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.


2 June 2020 Primary results and results from a media source.

2 June 2020 Primary returns from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


General Election Candidate Database 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
 Candidate list (3, 2 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 31 Jul 20; Tot $328,413,079; Dsb $229,611,199
  Candidate Republican     President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571
    Green     Howie Hawkins - apparently not a candidate
17 September 2020: Removed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 5-2.

FEC P00012211
  Candidate Libertarian     Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 31 Jul 20; Tot $1,395,086; Dsb $904,579
  Candidate Write-in; (American Solidarity)     Brian T. Carroll
for Vice President: Amar Patel

FEC P00013771
  Candidate Write-in     Shawn W. Howard
for Vice President: Alyssa Howard

FEC P00011189

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 (9 Renominated);
9 Democratic (9 Renominated)

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ivyland Borough Councilmember  Christina M. "Chris" Finello
FEC H0PA01325; 30 Jun 20; Tot $511,463; Dsb $215,340
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Brian K. Fitzpatrick
FEC H6PA08277; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,748,175; Dsb $1,036,073

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; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,061,616; Dsb $532,088
  Candidate Republican     David Torres
FEC H8PA02110

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; 30 Jun 20; Tot $696,133; Dsb $584,405
  Candidate Republican     Michael Harvey
FEC H0PA03347

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 (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Madeleine Dean Cunnane
FEC H8PA04116; 30 Jun 20; Tot $965,954; Dsb $655,306
  Candidate Republican     Kathy Barnette
FEC H0PA04279; 30 Jun 20; Tot $137,721; Dsb $85,279

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 (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Mary Gay Scanlon
FEC H8PA07200; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,035,919; Dsb $640,354
  Candidate Republican     Dasha Yermakova Pruett
FEC H0PA05094; 30 Jun 20; Tot $18,924; Dsb $11,302

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 (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Christina Jampoler "Chrissy" Houlahan
FEC H8PA06087; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,603,978; Dsb $863,053
  Candidate Republican     John Williams Emmons
FEC H0PA06167; 30 Jun 20; Tot $542,813; Dsb $375,746

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 (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Susan Ellis Wild
FEC H8PA15229; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,846,984; Dsb $779,852
  Candidate Republican     former Lehigh County Commissioner Lisa Scheller
FEC H0PA07132; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,850,885; Dsb $1,151,364

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 (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Matthew Alton "Matt" Cartwright
FEC H2PA17079; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,555,395; Dsb $647,985
  Candidate Republican     James Rocco "Jim" Bognet
FEC H0PA08221; 30 Jun 20; Tot $583,247; Dsb $303,783

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 (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Gary Steven Wegman
FEC H6PA16338; 30 Jun 20; Tot $77,142; Dsb $75,048
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Daniel Philip "Dan" Meuser
FEC H8PA10147; 30 Jun 20; Tot $708,945; Dsb $408,662

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 (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Auditor General  Eugene A. DePasquale
FEC H0PA10110; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,663,197; Dsb $678,183
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Scott G. Perry
FEC H2PA04135; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,893,467; Dsb $956,276

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 (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sarah E. Hammond
FEC H0PA11183; 30 Jun 20; Tot $7,366; Dsb $5,166
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Lloyd K. Smucker
FEC H6PA16320; 30 Jun 20; Tot $941,763; Dsb $470,313

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, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Lee Griffin
FEC H0PA12199; 30 Jun 20; Tot $4,286; Dsb $1,747
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Frederick B. "Fred" Keller
FEC H0PA12181; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,193,591; Dsb $809,197
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Liz Terwilliger
 
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; 30 Jun 20; Tot $29,168; Dsb $21,416
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  John Joyce
FEC H8PA13125; 30 Jun 20; Tot $742,614; Dsb $293,767

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; 30 Jun 20; Tot $26,633; Dsb $6,407
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Guy L. Reschenthaler
FEC H8PA18199; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,332,024; Dsb $960,001

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
FEC H0PA15127
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Glenn William "G.T." Thompson, Jr.
FEC H8PA05071; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,221,866; Dsb $979,243

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; 30 Jun 20; Tot $199,070; Dsb $141,165
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr.
FEC H0PA03271; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,699,870; Dsb $644,238

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; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,119,396; Dsb $1,024,177
  Candidate Republican     Richard Sean "Sean" Parnell
FEC H0PA17115; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,221,538; Dsb $351,815

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Michael F. "Mike" Doyle
FEC H4PA18131; 30 Jun 20; Tot $741,557; Dsb $747,550
  Candidate Republican     Luke Edison Negron
FEC H0PA18113; 30 Jun 20; Tot $11,010; Dsb $5,125

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 (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Joshua D. "Josh" Shapiro
  Candidate Republican     former Allegheny County Councilmember Heather S. Heidelbaugh
  Candidate Green     Richard L. Weiss
  Candidate Libertarian     Dan Wassmer

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 (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Treasurer  Joseph M. "Joe" Torsella
  Candidate Republican     Stacy L. Garrity
  Candidate Green     Timothy "Tim" Runkle
  Candidate Libertarian     Joe Soloski

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.
4 August 2020: Received his party's nomination for U.S. Congress CD 10.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Nilofer "Nina" Ahmad
  Candidate Republican     Dauphin County Comptroller  Timothy L. "Tim" DeFoor
  Candidate Green     Olivia Faison
  Candidate Libertarian     Jennifer Moore
 

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, 25 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 22 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): 3 candidates
  Libertarian: 5 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America First
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Conservative USA
  Right to Life
  Tea
  Unity
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 3 candidates
 
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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