Election 2018

The Big List of Pittsburgh candidates in 2018

Keep track of Pittsburgh-area candidates here.

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MJ Slaby

Updated, Jan. 17

Mark your calendar for May 15 and Nov. 6.

Those are the dates of the 2018 primary and general elections, respectively. General election ballots will include members of the Allegheny County’s Harrisburg delegation, Pa. governor and lieutenant governor as well as the Pa. congressional delegation.

There will also be three special elections this year, to replace former U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, former state Rep. Marc Gergely and former Pittsburgh City Council member Dan Gilman.

Here at The Incline, we’re tracking who’s running and will be regularly updating this list.

U.S. Senator

Sen. Bob Casey (D)

Casey is running for a third term.


U.S. Representatives

U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus (R)

Pa. District 12: Map


Rep. Michael Doyle (D)

Pa. District 14; Map

Special election to replace Rep. Tim Murphy (R)

Pa. District 18; Map

Murphy resigned Oct. 5 following claims he mistreated staff and urged the woman he was having an affair with to have an abortion, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The special election to replace him is March 13.

Republican candidate

Democratic candidate

Pennsylvania governor and lieutenant governor

Gov. Tom Wolf (D)

Wolf confirmed he’s running for an second term.


Lt. Gov. Mike Stack (D)

Stack is seeking reelection.


State Senators

Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R)

District 38; Map

Vulakovich is seeking reelection.


Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D)

District 42; Map

State Representatives

Rep. Robert F. Matzie (D)

District 16; Map

Rep. Jake Wheatley Jr. (D)

District 19; Map


Rep. Adam Ravenstahl (D)

District 20; Map


Rep. Dom Costa (D)

District 21; Map


Rep. Dan Frankel (D)

District 23; Map

Rep. Ed Gainey (D)

District 24; Map

Rep. Joseph F. Markosek (D)

District 25; Map

Rep. Daniel J. Deasy (D)

District 27: Map

Rep. Mike Turzai (R)

District 28; Map

Turzai is running for governor, the Associated Press reported.


Rep. Hal English (R)

District 30; Map

Rep. Anthony M. DeLuca (D)

District 32; Map

Rep. Frank Dermody (D)

District 33; Map

Rep. Paul Costa (D)

District 34; Map


Special election to replace Rep. Marc Gergely (D)

District 35; Map

Gergely resigned Nov. 6 ahead of sentencing for connections to an illegal gambling ring. A special election to replace him will be Jan 23, TribLive reported.


Rep. Harry Readshaw (D)

District 36; Map

Rep. Bill Kortz (D)

District 38; Map

Rep. Rick Saccone (R)

District 39; Map

Saccone is seeking the congressional seat vacated by Murphy.


Rep. John Maher (R)

District 40; Map

Rep. Daniel Miller (D)

District 42; Map

Rep. Mark Mustio (R)

District 44; Map

Rep. Anita Astorino Kulik (D)

District 45; Map

Rep. Jason Ortitay (R)

District 46; Map

Ortitay is seeking the congressional seat vacated by Murphy.

Rep. Eli Evankovich (R)

District 54; Map

Evankovich isn’t running again.


Pittsburgh City Council

Special election to replace Dan Gilman (D)

District 8; Map

Gilman resigned to become chief of staff for Mayor Bill Peduto after Kevin Acklin resigned to take a job with Peoples Gas. The special election is March 6.