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US Senate and Congressional Races


Representing Allegheny County in Washington, D.C.
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All Candidates Were Invited to participate in our Vote411 Voters' Guide. 



2022 Voters' Guide Questions for Pennsylvania's US Senate and Congressional Candidates

1. What issue(s) would you prioritize, and how would you work with others in government to get legislation passed and signed into law?

2. What will you do in office to ensure all eligible voters have equal access to free and fair elections?

3. What measures, regulations, or acts, if any, would you support to mitigate climate change?

4. How do you view the role of the US in responding to challenges facing the international community?

5. Candidates were also invited to post a link to their position on abortion. (This question was added after the primary, and the link may be missing if candidates did not revise their Primary Vote411 submission.)

Voters Guide information also includes campaign email, website, and social media links.


Enter your address to view responses from YOUR candidates 

 
All responses are entered by the candidates or their staff and are not altered or edited in any way by the League of Women Voters.  Candidates are able to update their responses throughout the campaign.  Any changes made after the print deadline will be available at Vote411.org .
Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate Race

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John Fetterman

Democratic Party

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Mehmet Oz

Republican Party

Erik Gerhardt

Libertarian Party

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Richard Weiss

Green Party

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Daniel Wassmer

Keystone Party

Description of office: The US Constitution states that the Senate be composed of 100 members (two Senators from each state). One third of the total membership of the Senate is elected every two years.  US Senators serve six-year terms.  One of Pennsylvania's Senate seats is up for election this year.  This is a statewide election, and any registered Pennsylvania voter, no matter what party affiliation, can vote in this race, for any candidate.

Senators must be at least 30 years of age, a citizen of the United States for at least nine years and be a resident of the State from which s/he is chosen at the time of the election. Senators write and vote in favor of or against final bills and serve on various policy committees. The Senate has several exclusive powers not granted to the House, including advice/consent on presidential nominations and treaties and conducting the trial of federal officials impeached by the House.

The incumbent, Senator Pat Toomey, is not running for reelection.   Five candidates are competing for Pennsylvania's open US Senate Seat.  
 
Read the Candidates' Answers to Our Survey in the Vote411 mini-guide for this race.  


Candidate response were submitted by the candidates and their campaign staff, and have not been edited or altered in any way. Candidates may update their responses up until Election Day.  Any changes will be reflected in the online guide at Vote411.org .  
Allegheny County's U.S. Congressional Races
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US Representatives are elected by district.  The 2022 Election is the first election using the new district maps.  Allegheny County residents are in either District 12 or District 17.  To locate your district, you can:

  • refer to the map on the left
  • refer to  the text descriptions below
  • enter your address at  Vote411.org
  • check your voter registration at  vote.pa.gov


Description of office: 
The US Constitution requires that the House of Representatives be composed of Representatives from each state, elected in proportion to population. There are 435 members of the House of Representatives, with 17 Representatives allotted to Pennsylvania after the 2020 census.  US Representatives serve 2-year terms, and all 435 seats are up for reelection every 2 years.

A US Representative must be at least 25 years old, have been a citizen of the United States for the past seven years, and be a resident of the state they seek to represent at the time of the election (though not necessarily the same district). The House of Representatives is responsible for introducing and voting on bills, resolutions and amendments, and for approving the budget. Representatives also serve on various policy committees. The House may send Articles of Impeachment of elected officials to the Senate and elects the President if there is a tie in the Electoral College.


Pennsylvania US Representative District 12
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Summer Lee

Democratic Party

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Mike Doyle*

Republican Party


*This candidate is not the incumbent Congressman by the same name.


Read the Candidates' Answers to Our Survey in the Vote411 mini-guide for this race.  


Candidate response were submitted by the candidates and their campaign staff, and have not been edited or altered in any way. Candidates may update their responses up until Election Day.  Any changes will be reflected in the online guide at Vote411.org .  

Where is the new Pennsylvania US Congressional District 12?  The NEW District 12 is made up of:


Part of ALLEGHENY County
consisting of 

  • the CITIES of Clairton, Duquesne, McKeesport and Pittsburgh and the TOWNSHIPS of Elizabeth, Forward, North Versailles, South Park, South Versailles, Upper St. Clair and Wilkins and the BOROUGHS of Baldwin, Bethel Park, Braddock, Brentwood, Bridgeville, Chalfant, Dravosburg, East McKeesport, East Pittsburgh, Elizabeth, Glassport, Homestead, Jefferson Hills, Liberty, Lincoln, Monroeville, Mount Oliver, Munhall, North Braddock, Pitcairn, Pleasant Hills, Plum, Port Vue, Rankin, Swissvale (PART, Districts 01, 02 (only blocks 2014, 2015, 3007, 3008, 3009 and 3010 of tract 515100), 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 and 11), Trafford (Allegheny County Portion), Turtle Creek, Versailles, Wall, West Elizabeth, West Homestead, West Mifflin, Whitaker, White Oak, Whitehall and Wilmerding and,

Part of WESTMORELAND County consisting of

  • the CITY of Jeannette and the TOWNSHIPS of Hempfield (PART, Districts East Adamsburg, High Park, Lincoln Heights West, Middletown (all blocks except 1000, 1001, 1004, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1026, 1027 and 1055 of tract 804701, blocks 1015, 2018 and 2019 of tract 804804 and blocks 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004 of tract 804901), Wegley, Wendel Herm and West Hempfield), North Huntingdon, Penn, Sewickley and South Huntingdon (PART, District Yukon) and the BOROUGHS of Adamsburg, Arona, Export, Irwin, Madison, Manor, Murrysville, North Irwin, Penn, Sutersville and Trafford (Westmoreland County Portion).


Pennsylvania US Representative District 17
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Chris Deluzio

Democratic Party

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Jeremy Shaffer

Republican Party

      Candidate Forum   

A candidate forum is scheduled for this race on November 1,  at 7:00pm.  The forum will be broadcast live on WTAE-TV.  Following the event, a video recording will be available on our  Candidate Forums  page.

Cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh and WTAE-TV


Read the Candidates' Answers to Our Survey in the Vote411 mini-guide for this race.  


Candidate response were submitted by the candidates and their campaign staff, and have not been edited or altered in any way. Candidates may update their responses up until Election Day.  Any changes will be reflected in the online guide at Vote411.org .  

Where is the new Pennsylvania US Congressional District 17?  The NEW District 17 is made up of:


Part of ALLEGHENY County consisting of

  • the TOWNSHIPS of Aleppo, Baldwin, Collier, Crescent, East Deer, Fawn, Findlay, Frazer, Hampton, Harmar, Harrison, Indiana, Kennedy, Kilbuck, Leet, Marshall, McCandless, Moon, Mount Lebanon, Neville, North Fayette, O'Hara, Ohio, Penn Hills, Pine, Reserve, Richland, Robinson, Ross, Scott, Shaler, South Fayette, Springdale, Stowe and West Deer and the BOROUGHS of Aspinwall, Avalon, Bell Acres, Bellevue, Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights, Blawnox, Brackenridge, Braddock Hills, Bradford Woods, Carnegie, Castle Shannon, Cheswick, Churchill, Coraopolis, Crafton, Dormont, Edgewood, Edgeworth, Emsworth, Etna, Forest Hills, Fox Chapel, Franklin Park, Glen Osborne, Glenfield, Green Tree, Haysville, Heidelberg, Ingram, Leetsdale, McDonald (Allegheny County Portion), McKees Rocks, Millvale, Oakdale, Oakmont, Pennsbury Village, Rosslyn Farms, Sewickley, Sewickley Heights, Sewickley Hills, Sharpsburg, Springdale, Swissvale (PART, Districts 02 (all blocks except 2014, 2015, 3007, 3008, 3009 and 3010 of tract 515100), 03, 04 and 05), Tarentum, Thornburg, Verona, West View and Wilkinsburg and
  • All of BEAVER County. 

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