We begin our series on the candidates for the Pennsylvania State House with a look at the northwest corner of the Keystone State.
Races to Watch (2)
HD3: Ryan Bizzarro* (D) vs. Joseph Kujawa (R)
Bizzarro has served in Harrisburg since 2013 and will face Kujawa, former Millcreek Township supervisor. Bizzarro has a large cash advantage with $211,000 on hand to just under $3,500 for his opponent after the primaries.
Dave’s Redistricting Partisan Lean: D+4.2
HD7: Tim McGonigle (D) vs. Parke Wentling (R)
Dave’s Redistricting Partisan Lean: R+5.2
Other Contested Seats (5)
HD1: Patrick Harkins* (D) vs. Michael Thomas (L)
Dave’s Redistricting Partisan Lean: D+32
HD2: Bob Merski* (D) vs. Michael Pace (R)
Dave’s Redistricting Partisan Lean: D+15
HD4: Chelsea Oliver (D) vs. Jake Banta (R)
Banta, a national recording artist, defeated five other opponents in the GOP primary with 42%, while Oliver, a former Corry City Council member, ran unopposed . The pair are vying to replace retiring Curt Sonney.
Dave’s Redistricting Partisan Lean: R+17
HD6: Brad Roae* (R) vs. Nerissa Galt (D)
Dave’s Redistricting Partisan Lean: R+27
HD75: Mike Armanini* (R) vs. Erica Vogt (D)
Dave’s Redistricting Partisan Lean: R+38
Running Unopposed (9)
HD8: Aaron Bernstine (R-Lawrence/Beaver)
Bernstine is the state representative for the 10th District but was redrawn.
HD11: Marci Mustello* (R-Butler)
HD17: Tim Bonner (R-Mercer/Butler)
Bonner is the state representative for the 8th District but was redrawn.
HD63: Donna Oberlander* (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest)
HD64: Lee James* (R-Venango/Butler)
HD65: Kathy Rapp* (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest)
HD66: Brian Smith* (R-Jefferson/Indiana)
HD67: Martin Causer* (R-McKean/Cameron/Potter)
HD73: Dallas Kephart (R)