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


In Pennsylvania Special Elections, there are no partisan primaries. Local party delegates pick their nominees.

 
           

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 (11, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr.
FEC S6PA00217; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,587,696; Dsb $2,179,185
  Candidate Democratic     Raymond John "Ray" Uhric
FEC S8PA00312
  Candidate Democratic     Theresa Michelle Wright
FEC S8PA00338; 31 Oct 17; Tot $7,724; Dsb $6,456
  Candidate Republican     Paul David Addis
FEC S8PA00304; 30 Sep 17; Tot $961,905; Dsb $81,166
  Candidate Republican     Cynthia Ellen Ayers
FEC S8PA00296; 30 Sep 17; Tot $25,272; Dsb $20,909
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Louis J. "Lou" Barletta
Congressman CD 11.
28 August 2017: Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.

FEC S8PA00320; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,004,036; Dsb $450,530
  Candidate Republican     state Representative James Joseph "Jim" Christiana, III
FEC S8PA00270; 30 Sep 17; Tot $146,465; Dsb $73,238
  Candidate Republican     Paul Frederick DeLong
FEC S4PA00113
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Bobby" Lawrence
FEC S8PA00288; 30 Sep 17; Tot $6,009; Dsb $5,372
  Candidate Republican     Joseph John "Joe" Vodvarka
FEC S4PA00196; 30 Sep 17; Tot $25,417; Dsb $25,417
  Candidate Libertarian     Dale Ronald Kerns, Jr.
FEC S8PA00254; 30 Sep 17; Tot $9,264; Dsb $7,436
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Brian Kelly

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 (5)
  Candidate Republican     Laura Ellsworth
  Candidate Republican     Paul Mango
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Mike Turzai
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Scott Wagner
  Candidate Libertarian     Ken V. Krawchuk

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately by partisan primary from) the Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Michael J. "Mike" Stack
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Aryanna Barringer
  Candidate Democratic     Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone
  Candidate Democratic     Braddock Mayor John Fetterman
  Candidate Republican     Jeffrey A. "Jeff" Bartos
9 November 2017: Switched candidacy from Senate Class 1 to Lieutenant Governor. Allied with state Senator Scott Wagner.

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);
12 Republican (9 Undetermined, 3 Open);
1 Vacancy

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 (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Philadelphia Deputy Mayor Nilofer Nina "Nina" Ahmad
FEC H8PA01237
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Robert A. "Bob" Brady
FEC H8PA01153; 30 Sep 17; Tot $239,108; Dsb $224,401
  Candidate Democratic     Michele Lawrence
FEC H8PA01245
  Candidate Democratic     Lindy Li

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 Sep 17; Tot $367,313; Dsb $313,242

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; 31 Dec 17; Tot $9,485; Dsb $4,457
  Candidate Democratic     Brian Skibo
FEC H8PA03118
  Candidate Republican     Congressman George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr.
FEC H0PA03271; 30 Sep 17; Tot $901,970; Dsb $337,315

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman Scott Perry
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson
FEC H8PA04108
  Candidate Democratic     George K. Scott
FEC H8PA04090; 30 Sep 17; Tot $12,115; Dsb $6,010
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Scott Perry
FEC H2PA04135; 30 Sep 17; Tot $237,093; Dsb $108,454

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 (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Marc Friedenberg
FEC H8PA05204; 30 Sep 17; Tot $10,332; Dsb $959
  Candidate Democratic     Wade Allen Jodun
FEC H8PA05212
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Glenn William "G.T." Thompson
FEC H8PA05071; 30 Sep 17; Tot $515,245; Dsb $425,773

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 Sep 17; Tot $810,650; Dsb $148,988
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Ryan A. Costello
FEC H0PA06076; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,232,189; Dsb $292,572

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 (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Daylin B. Leach
18 December 2017: "Today, I am taking a step back from the congressional campaign to focus on my family...." but did not state he was no longer running.

FEC H4PA13181; 30 Sep 17; Tot $403,063; Dsb $203,047
  Candidate Democratic     John Andrew "Drew" McGinty
FEC H8PA07093; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,513; Dsb $318
  Candidate Democratic     Elizabeth Moro
FEC H8PA07127; 30 Sep 17; Tot $45,124; Dsb $38,449
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel "Dan" Muroff
FEC H8PA07101; 30 Sep 17; Tot $306,423; Dsb $86,006
  Candidate Democratic     Molly Sheehan
FEC H8PA07119; 30 Sep 17; Tot $194,658; Dsb $13,457
  Candidate Republican     Joseph Michael "Joe" Billie
FEC H8PA07135
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Patrick L. "Pat" Meehan, Jr.
FEC H0PA07082; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,027,097; Dsb $498,768

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman Brian K. Fitzpatrick
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Rachel Reddick
FEC H8PA08141
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Brian K. Fitzpatrick
FEC H6PA08277; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,088,904; Dsb $265,086
  Candidate Republican     former Bucks County Assistant District Attorney Dean Malik
  Candidate Republican     former Yardley Borough Councilmember Valerie L. Mihalek
FEC H8PA08158

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
Open Seat - 2 January 2018: Announced retirement
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mike Cordaro
  Candidate Democratic     Adam C. Sedlock, Jr.
FEC H2PA09100
  Candidate Republican     Art Halvorson
  Candidate Republican     Benjamin Dayton "Ben" Hornberger
FEC H0PA09039

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10 Republican Congressman Thomas Anthony "Tom" Marino
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
2 September 2017: Media reports state President Donald Trump intends to nominate Congressman Marino as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), aka "Drug Czar".
17 October 2017: Congressman Marino withdraws as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Judith L. "Judy" Herschel
FEC H8PA10170; 30 Sep 17; Tot $22,601; Dsb $19,259
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Peter McDade
FEC H8PA10162; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,101; Dsb $1,101
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Thomas Anthony "Tom" Marino
FEC H0PA10078; 30 Sep 17; Tot $47,210; Dsb $118,228
  Candidate Republican     Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko
FEC H8PA10188

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11 Republican Congressman Louis J. "Lou" Barletta
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 28 August 2017: Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.
 Candidate list (9) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Alan "Alan" Howe
FEC H8PA11053; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,377; Dsb $3,627
  Candidate Democratic     former Hazleton Mayor Mike Marsicano
  Candidate Democratic     Gerylyn "Gigi" Sebastian
  Candidate Democratic     Gary Wegman
  Candidate Democratic     former state Agriculture Secretary Dennis "Denny" Wolff
FEC H8PA11095
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Stephen Bloom
FEC H8PA11061; 30 Sep 17; Tot $110,690; Dsb $16,176
  Candidate Republican     Andrew Lewis
FEC H8PA11087
  Candidate Republican     former state Revenue Secretary Daniel P. "Dan" Meuser
FEC H8PA10147; 30 Sep 17; Tot $287,037; Dsb $11,313
  Candidate Republican     Berwick Borough Council Member Andrew Shecktor
FEC H8PA11079

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12 Republican Congressman Keith James Rothfus
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Aaron Anthony
FEC H8PA12077; 30 Sep 17; Tot $31,558; Dsb $11,112
  Candidate Democratic     Raymond "Ray" Linsenmayer
FEC H8PA12101
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas Lee "Tom" Prigg
FEC H8PA12069; 30 Sep 17; Tot $28,040; Dsb $16,905
  Candidate Democratic     John Stolz
FEC H8PA12093; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,752; Dsb $2,965
  Candidate Democratic     Elizabeth M. "Beth" Tarasi
FEC H8PA12085; 30 Sep 17; Tot $95,718; Dsb $13,463
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Keith James Rothfus
FEC H0PA04220; 30 Sep 17; Tot $672,943; Dsb $212,158

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13 Democratic Congressman Brendan F. Boyle
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Brendan F. Boyle
FEC H4PA13199; 30 Sep 17; Tot $409,187; Dsb $171,173
  Candidate Republican     Kristopher D. "Kris" Hart
FEC H8PA13109

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 Sep 17; Tot $292,763; Dsb $223,724

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 15 Republican Congressman Charles W. "Charlie" Dent
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 8 September 2017: Congressman Dent will not seek re-election.
 Candidate list (10) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Greg Edwards
FEC H8PA15187; 30 Sep 17; Tot $57,233; Dsb $900
  Candidate Democratic     William "Bill" Leiner, Jr.
FEC H8PA15161; 30 Sep 17; Tot $5,378; Dsb $2,412
  Candidate Democratic     Laura Quick
  Candidate Democratic     David William Weidman
FEC H8PA15211; 17 Oct 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Allentown City Solicitor Susan Ellis Wild
FEC H8PA15229
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Ryan E. Mackenzie
FEC H8PA15195; 30 Sep 17; Tot $109,669; Dsb $6,685
  Candidate Republican     Lehigh County Commissioner Marty Nothstein
FEC H8PA15245
  Candidate Republican     Dauphin County Commissioner Michael H. "Mike" Pries
FEC H8PA15252
  Candidate Republican     Scott Uehlinger
FEC H8PA15237
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Chip Collica
FEC H8PA15203

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     Christina Marie Hartman
FEC H6PA16296; 30 Sep 17; Tot $206,066; Dsb $107,709
  Candidate Democratic     Jessica "Jess" King
FEC H8PA16078; 30 Sep 17; Tot $104,575; Dsb $49,335
  Candidate Democratic     Charles Klein
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Griffiths Smith, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     Bill Neff
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Lloyd K. Smucker
FEC H6PA16320; 30 Sep 17; Tot $549,212; Dsb $347,547

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 (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Matthew Alton "Matt" Cartwright
FEC H2PA17079; 30 Sep 17; Tot $909,934; Dsb $194,907
  Candidate Republican     John Robert Chrin
FEC H8PA17050; 30 Sep 17; Tot $667,266; Dsb $43,867
  Candidate Republican     Robert Joseph Kuniegel
FEC H8PA17068
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Oakes
FEC H8PA17043

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 18

Vacant
Republican Congressman Timothy "Tim" Murphy
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Vacant Office - 4 October 2017: Amid scandal stated "After discussions with my family and staff, I have come to the decision that I will not seek reelection to Congress at the end of my current term ...."
5 October 2017: Announced his resignation effective 21 October.
21 October 2017: Resigned.
23 October 2017: Governor Tom Wolf (Democratic) calls a Special Election on Tuesday 13 March 2018 to fill this vacant seat. There will be no primary. Party nominees are selected at a party convention by delegates.
 Candidate list (11) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Rueben Brock
FEC H8PA00023
  Candidate Democratic     Westmoreland County Commissioner Gina Domenica Cerilli
FEC H8PA18207
  Candidate Democratic     former Allegheny County Councillor Michael J. Crossey
FEC H8PA18173; 30 Sep 17; Tot $22,329; Dsb $15,050
  Candidate Democratic     Pamela M. "Pam" Iovino
FEC H8PA18165; 30 Sep 17; Tot $32,192; Dsb $4,770
  Candidate Democratic     former federal prosecutor Conor Lamb
FEC H8PA18181
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Charles Solomon
FEC H8PA18157; 30 Sep 17; Tot $22,945; Dsb $16,648
  Candidate Republican     George A. Karpacs
?

FEC H8PA18223
  Candidate Republican     state Reprentative Jason A. Ortitay
FEC H8PA18249
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Guy Reschenthaler
?

FEC H8PA18199
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Rick Saccone
9 October 2017: Switched from running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 to the U.S. House CD 18 seat.

FEC H8PA18231
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Kim L. Ward
?

FEC H8PA18215

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 11 incumbents, 58 candidates
  Republican: 14 incumbents, 45 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Independents
  No Party Affiliation: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
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.

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.


 


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