The Green Papers: Pennsylvania 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 2 June 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Tuesday 18 February 2020 - Filing Deadline: Primary.
Tuesday 2 June 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Monday 3 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor/President.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC).
 
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

Pennsylvania 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


15 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, election officials have reminded voters that they may vote by absentee ballot.

27 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Tom Wolf signed SB 422 which moves the statewide and Presidential Primaries from 28 April to 2 June.

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

2020 Important Dates and Upcoming Elections from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Presidential Primary Election from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 20 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr.
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr.
FEC S6PA00217

Class 3 Republican Senator  Patrick Joseph "Pat" Toomey
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     former Brighton, Alabama Mayor Brandaun Lefred Dean
Exploratory

FEC S2PA00299
  Candidate Democratic     John David McGuigan
FEC S2PA00307

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Thomas W. "Tom" Wolf
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 24 February 2016: Governor Thomas W. "Tom" Wolf Announced that he has prostate cancer which was detected early and is treatable.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately by partisan primary from) the Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  John K. Fetterman
First elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
9 Republican (1 Undetermined, 8 Renominated);
9 Democratic (8 Renominated, 1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Brian K. Fitzpatrick
First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ivyland Borough Councilmember  Christina M. "Chris" Finello
FEC H0PA01325; 31 Dec 19; Tot $81,050; Dsb $70,003
  Candidate Democratic     Skylar Hurwitz
FEC H0PA01333; 31 Dec 19; Tot $10,324; Dsb $3,586
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Brian K. Fitzpatrick
FEC H6PA08277; 31 Dec 19; Tot $1,854,634; Dsb $548,241
  Candidate Republican     Andrew Martin "Andy" Meehan
FEC H0PA01317; 31 Dec 19; Tot $35,096; Dsb $25,278
  Candidate Libertarian     Steve Scheetz
FEC H0PA01341

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Brendan F. Boyle
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Brendan F. Boyle
FEC H4PA13199; 31 Dec 19; Tot $811,484; Dsb $321,645
  Candidate Republican     David Torres

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Dwight Evans
First elected in a concurrent Special and General Election: 8 November 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Dwight Evans
FEC H6PA02171; 31 Dec 19; Tot $539,877; Dsb $414,791
  Candidate Republican     Michael Harvey

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Madeleine Dean Cunnane
First elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated -
aka Madeleine Dean
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Madeleine Dean Cunnane
FEC H8PA04116; 31 Dec 19; Tot $554,978; Dsb $448,874
  Candidate Republican     Kathy Barnette
FEC H0PA04279
  Candidate Independent     Joe Tarshish
FEC H0PA04287
  Candidate Not readily classifiable     Kalen Spencer
Alliance Party

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Mary Gay Scanlon
First elected in a concurrent General and Special Election: 6 November 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Mary Gay Scanlon
FEC H8PA07200; 31 Dec 19; Tot $682,269; Dsb $394,127
  Candidate Republican     Robert M. "Rob" Jordan
FEC H0PA05102
  Candidate Republican     Dasha Yermakova Pruett
FEC H0PA05094

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Christina Jampoler "Chrissy" Houlahan
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Christina Jampoler "Chrissy" Houlahan
FEC H8PA06087; 31 Dec 19; Tot $1,732,652; Dsb $541,491
  Candidate Republican     John Williams Emmons
FEC H0PA06167; 31 Dec 19; Tot $294,390; Dsb $73,594
  Candidate Independent     Honey Brook Township Supervisor  John H. McHugh
FEC H0PA06175

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Susan Ellis Wild
First elected in a concurrent General and Special Election: 6 November 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Susan Ellis Wild
FEC H8PA15229; 31 Dec 19; Tot $1,437,819; Dsb $401,543
  Candidate Republican     former Lehigh Commissioner Dean Napier Browning
FEC H8PA15260; 31 Dec 19; Tot $300,421; Dsb $74,965
  Candidate Republican     former Lehigh County Commissioner Lisa Scheller
FEC H0PA07132; 31 Dec 19; Tot $549,907; Dsb $117,493

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Matthew Alton "Matt" Cartwright
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (7) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Matthew Alton "Matt" Cartwright
FEC H2PA17079; 31 Dec 19; Tot $1,199,943; Dsb $347,184
  Candidate Republican     James Rocco "Jim" Bognet
FEC H0PA08221
  Candidate Republican     Mikel J. "Mike" Cammisa
FEC H0PA08239
  Candidate Republican     Theodore V. "Teddy" Daniels
FEC H0PA08197; 31 Dec 19; Tot $118,297; Dsb $53,651
  Candidate Republican     Earl Granville
FEC H0PA08205; 31 Dec 19; Tot $6,426; Dsb $1,906
  Candidate Republican     Luzerne County Councilor  Harry Haas, IV
FEC H0PA08189; 31 Dec 19; Tot $10,100; Dsb $1,649
  Candidate Republican     former Hazleton Mayor Michael P. "Mike" Marsicano
FEC H0PA08213

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Daniel Philip "Dan" Meuser
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Susan Laura "Laura" Quick
  Candidate Democratic     Gary Steven Wegman
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Daniel Philip "Dan" Meuser
FEC H8PA10147; 31 Dec 19; Tot $512,210; Dsb $192,689

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Scott G. Perry
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas F. Brier, Jr.
FEC H0PA10102; 31 Dec 19; Tot $381,905; Dsb $178,762
  Candidate Democratic     Auditor General  Eugene A. DePasquale
FEC H0PA10110; 31 Dec 19; Tot $664,338; Dsb $195,876
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Scott G. Perry
FEC H2PA04135; 31 Dec 19; Tot $973,485; Dsb $405,602

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Lloyd K. Smucker
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Paul Richard Daigle
FEC H0PA11191
  Candidate Democratic     Sarah E. Hammond
FEC H0PA11183
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Lloyd K. Smucker
FEC H6PA16320; 31 Dec 19; Tot $692,766; Dsb $228,794

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Frederick B. "Fred" Keller
First elected in a Special Election: 21 May 2019 [re: resignation of Member of Congress Thomas Anthony "Tom" Marino (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Lee Griffin
FEC H0PA12199
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Frederick B. "Fred" Keller
FEC H0PA12181; 31 Dec 19; Tot $903,985; Dsb $643,416
 
17 January 2019: Member of Congress Thomas Anthony "Tom" Marino (Republican), who was first elected in 2010, announced his resignation effective 23 January. "Having spent over two decades serving the public, I have chosen to take a position in the private sector ...."
21 May 2019: State Representative Fred Keller (Republican) is elected in a Special Election.

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  John Joyce
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Raymond Todd "Todd" Rowley
FEC H0PA13114; 31 Dec 19; Tot $7,489; Dsb $5,910
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  John Joyce
FEC H8PA13125; 31 Dec 19; Tot $554,648; Dsb $124,731

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Guy L. Reschenthaler
First Elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     William A. "Bill" Marx, III
FEC H0PA14138
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Guy L. Reschenthaler
FEC H8PA18199; 31 Dec 19; Tot $787,102; Dsb $607,878

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Glenn William "G.T." Thompson, Jr.
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Robert M. Williams
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Glenn William "G.T." Thompson, Jr.
FEC H8PA05071; 31 Dec 19; Tot $855,622; Dsb $708,421

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr.
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kristy Marie Gnibus
FEC H0PA16034; 31 Dec 19; Tot $43,745; Dsb $29,056
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr.
FEC H0PA03271; 31 Dec 19; Tot $1,315,755; Dsb $469,947

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 17
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Conor James Lamb
First elected in a Special Election 13 March 2018 [re: resignation of Member of Congress Timothy "Tim" Murphy (Republican) on 21 October 2017].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Conor James Lamb
FEC H8PA18181; 31 Dec 19; Tot $1,332,962; Dsb $592,622
  Candidate Republican     Richard Sean "Sean" Parnell
FEC H0PA17115; 31 Dec 19; Tot $269,318; Dsb $50,419

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Michael F. "Mike" Doyle
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Gerald S. "Jerry" Dickinson
FEC H0PA18097; 31 Dec 19; Tot $173,011; Dsb $83,302
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Michael F. "Mike" Doyle
FEC H4PA18131; 31 Dec 19; Tot $509,631; Dsb $253,011
  Candidate Republican     Luke Edison Negron
FEC H0PA18113
  Candidate Independent     Donald Raymond "Don" Nevills
FEC H0PA18089
  Candidate Independent     Daniel Michael "Dan" Vayda
FEC H0PA18105

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

Seat up for regular election 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.
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Joshua D. "Josh" Shapiro
  Candidate Republican     former Allegheny County Councilmember Heather S. Heidelbaugh

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

Seat up for regular election 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.
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Treasurer  Joseph M. "Joe" Torsella
  Candidate Republican     Stacy L. Garrity

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Auditor General Eugene A. DePasquale
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - At term limit.
Running for U.S. Congress CD 10 in 2020.
 Candidate list (7)
  Candidate Democratic     Nilofer "Nina" Ahmad
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Harry Scott "Scott" Conklin
  Candidate Democratic     Smithfield Township Auditor  Rose Marie "Rosie" Davis
  Candidate Democratic     Tracie Lynne Fountain
  Candidate Democratic     Christina M. Hartman
  Candidate Democratic     Pittsburgh City Controller  Michael E. Lamb
  Candidate Republican     Dauphin County Comptroller  Timothy L. "Tim" DeFoor
 

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): 15 incumbents, 34 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 29 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.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Conservative USA
  Right to Life
  Tea
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 4 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable: 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.


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
  City & State Pennsylvania
  Gettysburg Times
  I Love Altoona
  Jewish Exponent - Philadelphia
  Keystone Report - Pennslyvania
  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 Sentinel - Carlisle - Shippensburg
  The Times-Tribune - Scranton
  Times Leader - Wilkes-Barre
  Times News - Lehighton
  York Daily Record

 


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