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Representing Allegheny County in Washington, D.C.

More 2024 Primary Information

All Candidates Were Invited to participate in our Vote411 Voters' Guide. 

2024 Voters' Guide Questions for Pennsylvania's US Senate and Congressional Candidates

1. What do you see as the most pressing issues facing the country, and how would you address them?

2.What changes, if any, would you support that would help Congress function more efficiently and effectively?

3. What legislation would you support to protect voting rights and safeguard access to free and fair elelctions?

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

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Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate Race

Candidates for US Senate

Democratic Candidate

Robert J.  Casey, Jr.

Republican Candidate

Dave McCormick
Where are the "third party" candidates?

Candidates from third parties are selected by their parties after the Primary Election. They must submit nomination papers with voter signatures to qualify for the General Election ballot, and their deadline is late in the summer.  We will add any third party candidates who  qualify for the ballot once the process is complete. 
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. 

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.
Allegheny County's U.S. Congressional Races

US Representatives are elected by district.  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
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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

Democratic Candidate

Summer Lee

Republican Candidate

James Hayes

US Congressional District 12 Mini-guide

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Where is Pennsylvania US Congressional District 12?  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

Democratic Candidate

Chris Deluzio

Republican Candidate

Rob Mercuri

Where is Pennsylvania US Congressional District 17?   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.