Donald Trump campaign event in Ambridge.

Donald Trump campaign event in Ambridge.

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These are the Pittsburgh-area pols up for reelection in 2017, 2018

Already ready for the next go ’round?

Updated 6:55 p.m. Nov. 14

Republicans swept it Tuesday night.

Not only did Donald Trump win the White House, but the GOP kept the majority in the U.S. House and Senate, too. And in Pennsylvania, Republicans made gains on their House and Senate majorities. It’s the largest Republican majority for state reps since 1957-58 and for state senators since 1949-1950, the Post-Gazette reported.

For some Pittsburghers, fears grew from the early hours of Wednesday morning. There were protests and gatherings across the city.

At Wednesday night’s Emergency Meeting: Let’s Unite to Stop President Trump, organizer Dan Moraff spoke about independent political organizing, saying the Democratic party had failed. Political organizing was also something attendees were asked to talk to each other about during the meeting.

Next year is a big year for the city, with a mayoral race and that of four of the nine city council members. And in 2018, it’s back to casting ballots for national and state positions, including Gov. Tom Wolf’s seat.


2017 — Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (D)

2017 — City Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith (D —District 2 aka Banksville; Beechview; Chartiers City; Crafton Heights; Mt. Washington and Duquesne Heights; East Carnegie; Elliott; Esplen; Fairywood; Oakwood and Ridgemont; South Shore; Sheraden; West End; Westwood and Windgap)

2017 — City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak (D — District 4 aka Beechview; Bon Air; Brookline; Carrick; Overbrook; and McKinley Park.)

2017 — City Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle (D — District 6 aka Perry Hilltop; Hill District; North Side; Uptown; Downtown and Oakland)

2017 — City Councilman Daniel Gilman (D — District 8 aka Shadyside; Squirrel Hill; Oakland and Point Breeze. )


2017 — Sheriff William P. Mullen (D)

2017 — Councilman James Ellenbogen (D — District 12 aka Beechview; Brookline; Carrick; Chartiers; Corliss; Crafton Heights; Esplen; Knoxville; Mt. Washington; Overbrook; West End; Westwood in Pittsburgh, as well as Dormont; Green Tree; Ingram; Mount Oliver and Rosslyn Farms boroughs outside of the city)

*Only officials that represent parts or all of Pittsburgh were included.


2018 — Gov. Tom Wolf (D)

2018 — Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R — District 38)

2018 — Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D — District 42)

2018 — Rep. Jake Wheatley Jr. (D — District 19)

2018 —Rep. Adam Ravenstahl (D — District 20)

2018 — Rep. Dom Costa (D — District 21)

2018 — Rep. Dan Frankel (D — District 23)

2018 — Rep. Ed Gainey (D — District 24)

2018 — Rep. Daniel J. Deasy (D — District 27)

*Yes, you did just see one of these state reps on your ballot Tuesday. But their terms last just two years, so their seats will be back up for grabs in 2018.


2018 — U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D — Pa.)

2018 — U.S. Rep. Michael Doyle (D — Pittsburgh)

2018 — U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R — Brentwood)

2018 — U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus (R — Oakmont)

*Once again, yes, you did just vote or not vote for these reps, but their terms are two years.

A previous version of this article incorrectly stated when Councilwoman Darlene Harris’s term ends. It ends in 2019.


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