tim" Murphy
FEC H2PA18143; 30 Jun 17; Tot $396,019; Dsb $150,849

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: 2 terms

  Democratic Attorney General  Joshua D. "Josh" Shapiro
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Attorney General is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: 2 terms

  Democratic Treasurer  Joseph M. "Joe" Torsella
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Treasurer is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Auditor General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Auditor General  Eugene A. DePasquale
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 11 incumbents, 39 candidates
  Republican: 14 incumbents, 28 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Conservative USA
  Right to Life
  Tea
  Unity
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Election Authority
  Pennsylvania Department of State
  Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislation
  VotesPA.com - The Pennsylvania Department of State's online voting information center
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Pennsylvania General Assembly
  Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  Pennsylvania Senate
Democratic
  Pennsylvania Democratic Party
  Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus
  Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus
Republican
  Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus
  Pennsylvania Senate Republican News
  Republican Party of Pennsylvania
Third Party
  America First Party of Pennsylvania
  Conservative Party USA Pennsylvania
  Green Party of Pennsylvania
  Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania
  Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
  The Constitution Party of Pennsylvania
  The Pennsylvania Tea Party
  The Unity Party of Pennsylvania
Media & others
  Altoona.com - State College
  Centre Daily Times - State College
  Gettysburg Times
  Grassroots PA
  I Love Altoona
  Issues PA - The Pennsylvania Economy League
  Jewish Exponent - Philadelphia
  Keystonepolitics.com - Harrisburg - Philadelphia - Pittsburgh - Lehigh Valley - Northeast
  KYW AM - Newsradio - Philadelphia
  LancasterOnline.com
  PennLive.com - Harrisburg
  Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition
  Philadelphia Daily News
  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  Pocono Record - Stroudsburg
  Politics1.com - Pennsylvania
  PoliticsPA.com
  Reading Eagle
  Scranton Times Tribune
  The Beaver County Times
  The Citizens Voice - Wilkes-Barre
  The Daily Item - Sunbury
  The Daily Local News - West Chester
  The Daily Pennsylvanian - University of Pennsylvania
  The Herald - Sharon
  The Herald Standard -Uniontown
  The Meadville Tribune - Meadville
  The Mercury - Pottstown
  The Morning Call - Allentown
  The Philadelphia Inquirer
  The REPUBLICAN & Herald- Pottsville
  The Sentinel - Carlisle - Shippensburg
  The Times-Tribune - Scranton
  Times Leader - Wilkes-Barre
  Times News - Lehighton
  York Daily Record

 


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