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Your complete directory of Pennsylvania candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

Bill Scranton for Governor - Jim Van Zandt for US Senate - 1962

Filing Deadline (D/R): March 6, 2018
Filing Deadline (Third Parties & Indep): August 1, 2018
Primary: May 15, 2018
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on February 20, 2018


Next Gubernatorial Election in 2018:

(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the General Election.)

Tom Wolf (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Laura Ellsworth (R) - Attorney & Ex-Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce President
Paul Mango (R) - Businessman & Army Veteran
Scott Wagner (R) - State Sen. & Businessman
Ken Krawchuk (Libertarian) - IT Consultant, Computer Programmer & Frequent Candidate

Casey - Knoll - Kohn - 1996

Mike Stack (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Aryanna Barringer (D) - Iraq War Veteran, IT Project Manager & '12 US Rep. Nominee
Kathi Cozzone (D) - Chester County Commissioner & Businesswoman
Madeleine Dean (D) - State Rep., College Professor & Ex-Attorney
John Fetterman (D) - Braddock Mayor & '16 US Sen. Candidate
Jeff Bartos (R) - Real Estate Developer & GOP Fundraiser
Gordon Denlinger (R) - Ex-State Rep., Accountant & '14 State Sen Candidate
Joe Gale (R) - Montgomery County Commissioner
Diana Irey Vaughan (R) - Washington County Commissioner & '12 St Treasurer Nominee
Otto Voit (R) - Muhlenberg School Bd Pres., Businessman, Army Veteran & '16 St Treasurer Nominee
Kathleen Smith (Libertarian)

The Following Constitutional Officer Elections are in 2020:

Josh Shapiro (D)* - (Campaign Site)

R. Budd Dwyer

Eugene DePasquale (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Joe Torsella (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Sesler - Shapp - Kline


STATE HOUSE - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )

STATE SENATE - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )


Bob Casey Jr. (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Brian Kelly (D) - Retired College Professor, Computer Engineer & '16 US Rep. Candidate
Ray Uhric (D) - Retired Aircraft Mechanic, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Theresa Wright (D) - Financial Planner & Accountant
Paul Addis (R) - Energy Executive
Cynthia Ayers (R) - Retired National Security Agency Staff Member
Lou Barletta (R) - Congressman, Ex-Hazleton Mayor & Ex-Businessman
Jim Christiana (R) - State Rep. & Ex-Beaver Borough Councilman
Paul DeLong (R) - Taxicab Driver & '02 Candidate
Bobby Lawrence (R)  - Businessman & Trump Campaign Activist
Joe Vodvarka (R) - Spring Manufacturer & Frequent Candidate
Dale Kerns (Libertarian) - Electrical Contracting Estimator & Community Activist

Sen Hugh Scott

Pat Toomey (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.


**Districts Renumbered to Reflect 2018 Court-Ordered Redistricting**

District 1:
Brian Fitzpatrick (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dean Malik (R) - Attorney, USMC Veteran & '10/'16 Candidate
Valerie Mihalek (R) - Ex-Yardley Borough Councilwoman, Non-Profit Executive & Ex-Congressional Aide
Steve Bacher (D) - Grant Writer & Non-Profit Group Executive
Rachel Reddick (D) - Attorney & Navy Veteran
Scott Wallace (D) - Investment Fund CEO, Attorney & Philanthropist
Steve Sheetz (Libertarian) - Ex-State Party Chair & Building Contractor

District 2:
[ Bob Brady (D)* - Current CD-2 Incumbent - Retiring in 2018. ]
Brendan Boyle (D)* - Current CD-4 Incumbent - (Campaign Site)
Nina Ahmad (D) - Ex-Philadelphia Deputy Mayor, Molecular Biologist & Progressive Activist

Larry Farnese (D) - State Sen. & Attorney

Kevin Johnson (D) - Pastor & Workforce Development Executive

Thaddeus Kirkland (D) - Chester Mayor, Ex-State Rep. & Pastor

Michele Lawrence (D) - Radio Show Host, Ex-Banker & Community Activist

Joanna McClinton (D) - State Rep. & Attorney

Willie Singletary (D)  - Ex-City Traffic Court Judge & Felon

Omar Woodard (D) - Venture Philanthropy Executive & Ex-State Legislative Aide

District 3:
Dwight Evans (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Congressman Robert Nix

District 4:
[ Brendan Boyle (D)* - Candidate in CD-2. ]
Shira Goodman (D) - Attorney & Gun Control Activist

Brian Gordon (D) - Ex-Lower Merion Township Commissioner, Attorney & '10/'16 Candidate

Kris Hart (R) - Businessman, Philanthropist & GOP Activist

District 5:
[ Pat Meehan (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Joe Billie (R) - Firefighter & Navy Veteran
Richard Booker (R) - Radnor Township Commissioner

Alex Charlton (R) - State Rep. & Ex-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce President
Michael Chitwood (R) - Upper Darby Police Superintendent
Mario Civera (R) - Delaware County Council President, Ex-State Rep., Businessman & USAF Veteran

Sean Gale (R) - Attorney, Political Consultant & Brother of Montgomery Co Comm Joe Gale
Jeremy Gonzales Ibrahim (R) - Attorney
Pearl Kim (R) - Ex-Sr Deputy Attorney General
Greg McCauley (R) - Attorney

Tom McGarrigle (R) - State Sen., Ex-Delaware County Councilman & Businessman
Nick Micerelli (R) - State Rep., Ex-Ridley Park Councilman, Iraq War Veteran & National Guard Sgt.

Clare Putnam Pozos (R) - Ex-Asst US Attorney & Community Activist
Wally Smerconish (R) - Real Estate Developer
Dan Boyle (D)
Shelly Chauncey (D) - Attorney & Ex-CIA Officer

Rich Lazer (D) - Ex-Philadelphia Deputy Mayor & Ex-City Council Aide

Lindy Li (D) - Financial Analyst & '16 Candidate
Ashley Lunkenheimer (D) - Ex-Asst US Attorney
Elizabeth Moro (D) - Real Estate Broker
Dan Muroff (D) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide, Democratic Activist & '16 Candidate in CD-2
Mary Gay Scanlon (D) - Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board Member & Attorney
Molly Sheehan (D) - Medical Research Scientist
Greg Vitali (D) - State Rep. & Attorney

District 6:
Ryan Costello (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Paul Linkmeyer (R) - Antique Auto Salesman & GOP Activist
Paul Masters (R) - Naval Reserve Officer & Navy Veteran
Bob Dettore (D) - Construction Executive & Engineer
Chrissy Houlahan (D) - Non-Profit Executive, Ex-Teacher & USAF Veteran

Mike "Ozzie" Myers

District 7:
[ Charlie Dent (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Dean Browning (R) - Ex-Lehigh County Commissioner & Businessman
Dan David (R) - Investment Executive & Businessman
Ryan McKenzie (R) - State Rep. & Ex-Campaign Consultant
Marty Nothstein (R) - Lehigh County Commissioner & '00 Olympic Gold Medalist in Cycling
Mike Pries (R) - Dauphin County Commissioner & Ex-Derry Township Superviosr
Scott Uehlinger (R) - Ex-CIA Officer, Retired Navy Officer, College Professor & Trump Campaign Activist

John Callahan (D) - Ex-Bethlahem Mayor, '10 Nominee & '13 Northampton County Exec. Nominee

Greg Edwards (D) - Pastor

Alan Jennings (D) - Non-Profit Group Executive & Community Organizer

Bill Leiner (D) - Coplay City Councilman, Ex-Lehigh County Commissioner & Ex-Coplay Mayor
John Morganelli (D) - Northampton County District Attorney & Frequent Statewide Candidate
Laura Quick (D) - UPS Package Driver, Ex-Teacher & '15 Lebanon County Clerk Candidate
David Weidman (D) - Furniture Maker, Teacher, Ex-Congressional Intern & Afghan War Veteran
Susan Wild (D) - Ex-Allentown City Solicitor, Community Activist & '13 County Board Candidate
Chip Collica (Independent) - Attorney, Disabled Army Veteran & Ex-Democrat

District 8:
Matt Cartwright (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Chrin (R) - Venture Capitalist & Ex-Investment Banker
Robert Kuniegel (R) - Real Estate Developer, Retired State Corrections Officer & Veteran

Dan Meuser (R) - Ex-State Revenue Secretary, Businessman & '08 Candidate

Kevin Oakes (R) - Educational Center Director

District 9:
[ Lou Barletta (R)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2018. ]
Stephen Bloom (R) - State Rep. & Attorney
Andrew Lewis (R) - Drywall Contractor, Iraq War Veteran & '16 State Sen. Candidate
Dan Meuser (R) - Ex-State Revenue Secretary, Businessman & '08 Candidate
Joe Peters (R) - Ex-Federal Prosecutor, Ex-Police Officer, '16 Atty. Gen. Candidate & '04 St. Auditor Nominee
Andrew Shecktor (R) - Berwick Borough Councilman & Call Center Sales Manager
Alan Howe (D) - Retired USAF NCO & Community Activist
Mike Marsicano (D) - Ex-Hazleton Mayor, Retired Airline Pilot, National Guard Veteran & '16 Nominee
Gerylyn "Gigi" Sebastian (D)
Gary Wegman (D) - Dentist & '16 Candidate
Denny Wolff (D) - Ex-State Agriculture Secretary & Dairy Farmer

James Michener

District 10:
Scott Perry (R)*- (Campaign Site)
Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson (D) - Ex-Obama White House Aide & Ex-Congressional Aide

Eugene DePasquale (D) - State Auditor General & Ex-State Rep.

George Scott (D) - Lutheran Minister & Retired Army Officer

District 11:
Lloyd Smucker (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bill Neff (R) - Locksmith, Security Consultant, '16 Candidate & '08 State Sen. Candidate
Christina Hartman (D) - Consultant, Non-Profit Group Executive & '16 Nominee
Jess King (D) - Community Activist
Charles Klein (D) - Pharmacist & '16 State Rep. Nominee
Richard Smith Jr. (D) - Hospital Cafeteria Worker & Ex-Financia Futures Trader
Gary Wegman (D) - Dentist, Real Estate Investor, Farmer & '16 Candidate

District 12:
Tom Marino (R)*- (Campaign Site)
Doug McLinko (R) - Bradford County Commissioner, Ex-Wysox Town Supervisor & Businessman

Chris Carney (D) - Ex-Congressman, College Professor & Naval Reserve Officer

Judy Herschel (D) - Addiction Counselor
Mark McDade (D) - State Teachers Union Official

Dick Schulze

District 13:
[ Bill Shuster (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Stephen Bloom (R) - State Rep. & Attorney

Art Halvorson (R) - Businessman, Retired Coast Guard Captain & Frequent Candidate
Ben Hornberger (R) - USMC Veteran & Trump Campaign Activist

John Joyce (R) - Physician

Doug Mastriano (R) - Retired Army Colonel & Afghan War Veteran
Max Merrill (R) - Attorney, Ex-Cartographer & Ex-Wetlands Scientist
Dave Reed (R) - State House Majority Leader
Travis Schooley (R) - Businessman, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Pat Stefano (R) - State Sen. & Businessman

Susan Boser (D) - College Professor & Ex-Human Services Executives
Mike Cordaro (D) - Vending Company Manager & Democratic State Committeeman
Adam Sedlock (D) - Psychologist & '16 Candidate

District 14 - Special Election - March 13, 2018:
GOP Nominating Convention: Nov 11, 2017 - DEM Nominating Convention: Nov 19, 2017
[ Tim Murphy (R)*- Resigned effective October 21, 2017. ]
Rick Saccone (R) - State Rep., College Professor & Retired USAF Officer
Conor Lamb (D) - Attorney & USMC Veteran
Drew sMiller (Libertarian) - Attorney, Ex-State Legislative Aide, Ex-Realtor & Community Activist

District 15:
Glenn "GT" Thompson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Marc Friedenberg (D) - Attorney & College Professor
Wade Jodun (D) - Biologist & Ex-Federal Employee

Socialist Equality Party - 1996

District 16:
Mike Kelly (R)*- (Campaign Site)
Rick Filippi (D) - Ex-Erie Mayor & Attorney

Robert Multari (D) - Physician
Chris Rieger (D) - Attorney, Progressive Activist & '16 State Rep. Nominee
Brian Skibo (D) - Auto Detailer

District 17:
Keith Rothfus (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Aaron Anthony (D) - Teacher
Ray Linsenmayer (D) - Energy Finance Executive & '16 State Rep. Candidate
Tom Prigg (D) - Neurobiology Research Associate, Army Veteran & '14 Candidate
John Stolz (D) - Biologist & College Professor
Beth Tarasi (D) - Attorney

District 18:
Mike Doyle (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Gov Dick Thornburgh - 1982


Constitution Party of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Democratic Party
Green Party of Pennsylvania
Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Republican Party

Sen Joseph Clark - 1968


Secretary of State's Office


Tom Ridge & George HW Bush 1992


Allentown Morning Call
Allentown Times
Beaver County Times
Bridgeville Area News Star
Bucks County Courier Times
Carlisle Sentinel
Carnegie Signal Item Star
Centre Daily Times (State College)
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Cranberry Journal Star
Daily Pennsylvanian (University of Pennsylvania)
Delaware County Daily Times
Easton Express-Times
Erie Times News
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GrassrootsPA (Conservative)

Senator Harris Wofford - 1994

Harrisburg Patriot-News
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The Insider (Politics)
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KYW AM-1060 (Pittsburgh)
Lancaster Intelligencer-Journal / Lancaster New Era
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Lock Haven Express
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Moon Record Star
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Oakmont-Verona Advance Leader Star
Penn Hills Star
Pennsylvania Cable Network

Frank Rizzo for Mayor

Pennsylvania Report
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Philadelphia Gay News
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York Daily Record

Ron Klink for Congress


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