The Green Papers: Pennsylvania 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 28 April 2020 (presumably)
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020 (presumably)
Tuesday 28 April 2020 (presumably) - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 3 November 2020 (presumably) - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 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

           

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

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 Undetermined);
9 Democratic (9 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Brian K. Fitzpatrick
First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Brian K. Fitzpatrick
FEC H6PA08277; 31 Mar 19; Tot $439,764; Dsb $89,803

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Brendan F. Boyle
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Brendan F. Boyle
FEC H4PA13199; 31 Mar 19; Tot $100,032; Dsb $99,021

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Dwight Evans
First elected in a concurrent Special and General Election: 8 November 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Dwight Evans
FEC H6PA02171; 31 Mar 19; Tot $75,495; Dsb $56,224

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Madeleine Dean Cunnane
First elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
aka Madeleine Dean
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Madeleine Dean Cunnane
FEC H8PA04116; 31 Mar 19; Tot $115,426; Dsb $76,407
  Candidate Republican     Renee L. Beadencup
FEC H0PA04261

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Mary Gay Scanlon
First elected in a concurrent General and Special Election: 6 November 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Mary Gay Scanlon
FEC H8PA07200; 31 Mar 19; Tot $124,400; Dsb $69,920

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Christina Jampoler "Chrissy" Houlahan
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Christina Jampoler "Chrissy" Houlahan
FEC H8PA06087; 31 Mar 19; Tot $374,268; Dsb $115,307
  Candidate Republican     Coatesville School Board Member  Thomas "Tom" Siedenbuehl
FEC H0PA06142
  Candidate Republican     Everett Stern
FEC H0PA06159; 30 May 19; Tot $0; Dsb $0

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Susan Ellis Wild
First elected in a concurrent General and Special Election: 6 November 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Darryl P. Hendricks
FEC H0PA07132
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Susan Ellis Wild
FEC H8PA15229; 31 Mar 19; Tot $228,770; Dsb $65,458
  Candidate Republican     former Lehigh Commissioner Dean Napier Browning
FEC H8PA15260; 31 Mar 19; Tot $106,150; Dsb $1,042

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Matthew Alton "Matt" Cartwright
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Matthew Alton "Matt" Cartwright
FEC H2PA17079; 31 Mar 19; Tot $278,785; Dsb $55,268
    Democratic     John R. Chrin - apparently not a candidate

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Daniel P. "Dan" Meuser
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Scott G. Perry
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas F. Brier, Jr.
FEC H0PA10102; 31 Mar 19; Tot $100,026; Dsb $8,527
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Scott G. Perry
FEC H2PA04135; 01 May 19; Tot $192,208; Dsb $48,664

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Lloyd K. Smucker
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Lloyd K. Smucker
FEC H6PA16320; 31 Mar 19; Tot $86,723; Dsb $22,158

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Fred Keller
First elected in a Special Election: 21 May 2019 [re: resignation of Congressman Thomas Anthony "Tom" Marino (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 
17 January 2019: Congressman Thomas Anthony "Tom" Marino (Republican) announced his resignation effective 23 January. He was first elected in 2010. "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 Congressman  John Joyce
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John Joyce
FEC H8PA13125; 31 Mar 19; Tot $127,234; Dsb $53,356

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Guy L. Reschenthaler
First Elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Guy L. Reschenthaler
FEC H8PA18199; 31 Mar 19; Tot $179,818; Dsb $80,781

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Glenn William "G.T." Thompson
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Glenn William "G.T." Thompson
FEC H8PA05071; 31 Mar 19; Tot $155,126; Dsb $120,549

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr.
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel B. Smith, Jr.
FEC H0PA16026
  Candidate Republican     Tom Irwin
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr.
FEC H0PA03271; 31 Mar 19; Tot $461,308; Dsb $100,096

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 17
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Conor James Lamb
First elected in a Special Election 13 March 2018 [re: resignation of Congressman Timothy "Tim" Murphy (Republican) on 21 October 2017].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Conor James Lamb
FEC H8PA18181; 31 Mar 19; Tot $203,020; Dsb $122,269
  Candidate Republican     Scott Richard Timko
FEC H0PA17099

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Michael F. "Mike" Doyle
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Gerald "Jerry" Dickinson
FEC H0PA18097
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Michael F. "Mike" Doyle
FEC H4PA18131; 31 Mar 19; Tot $55,538; Dsb $48,630
  Candidate Republican     Kimberly "Kim" Mack
FEC H8PA18280
  Candidate Independent     Donald Raymond "Don" Nevills
FEC H0PA18089

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.

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.

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
 

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, 14 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 14 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
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Conservative USA
  Right to Life
  Tea
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 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
  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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