Today is the first day for major party candidates and their supporters to start collecting signatures to get on the May 20 primary ballot. It’ll be several weeks before ballots are official.
We’ll be keeping a running tally of who’s in and who’s not.
For these purposes, we’re going to be assuming that all of the local incumbent state lawmakers are seeking re-election, unless they’ve publicly announced that they aren’t.
Know of anybody who should be included and isn’t? Let us know.
Seven Democrats have announced that they are running for governor. They are:
John Hanger: former state environmental protection secretary, of Dauphin County;
Katie McGinty: former state environmental protection secretary, of Chester County;
Allyson Schwartz: U.S. Representative, of Montgomery County; and
Tom Wolf: former state revenue secretary, of York County.
Jack Wagner: a former auditor general, state senator and Pittsburgh city councilman.
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski previously said he was planning to run but officially canceled his bid in early February and endorsed McCord. Max Myers, a Cumberland County minister, dropped out in February.
Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is seeking re-election and he’s been endorsed by the state party.
Bob Guzzardi, a businessman and retired lawyer from Montgomery County, has said he plans to challenge Corbett for the GOP nomination in the May 20 primary.
We’ll rely on our good friends from The Associated Press for this one.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — A state representative from Washington County is the sixth candidate for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor.
Rep. Brandon Neuman said Wednesday his experience as a lawyer and two-term legislator qualify him for the No. 2 slot on the gubernatorial ticket.
Neuman faces competition from five other candidates. They are state Sen. Mike Stack, Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith, former U.S. Rep. Mark Critz, Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski and former Harrisburg parks and recreation director Brenda Alton.
And then a seventh joined the race.
HARRISBURG, Pa.—Jay Paterno, son of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for lieutenant governor in Pennsylvania.
Paterno said he is beginning to circulate petitions to get on the May 20 primary ballot, the first campaign for public office for a longtime assistant football coach.
U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district
U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-York County, elected in 2012, is seeking re-election.
Former Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson plans to seek the Democratic nomination.
28th Senatorial District
Democrat Linda Small of New Freedom is running in the March 18 special election and the May 20 primary. She served in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a master chief petty officer. She’s a former office manager for the Democratic Party of York County.
Republican Ron Miller, a state representative from Jacobus, is running in the March 18 special election and the May 20 primary. He was first elected to the state House in 1998. Before that, he worked as safety, health and environmental manager for Adhesives Research.
Republican Scott Wagner of Spring Garden Township is running a write-in campaign for the March 18 special election. He’s also seeking the GOP nomination for the May 20 primary. He is the founder and president of Penn Waste Inc.
Zachary Hearn of Windsor Township is seeking the GOP nomination for the May 20 primary. He won’t be on the ballot for the March 18 special election, and he says he is not running a write-in campaign. He is deputy director for claims for the American Legion.
48th Senatorial District
State Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Lebanon County, is seeking re-election. Folmer was first elected in 2006. His district previously didn’t include York County, but it will include parts of it under new legislative maps.
47th Legislative District
State Rep. Keith Gillespie, R-Hellam Township, was first elected in 2002.
92nd Legislative District
State Rep. Mike Regan, R-Carroll Township, was first elected in 2012. He said he kicked off his re-election campaign on Feb. 20.
93rd Legislative District
94th Legislative District
State Rep. Stan Saylor, R-Windsor Township, was first elected in 1992. He is the House majority whip.
Kelly Henshaw, a Republican, is challenging him in the May 20 primary.
Democrat David Colon, an Iraq War veteran and project manager for a defense contractor, is also running for the 94th state House seat.
95th Legislative District
State Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York, was elected in a special election to replace Eugene DePasquale, the current state auditor general.
Bob Wilson, chairman of the York County Republican Committee, said he doubts that the GOP will have a candidate on the ballot for the 95th.
169th Legislative District
The district is moving to York County, and it will consist of Codorus, Heidelberg, Manheim, Penn, Shrewsbury and West Manheim townships, and the boroughs of Glen Rock, Hanover, Jefferson, New Freedom and Railroad.
Leroy Wentz says he is running for the GOP nomination. Marc Woerner is also running for the GOP nomination. And so is William H. Anderson of Manheim Township, who previously sought the GOP nomination for the March 18 special election. Republican Kate Klunk is also running. Gene Montanarelli said in January that he was running for the seat, too.
196th Legislative District
State Rep. Seth Grove, R-Dover Township, was first elected in 2008. Elizabeth Roberts plans to challenge him for the GOP nomination.
State and county committee positions
They will also be on the May 20 primary ballot.