The people of Clinton County, PA, have decisions before them as there are many important offices up for election this year — including: U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative—PA 12th Congressional District; PA Governor, PA Lt. Governor, PA Representative – 76th District, Democratic State Committee member; as well as on Democratic Committee Man and one Democratic Committee Woman for each voting precinct.
Democratic candidates listed below received the party’s nomination in the May 15 Primary Election to move forward to the November 6 General Election.
PA 76th House District
Mike Hanna Jr, 35, of Lock Haven, PA has announced his candidacy for the 76th State House Seat. A 2001 graduate of Central Mountain High School and 2005 Lock Haven University graduate, Hanna has been a public servant for almost a decade working in both the legislative and executive branches of state government. The past three years Hanna has served as Deputy Secretary of Legislative Affairs. Learn more at electmikehanna.com.
12th Congressional District
Marc Friedenberg of Centre County, PA, is a lawyer and an assistant teaching professor at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology. Marc made his name locally as an activist on healthcare, stepping up when Congress tried to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and created a group called PA5 Truth and Action. Learn more at marcforpa.com/.
Pennsylvania’s new 12th U.S. Congressional District includes Clinton, Potter, Tioga, Bradford, Susquehanna, Lycoming, Sullivan, Wyoming, Southern Centre, Union, Snyder, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, and parts of Montour and Northumberland counties.
Bob Casey Jr., 58, has served as the Democratic Senator from Pennsylvania since 2007. He previously served as Pennsylvania Auditor General from 1997 to 2005 and as Pennsylvania Treasurer from 2005 to 2007. Casey Jr. was born in Scranton, PA, the son of former Pennsylvania Governor Bob Casey. After Casey Jr. received his law degree from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America he practiced law in Scranton. Learn more at bobcasey.com.
Tom Wolf, 69, was elected as the 47th Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014, defeating Republican incumbent Tom Corbett, on a platform that focused on education and jobs. He took office January 20, 2015. Prior to becoming governor, Wolf served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue from April 2007 to November 2008 and was an executive in his family-owned business. Learn more at wolfforpa.com.
PA Lieutenant Governor
John Fetterman grew up in York and today serves as Mayor of Braddock, PA. He attended Albright College and went on to earn his Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. In 2001, Fetterman moved to Braddock to serve with AmeriCorps and start a non profit organization, Braddock Redux. In 2005, he was elected mayor by just one vote. Since, he has won re-election three times. Learn more at www.johnfetterman.com.
The Pennsylvania Democratic Committee announced endorsements for candidates, including Governor Tom Wolf and U.S. Senator Bob Casey, who are both seeking reelection.