2022 Candidates

In 2022, Clinton County residents will be voting on several important positions, including U.S. Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Representative in Congress, and Representative in the General Assembly. Voters will also be voting for their county designates to their respective party’s State Committee.

The Clinton County Democratic Committee is committed to fairly promoting all Democrats seeking office. If you’re a Democrat seeking office in 2022 in Pennsylvania and would like to be included, please contact us to submit your bio and headshot.

Interested in becoming a candidate? Learn more here, and reach out to us to learn more about how we can support your campaign.


U.S. SENATE

John Fetterman (PA Lieutenant Governor)

Conor Lamb (U.S. Congressman)


U.S. CONGRESS

Pennsylvania’s newly-formed 15th Congressional District includes Clinton, Centre, Cameron, Clearfield, Tioga, Potter, Union, Snyder, Jefferson, Elk, McKean, Warren, Forest, Clarion, Armstrong and parts of Lycoming, Indiana and Venango counties. See the map and learn more here.

Ronnie Ray Jenkins

Ronnie Ray Jenkins is a write-in candidate for Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District. An author who was raised in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania, Ronnie was born one of eleven children. His father was a coal miner, and much of his writing focuses on the lives of rural Appalachians.

Learn more about Ronnie here.

Michael Molesevich

Mike Molesevich has declared candidacy as a write-in for the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District. Mike is an entrepreneur, business owner, environmental consultant and contractor who provides environmental assessments and remediation for industrial and commercial properties, real estate transactions, mortgages, and regulated facilities. He previously served as mayor and council member of Lewisburg and was the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania’s former 10th Congressional District in November 2016.


PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR

josh shapiro

Josh Shapiro

Throughout his career as a public servant, Josh Shapiro has taken on the status quo, brought people together to solve tough problems, and delivered results for the people of Pennsylvania. Since 2017, he has served as the Pennsylvania Attorney General, working every day to stand up to powerful institutions and protect Pennsylvanians’ rights. Josh is now running to be Pennsylvania’s next Governor — to move our Commonwealth forward and tackle our biggest challenges.

Learn more about Josh here.


PENNSYLVANIA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Austin Davis

In 2018, Austin successfully ran for the state House of Representatives to represent the Mon Valley and his hometown of McKeesport. When he was sworn in, Austin became the first African American to serve as state representative for the 35th Legislative District in Allegheny County, and he became one of only four African American lawmakers to represent a majority-white district. Austin has been endorsed by Gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro.

Learn more about Austin here.

Brian Sims

Brian Sims has been a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 182nd District, representing Center City Philadelphia, since 2012. He won reelection in 2018 and is the first openly gay member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. He is also a lawyer and advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) civil rights. Prior to his election to public office, Sims was a policy attorney and civil rights advocate who served as staff counsel for policy and planning at the Philadelphia Bar Association. He also served as both the president of the board of directors of Equality Pennsylvania and as chairman of Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia (GALLOP).

Learn more about Brian here.

Ray Sosa

Ray has been appointed by three U.S. Governors to lead districts in coordinating Emergency Management and Response. Ray was the Chairman of the Governor’s Human Rights Advocacy Committee for 10 years, fighting for hospitals, juvenile justice centers, foster care homes, equality, and nursing homes. For 10 years, Ray provided political legislative policy support for three governors and wants to continue to do so in Pennsylvania. Ray’s previous appointments in the public and private sectors have prepared him for the Role of Lieutenant Governor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Learn more about Ray here.


76TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

Denise Maris

Denise earned a master’s degree in Health Sciences and has over 20 years of business and volunteer experience. She currently serves as Director of Human Resources at Susque-View.

Learn more about Denise here.

Elijah Probst

Elijah Probst, 22, a Lock Haven resident and a student majoring in chemistry at Lock Haven University, has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for the state House 76th district in the May primary.

Learn more about Elijah here.


Note: The Clinton County Democratic Committee does not endorse candidates, but makes every effort to help evenhandedly publicize individuals seeking the Democratic nomination or running on the Democratic ticket. We embrace the will of the people following the Primary Election and wholeheartedly support the nominees selected in the election process.