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Allegheny County GOP Chooses State House Nominees

Allegheny County GOP nominees for special election in Districts 32, 34 and 35

The Republican Committee of Allegheny County has selected its nominees for special elections in the three state House Districts that currently lack a representative.

The committee tabbed Clay Walker in the 32nd, Robert Pagane in the 34th and Don Nevills in the 35th District.

Walker, a pastor from Verona, is an Army veteran and has served as a customer service representative for a major health organization. He heads The Mustard Seed Church which is described on the Facebook page as an independent, non-denominational church that operates with a Pentecostal influence. Walker ran a write-in campaign for the 32nd District seat in the general election. He will meet Democrat Joe McAndrew in the special election to replace the late Tony DeLuca.

Pagane, a former law enforcement officer from Wilkins, is currently a kickboxing instructor. He served in the Baldwin Borough police department for 20 years, including 13 as a K-9 handler. Pagane will contend for the seat vacated by the resignation of Summer Lee, who will assume the 12th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He will meet Democrat Abigail Salisbury in the special election.

Nevills, a small-business owner from Clairton, was the GOP nominee in the fall but was defeated by Austin Davis, who resigned the seat to assume the role as Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor. A Navy veteran, he recently left his position as a member of the board of directors for the Clairton Municipal Authority to focus on running for the state House. Nevills will meet Democrat Matt Gergley in the 35h District special election,

The Pennsylvania Department of State is moving ahead with plans to hold the three special elections on Tuesday, February 7, although the House Republicans have filed lawsuits in an attempt to prevent them from being held on that date.

9 Responses

  1. Great! So we are ALL ready for that 2/7 Special Election? Glad the Republic Party agrees that timely representation is key! The PA Supreme Court will be glad to hear that even the R candidates are ready to go RIGHT NOW. Bryan Cutler’s May date is a loser in every rational court.

    1. Nothing like having the democrat electing herself majority when she isn’t. What a crock. Everybody isn’t falling for the democratic playbook. Time to stand up against the underhanded agenda of the democratic regime we have in Pa.

      1. 102 is a majority of 203
        Explain to me why I don’t deserve a say in who leads the chamber for two years, just because I live in the 32nd district?

      2. Democratic Regime???? Republicans have controlled the state legislature majority in Harrisburg for 28 Out of the Past 30 Years !

    1. What do you call Fetterman? He will not spend one day in senate. Total joke and the world knows it.

      1. Oh lordy, you’re silly. Fetterman has been in office for 7 days and counting. LOL. Stay Tuned.

    2. Ones “in the know”
      I’m sure they are solid people. The best of the worst, currently polluting PA politics.


  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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