Most local elected officials getting free rides in 2020


Sen. John Sabatina Jr. (D-Philadelphia)
James Robinson | Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus

Last week was the deadline for candidates to file to run in the April 28 primary, and it’s shaping up as a pretty tame campaign season locally.

The following candidates have no opponent in the primary or general elections: state Sen. John Sabatina Jr. and state Reps. Martina White, Mike Driscoll, Ed Neilson, Jason Dawkins, Jared Solomon and Isabella Fitzgerald.

President Donald Trump will be challenged in the Republican primary by William Weld and Rocky De La Fuente.

The Democratic candidates are Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg, Michael Bloomberg, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard.

U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-2nd dist.) will have a rematch with Republican David Torres.

In the 152nd Legislative District, the candidates are Democrat Nancy Guenst and Republican Karen Houck. Republican Rep. Tom Murt is retiring.

State Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-172nd dist.) is being challenged by Republican Aaron Haroon Bashir.

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein (D-177th dist.) will face Republican John Nungesser.

Statewide, Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro will take on Republican Heather Heidelbaugh.

State Treasurer Joe Torsella, a Democrat, awaits Republican Stacy Garrity in the general election.

Democratic candidates for auditor general are Scott Conklin, Nina Ahmad, Tracie Fountain, Michael Lamb, Rose Marie Davis and Christina Hartman. The Republican nominee will be Tim DeFoor.

Democrats and Republicans will also vote for delegates and alternate delegates to their respective national conventions. ••