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Pennsylvania Election Ballot 2016: Candidates for Each Office

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A woman arrives at a polling station to cast her ballot during Pennsylvania State primary presidential election on April 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Getty)

Pennsylvania voters go to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots in races for the state’s U.S. Senate seats, its U.S. House seats and its state House and Senate seats.

Six parties have lines on the ballot in Pennsylvania. In order of how they appear on the ballot, they are the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, the Constitution Party, the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, and the Independent Party. There’s also a ballot line for write-in candidates.

You can find a full list of Pennsylvania state candidates here. You can find a sample ballot for your town by providing your address at this Ballotpedia page.

Here’s a list of your candidate options for each race:

President and Vice President

U.S. Senate

  • Incumbent Pat Toomey of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Katie McGinty of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Edward Clifford III of the Libertarian Party

U.S. House

Click here for a list of towns in each of the state’s 18 congressional districts and a map of congressional districts.

First District

  • Incumbent Robert Brady of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Deborah Williams of the Republican Party

Second District

  • Incumbent Dwight Evans of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger James Jones of the Republican Party

Third District

  • Incumbent Mike Kelly of the Republican Party (uncontested)

Fourth District

  • Incumbent Scott Perry of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Joshua Burkholder of the Democratic Party

Fifth District

  • Incumbent Glenn Thompson of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Kerith Strano Taylor of the Democratic Party

Sixth District

  • Incumbent Ryan Costello of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Mike Parrish of the Democratic Party

Seventh District

  • Incumbent Patrick Meehan of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Mary Ellen Balchunis of the Democratic Party

Eighth District

  • Steve Santarsiero of the Democratic Party
  • Brian Fitzpatrick of the Republican Party

Ninth District

  • Incumbent Bill Shuster of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Art Halvorson of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Adam Sedlock of the Democratic Party (write-in)

Tenth District

  • Incumbent Tom Marino of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Michael Molesevich of the Democratic Party

Eleventh District

  • Incumbent Lou Barletta of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Mike Marsicano of the Democratic Party

Twelfth District

  • Incumbent Keith Rothfus of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Erin McClelland of the Democratic Party

Thirteenth District

  • Brendan Boyle of the Democratic Party (uncontested)

Fourteenth District

  • Incumbent Michael F Doyle of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Lenny McAllister of the Republican Party

Fifteenth District

  • Incumbent Charlie Dent of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Rick Daughtery of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Paul Rizzo of the Libertarian Party

Sixteenth District

  • Lloyd Smucker of the Republican Party
  • Christina Hartman of the Democratic Party
  • Shawn Patrick House of the Libertarian Party

Seventeenth District

  • Incumbent Matt Cartwright of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Matt Connolly of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Brian Kelly of the Independent Party (write-in)

Eighteenth District

  • Incumbent Tim Murphy of the Republican Party (uncontested)

State Legislative Races

In the state Senate there are 25 seats are up for election this fall. In the state House of Representatives all 203 seats are up for election. The next gubernatorial election will take place in 2018.

Ballotpedia has a full list of election candidates in the House and the Senate. The site also has a comprehensive breakdown of races to watch in both houses.

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    • She’s a Clinton machine democrat. Corporate through and through. Leans left on “culture issues” but will be a reliable corporate vote on everything else.