Every election is an important time for choosing. Our democracy requires and demands a well educated citizenry who know who they are voting for and why they are voting for them. With attacks on our democratic process and right to vote growing day by day, it is imperative that Democrats stay involved, informed, and educated on the people who are running for elected office.
Below are the candidates running for the 2022 Democratic nominations for Governor of Pennsylvania (4 years) and for United States Senate (6 years). You can access their websites by hovering/clicking on their names. And remember, vote on May 17th, 2022.
Josh Shapiro / Austin Davis (endorsed by the PA Democratic State Party)
United States Senate (candidates listed in alphabetical order by first/given name)
Congressman Conor Lamb is a Marine and a former federal prosecutor who is running for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. Lamb represents Pennsylvania’s 17th district in Congress, which includes much of the Pittsburgh-area suburbs and all of Beaver County. Lamb won a special election in March 2018 in a district that Trump won by nearly 20 points. He went on to win reelection in 2018 and 2020 in two Republican districts. Conor’s priorities include protecting and expanding Medicare and Social Security, raising the minimum wage to $15, cutting prescription drug prices, creating and protecting jobs and strengthening unions. In Congress, Conor serves as the Vice Chair of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Science, Space and Technology Committee. From 2014-2017, Lamb served as a federal prosecutor in the Obama administration. He prosecuted violent crime, including heroin and fentanyl dealers who killed people with their drugs. He also worked to help those suffering from addiction by steering them toward rehabilitation and offering lower sentences for non-violent offenders and veterans. Lamb joined the Marine Corps after law school in 2009, and served on active duty until 2013. Lamb, 37, went to Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School, and went to college and law school at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently lives in Mt. Lebanon with his wife, Hayley, and their son, Matthew. You can find out more about Conor Lamb at: https://conorlamb.com/issues
Democratic State Committee
Patricia & Dave Cordell