Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Pennsylvania primary is May 21.
Several newcomers will appear on the primary election ballot for Chartiers Valley School Director, and all candidates have cross-filed as both Republican and Democrat. The Pennsylvania primary will be held on May 21. The following candidates are vying for four seats, each with a four-year term: Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter
Here's the list of candidates you'll see on the ballot when you vote in the May 21 primary.
Four Democrats and four Republicans are vying for four seats on Bridgeville Borough Council this election season. In addition, republican Pasquale B. DeBlasio will challenge incumbent Donald L. Dolde, a Democrat, for the mayor's seat. The Pennsylvania primary will be held on May 21. The following candidates will appear on the ballot: Mayor: Tax Collector: Bridgeville Borough Council: Four year term, four seats Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
If you're new, if you've moved, if you've changed names or parties, you must register.
Pennsylvania residents who wish to vote in the upcoming May 21 primary elections must be registered by Monday, April 22. Registered voters who have moved or changed their names or party affiliations must also notify their counties' elections divisions of their changes by April 22. An individual must be registered in a political party in order to vote in that party's primary. In order to qualify to vote in Pennsylvania, one must be a U.S. citizen at least one month prior to the primary, a resident of the state and his or her election district at least 30 days prior to the primary, and 18 years of age on or before the day of the primary. Individuals needing to register in Allegheny County may apply in person between the hours of 8:30 a.m. …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Open Secrets has published a list of recipients of National Rifle Association campaign contributions that also includes outgoing U.S. Reps. Mark Critz of Johnstown and Jason Altmire of McCandless, both Democrats.
U.S. Reps Tom Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair), Mark Critz (D-Johnstown), Jason Altmire (D-McCandless) and Mike Kelly (R-Butler) of Pennsylvania accepted thousands in 2012 campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The NRA doled out more than $750,000 in campaign contributions in 2012, according to the center, a research organization that tracks money in politics and how it affects elections and policies and shares the information on OpenSecrets.org. The center obtained its data from the Federal Election Commission. Fifteen members of Congress from Pennsylvania accepted contributions from the NRA during their 2012 bids for office, according to the center's list. Three of the top…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Are you a Democrat living in the 42nd Pennsylvania House District who wants to be a state representative? Find out how you can apply for the job.
Are you a Democrat living in the 42nd Pennsylvania House District who wants to be a state representative? The Allegheny County Democratic Committee is asking for candidates to submit their names to be considered to replace state Rep. Matt Smith, who won election to the state Senate last month. The 42nd state House District includes all of Mt. Lebanon and parts of Scott Township, Green Tree, Bethel Park and Rosslyn Farms. Candidates should submit a letter of intent to Grant Gittlen by sending it to 223 Fourth Avenue, Suite 150, Pittsburgh, PA, or by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The letters or emails must be received by Friday, Dec. 7. The candidates will then be selected during a vote by the Allegheny County Democratic …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Kathleen Kane has vowed to determine if politics played a role in the development of the case against Jerry Sandusky and other Penn State officials.
Many political observers suggest that Kathleen Kane's election as Pennsylvania's first female Attorney General was due in no small part to her promise to investigate whether politics played a role in the evolution of the case against convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky and other Penn State officials. “As soon as she began early in her campaign talking about the promise to investigate it objectively, it spread pretty quickly on a grass-roots level. There’s no doubt that she had a lot of Penn State support,” Maribeth Schmidt of the grass-roots alumni group Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship told the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Kane also dedicated an entire section of her campaign web site to the Sandusky case. Governor Tom Corbett, a…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The presidential election votes across the Chartiers Valley School District closely mirrored the national popular vote.
The presidential election votes across the Chartiers Valley School District communities closely mirrored the national popular vote. President Barack Obama won the overall combined votes in Bridgeville, Collier, Heidelberg and Scott Township by a slim 50.3%-to-49.6% margin over Gov. Mitt Romney. Obama pulled 50.4% of the national vote compared to Romney's 48%, according to unofficial results. That local total is down 1% from 2008 when he won the four communities by a combined 51.3%-to-48.7% against U.S. Sen. John McCain. The vote totals from 2008 and 2012, for the most part, mirrored each other. Obama drove up his biggest victory totals in Scott Township, although he lost Collier Township by the largest margin. Overall, turnout in the four …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
We have live election results of all the most important races in the Pittsburgh area. All results are unofficial until certified.
The 2012 election is over and we have a full recap and race results below. We’ve covered the election throughout the day by posting stories, uploading information on our CV Patch Facebook page and sharing photos on Twitter. We’ll also be covering the results live as they stream in from the precincts. Below are the tables of the local races that affect people in Bridgeville, Collier, Heidelberg, Scott Township and South Fayette. There are also stories about each of the major races. President Obama Wins Re-Election Matt Smith Beats Raja for State Senate Tim Murphy Defeats Larry Maggi in Congressional 18 Race State Rep. Nick Kotik Wins Re-Election Mark Mustio Re-Elected to 45th State House District Full Statewide Races and Results 18th U.…
Pennsylvania voters elect their first woman and first Democrat to be the state's attorney general.
Kathleen Kane achieved two firsts in her Pennsylvania attorney general election victory: She defeated Republican David Freed 56 to 41 percent in unofficial results from Tuesday's voting. Kane won the support of Lehigh Valley voters on her way to statewide success: Lehigh County Northampton County Kane, 46, is a former Lackawanna County prosecutor who will now oversee an office with a staff of about 700 and subject to legislative battles over a budget that now stands at $81 million, according to a Philly.com report. Kane had a slight fundraising edge in the race. Both candidates pledged a review of the Jerry Sandusky child rape case and its handling by former Attorney General Tom Corbett, now the state's governor.
Republican Keith Rothfus beat incumbent Democrat Mark Crtiz in the newly drawn 12th Congressional District.
Republican Keith Rothfus of Sewickley defeated incumbent Democrat Mark Critz of Johnstown by a margin of 52 to 48 percent to win election to the newly re-drawn Pennsylvania 12th congressional district. Rothfus said his number one priority is the economy. "We got get the economy rolling again," he said after delivering a victory speech at the Holiday Inn on McKnight Road in Ross Township Tuesday night. "I'm concerned about tax policy, about the possibility of another tax increase on our small businesses on January first. The president said a couple of years ago; you don't want to raise taxes in a slow economy. And so we have to convince the president of the wisdom of his argument from a couple of years ago." Rothfus was asked about the …