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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 January 19, 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
Mike Turzai (R) - State House Speaker & Attorney
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
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
Otto Voit (R) - Muhlenberg School Bd Pres., Businessman, Army Veteran & '16 St Treas Nominee

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.


District 1:
Bob Brady (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Nina Ahmad (D) - Ex-Philadelphia Deputy Mayor, Molecular Biologist & Progressive Activist
Kevin Johnson (D) - Pastor
Michele Lawrence (D) - Radio Show Host, Ex-Banker & Community Activist

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

Lindy Li (D) - Financial Analyst & '16 Candidate
Willie Singletary (D)  - Ex-City Traffic Court Judge & Felon

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

District 2:
Dwight Evans (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 3:
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

Congressman Robert Nix

District 4:
Scott Perry (R)*- (Campaign Site)
Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson (D) - Ex-Obama White House Aide & Ex-Congressional Aide
George Scott (D) - Lutheran Minister & Retired Army Officer

District 5:
Glenn "GT" Thompson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Marc Friedenberg (D) - Attorney & College Professor
Wade Jodun (D) - Biologist & Ex-Federal Employee

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:
Pat Meehan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Billie (R) - Firefighter & Navy Veteran
Shelly Chauncey (D) - Attorney
Daylin Leach (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Attorney & '14 Candidate 
Drew McGinty (D) - IT Consultant & Ex-Police Dispatcher
Elizabeth Moro (D) - Real Estate Broker
Dan Muroff (D) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide, Democratic Activist & '16 Candidate in CD-2
Molly Sheehan (D) - Medical Research Scientist

District 8:
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

District 9:
[ Bill Shuster (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
John Eichelberger (R) - State Sen., Ex-Blair County Commissioner & Insurance Broker
Art Halvorson (R) - Businessman, Retired Coast Guard Captain & Frequent Candidate
Ben Hornberger (R) - USMC Veteran & Trump Campaign Activist

John Joyce (R) - Physician

Dave Reed (R) - State House Majority Leader
Travis Schooley (R) - Businessman, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Pat Stefano (R) - State Sen. & Businessman

Mike Cordaro (D) - Vending Company Manager & Democratic State Committeeman
Adam Sedlock (D) - Psychologist & '16 Candidate

James Michener

District 10:
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

District 11:
[ 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

District 12:
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

Dick Schulze

District 13:
Brendan Boyle (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kris Hart (R) - Businessman, Philanthropist & GOP Activist

District 14:
Mike Doyle (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 15:
[ 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

Socialist Equality Party - 1996

District 16:
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 17:
Matt Cartwright (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Chrin (R) - Venture Capitalist & Ex-Investment Banker
Robert Kuniegel (R) - Real Estate Developer, Retired State Corrections Officer & Veteran
Kevin Oakes (R) - Educational Center Director

District 18 - 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

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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Senator Harris Wofford - 1994

Harrisburg Patriot-News
Hazleton Standard-Speaker
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
Murraysville Star
North Journal Star (Pine/Richland)
Norwin Star (Irwin/North Irwin)
Oakmont-Verona Advance Leader Star
Penn Hills Star
Pennsylvania Cable Network

Frank Rizzo for Mayor

Pennsylvania Report
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York Daily Record

Ron Klink for Congress


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