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Who Is Running For Office In 2023?

updated 1-19-23

It is time to begin looking ahead to what awaits on the election calendar in 2023.

Municipal Cycle (2023, 2025, 2027, etc.)

Offices that will be voted on during municipal cycles may include:

  • State
    • Justices of the Supreme Court (ten-year term)
    • Judges of the Superior and Commonwealth Courts (ten-year term)
    • Judges of the Court of Common Pleas (ten-year term)
    • District Justice (six-year term)
  • County (all four-year terms)
    • Commissioners
    • Sheriff
    • Register of Wills
    • Treasurer
    • Clerk of Courts
    • Prothonotary
    • Controller
    • Coroner
    • Recorder of Deeds
    • District Attorney
  • Municipal
    • Mayor (four-year term)
    • Council – City and Boroughs (four-year term)
    • Township Commissioners (four-year term)
    • Township Supervisors (six-year term)
    • Treasurer (four-year term)
    • Tax Collector (four-year term)
    • Auditor (six-year term)
    • School Director (four-year term)
    • Constable (six-year term)
  • Election District (all four-year terms)
    • Judge of Election
    • Majority Inspector of Election
    • Minority Inspector of Election

This list will be continuously updated as more candidates declare.

Special Elections

State Senate – 27th District
D-Patricia Lawton
R-Lynda Schlegel Culver

State House of Representatives – 32nd District
D-Joe McAndrew
R-Clay Walker

State House of Representatives – 34th District
D-Abigail Salisbury
R-Robert Pagane

State House of Representatives – 35th District
D-Matt Gergely
R-Don Nevills

Justice of the Supreme Court

Democratic Primary
Deborah Kunselman
Daniel McCaffrey

Republican Primary
Carolyn Carluccio
Paula Patrick

Judge of the Superior Court

Democratic Primary
Jill Beck
Patrick Dugan

Republican Primary
Maria Battista
Michael Dimino
Harry Smail, Jr.
Emily Yuhaniak

Judge of the Commonwealth Court

Democratic Primary
Bryan Neft

Republican Primary
Megan Martin
Joshua Prince

Judicial Retention

Judge of the Superior Court
Jack A. Panella
Victor P. Stabile

>> Declaration Tracking List For 2023 Incumbent Retention Judges

Municipal Elections – Philadelphia

Mayor – Democratic Primary
Amen Brown
Jeff Brown
James DeLeon
Allan Domb
Derek Green
Helen Gym
Cherelle Parker
Maria Quinones-Sanchez
Rebecca Rhynhart

Mayor – Republican Primary
no announced candidates

Municipal Elections – Pittsburgh

Allegheny County Executive
The Allegheny County executive approves and vetoes legislation, oversees administrative departments, helps develop an annual budget and submits ordinances and other proposals to Allegheny County Council for consideration. 

Democratic Primary
Liv Bennett
Dave Fawcett
Sara Innamorato
Michael Lamb
Erin McClelland
John K. Weinstein

Republican Primary
no announced candidates

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    Total Voters: 30

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