» READ MORE: A ‘slice of America’ Bucks County district should be a battleground. Follow this link to the voters guide and learn more about the candidates that will be on the Republican and Democratic ballots on election day. Vice President, Joe has always fought to raise the living standards of hardworking Americans. Dean Browning, a former Lehigh County commissioner, calls Scheller a “pro-China, anti-Trump, fake conservative.” Scheller has accused Browning of siding with “liberal Democrats” on the Lehigh County board. Having a Democrat from Western Pennsylvania like Lamb on the November general election ballot will help drive turnout in that part of the state, which would benefit Biden’s campaign against President Donald Trump. Two other candidates seeking reelection to “row offices,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Treasurer Joe Torsella, are Montgomery County Democrats. Tom Wolf and City Council President Darrell L. Clarke are for Farnese. Voters Guide to Pennsylvania’s 2020 primary election. A voter drops off their mail ballot at a ballot drop box outside City Hall in Philadelphia last week. In a competitive state Senate race in parts of Delaware and Chester Counties, Plumbers union leader John Kane and health-care consultant Brett Burman are seeking the Democratic nomination. And in one of the more unusual primaries in the Philadelphia area, some party leaders have lined up behind Amanda Cappelletti, who is challenging embattled State Sen. Daylin Leach, a Democrat who represents the 17th District in Montgomery and Delaware Counties. In some ways, the closely watched race is just the latest proxy war between old-school Democratic Party operators, with electricians union boss John J. Dougherty backing Saval, and former State Sen. Vince Fumo in Farnese’s corner. But it has also become a venue for the party to thrash out its ideological differences. That represents just 5% of Fitzpatrick’s $1.7 million in the bank. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Find yours here. Click here to submit your information and it will be added to our database May 24. It all means it could be days before we have actual results. Sign up to receive our newsletter every Wednesday. Learn about primary elections. Rep. James Roebuck Jr., who has represented West Philly’s 188th District since 1985, has three primary challengers: Greg Benjamin, a ward leader; Karen Dunn, a former Roebuck staffer; and Rick Krajewski, the favorite of the progressive wing. But Democrats need ‘a perfect storm’ to win. All rights reserved (About Us). But her former boss, Mayor Jim Kenney, has endorsed Michael Lamb, the four-term Pittsburgh city controller, as has Philadelphia’s Democratic City Committee. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. » READ MORE: Nina Ahmad is making a million-dollar bet that an obscure state office will open future opportunities | Clout. YONG KIM, TOM GRALISH / Staff photographers. Finello, an Ivyland Borough Council member, is running against Skylar Hurwitz, founder of a tech consulting firm in New Hope. Subscribe to PennLive. House Democrats see Auditor General Eugene DePasquale as a prized recruit in the district, currently represented by Republican Rep. Scott Perry. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. Correction: A previous version of this article misspelled Marisa Shaaban’s first name. Lisa Scheller, CEO of a manufacturing company, is campaigning as a “conservative business owner” endorsed by Trump. Primary elections were originally due to take place on April 28, 2020. The 2020 primary election was held on June 2, 2020. Bob Russikoff wears a mask and gloves to vote in the special election for Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Bensalem. The winner will face Republican Sen. Tom Killion. Then, alongside President Obama, Joe helped pass the Affordable Care Act, pull us out of a recession, and launch a moonshot end cancer as we know it. He’s staunchly defended reproductive rights, taken on institutional sexual abuse, combatted the opioid epidemic, and protected PA’s rights to pure air and clean water. (Emma Lee/PA Post). The congressman said he hadn’t decided whether he’d vote for Trump in November — but he has deployed the president’s rhetoric calling for China to be held accountable for the spread of the coronavirus. Timothy DeFoor, the two-term Dauphin County controller, is unopposed in the Republican primary, as are the GOP candidates for attorney general, Heather Heidelbaugh, and treasurer, Stacy Garrity. Republicans are hoping to flip seats in other parts of the state. H. e stood up to Wall Street money managers and saved taxpayers millions in the process. A spokesperson for Kenney said Lamb has the experience “to root out waste, fraud, and corruption in government.” Bob Brady, chair of the city’s Democratic Party, had a practical explanation for backing Lamb. Despite Fitzpatrick’s cash advantage, the general election may still be competitive, as he’s one of just two Republicans in the country running for reelection in a district Hillary Clinton carried in 2016. The 9th District general election will be crucial to Democrats’ hopes of taking control of the Senate, where they need a net gain of four seats. In the US Senate, he took on the NRA to reduce gun violence and led passage of the landmark Violence Against Women Act. But the election marches on, even if there are few competitive races. Candidates seeking their party’s nomination to these officers were invited by The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania to submit information for this voters guide. Fitzpatrick couldn’t have scripted a more advantageous Democratic primary. DePasquale is running in the Democratic primary against attorney Tom Brier. PA primary and election races. Bernie Sanders has endorsed Saval, a democratic socialist, while more moderate Democratic leaders like Gov. Voting info. Similar old-vs.-new battles are playing out in Democratic primaries for state House seats across the city. Further down the ballot, a number of Democratic incumbents in the state General Assembly face challenges for reelection — in some cases by liberal upstarts aiming to continue that wing of the party’s winning streak in Philadelphia. In his first term as AG, Josh has restored integrity to the office while defending Pennsylvanians’ rights from attacks by massive corporations, predatory banks, and even the President of the United States. PA political parties. Republicans are playing defense in congressional races outside Philadelphia and hoping to pick up seats in Northeast Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. And 77% of Philadelphia’s polling places won’t be open on primary day. Philly has mail ballot drop boxes for voters today. Josh Shapiro is a father, attorney, and public servant running for his second term as Pennsylvania’s Attorney General. Here’s what you need to know. Live coverage of what's happening Tuesday, Pennsylvania’s primary day, Nina Ahmad is making a million-dollar bet that an obscure state office will open future opportunities | Clout, Bucks County-based 1st Congressional District. Your mail ballot must be returned by 8 PM on Election Day, November 3rd! Visit our election night returns website. He has denied wrongdoing and defied calls for his resignation. The Pennsylvania primary election Tuesday marks the first time the very act of casting a ballot has completely overshadowed the candidates on it. Republicans and Democrats across the state will head to the polls June 2 to select their parties’ nominees for state row offices, Congressional representatives and the state Legislature. Cappelletti, a lawyer and the vice chair of the East Norriton Township Board of Supervisors, has been endorsed by Democratic U.S. Reps. Mary Gay Scanlon of Delaware County and Madeleine Dean of Montgomery County. The following Pennsylvania elections were identified as featured elections based on electoral history, competitive polling, campaign finance data, or significant involvement from noteworthy individuals or organizations. Russikoff voted at Cecelia Snyder Middle School, where poll workers said turnout was low, but better than expected under the circumstances. » READ MORE: Vince Fumo’s old district is the scene of the latest battle between old and new Philadelphia politics. House Democrats see Auditor General Eugene DePasquale as a prized recruit in the district, currently represented by Republican Rep. Scott Perry. Welcome to your Voters Guide to Pennsylvania’s 2020 primary election. In the Lehigh Valley-based 7th District, two Republicans are running for a chance to challenge Democratic Rep. Susan Wild. In the 175th District, which stretches from Queen Village to Kensington, Rep. Mary Isaacson is fending off Democratic primary challengers in her first competitive election after she was handpicked by ward leaders to replace former Rep. Mike O’Brien on the ballot in 2018 when he stepped down because of health issues. She faces attorney Danyl Patterson, freelance journalist Van Stone, and Amen Brown, CEO of the Overbrook Beacon Community Empowerment Center. The other candidates are seven-term State Rep. Scott Conklin of Centre County, who lost a statewide race for lieutenant governor in 2010; Tracie Fountain, a certified public accountant who has served in the Auditor General’s Office for three decades; Rose Marie Davis, a certified public accountant from Monroe County; and Christina Hartman, a nonprofit executive from Lancaster County who ran for the U.S. House in 2016. Candidates without information listed chose not to submit to the voters guide. Leach was accused in 2017 of inappropriately touching female former staffers and making highly sexualized jokes, in one of Pennsylvania’s most high-profile #MeToo scandals. And Democrats, after flipping three seats in 2018, are now targeting the 10th District in south-central Pennsylvania. Isaacson, O’Brien’s former chief of staff, faces Andre Del Valle, a former staffer to Councilmember Maria Quiñones-Sánchez; attorney Vanessa McGrath; and Jeff Dempsey, a former staffer to U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle. Almost two million Pennsylvanians have requested mail-in ballots. Welcome to your Voters Guide to Pennsylvania’s 2020 primary election. Interested in how Pennsylvania is shaping the 2020 election? For live support or to report voting issues, call 1-833-PA-VOTES. Clinton narrowly carried the district in 2016. © 2020 The Philadelphia Inquirer, LLC Terms of Use/Privacy Policy. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump are both on the ballot in Pennsylvania's primary election Tuesday. Joe has worked tirelessly to return integrity, transparency, and accountability to the Pennsylvania Treasury. Sen. Larry Farnese, whose 1st District includes parts of South Philly, Center City, and the River Wards, is up against Nikil Saval, a writer and cofounder of the progressive group Reclaim Philadelphia. Rep. Brian Sims, who in 2013 became the legislature’s first openly gay member, is being challenged by Marisa Shaaban, secretary of the 5th Ward, in the Center City-based 182nd District.