2022 Election: Candidates announce bids for offices, begin collecting signatures

The Primary Election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, and candidates have begun circulating their petitions, seeking signatures from eligible voters in order to appear on the ballot. Signatures must be collected by March 15, 2022.

Offices up for election in Pennsylvania this year include U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, Pennsylvania Governor and Lieutenant Governor, State Senate, and State House.

And there are a lot of shifting winds on Pennsylvania’s political landscape, making for an interesting Primary season.

One of Pennsylvania’s two U.S. Senators, Pat Toomey (R), retired from politics, leaving an open seat — and many people vying for it. Even though Clinton County has been part of the 12th Congressional District occupied by Fred Keller (R) since 2019, recent redistricting has led to a special election, and Clinton County has been shifted into Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District, which is currently occupied by Glenn “GT” Thompson. And Governor Tom Wolf (D) is about to conclude his second term, while his Lieutenant Governor, John Fetterman, is one of 12+ Democratic candidates seeking the open U.S. Senate seat vacated by Toomey.

In addition, despite the local House District looking to also be changing shape while the election process is unfolding, two local Democrats have already announced their bid for that seat as well.

Be sure to take the time to learn about all the individuals who have announced their candidacy by clicking the button below.


The Clinton County Democratic Committee (CCDC) will be hosting events to help circulate Democrat petitions and make it easier for voters to sign petitions for various offices in one location.

If you are interested in signing or circulating petitions on behalf of candidates, or if you are a Democrat candidate who would like support having your petition circulated in Clinton County, reach out to the CCDC here. Announcements about petition-circulating events will be made on the CCDC’s Facebook and posted to the CCDC’s Events Calendar.

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.

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