2012 General Election Voter Guide

Patch will post preview stories and candidate profiles for those on the ballot for the Nov. 6 election.

Americans will be going to the polls in less than a month to choose who will lead this country.

Over the next few days, we’ll feature each race that affects people in Bridgeville, Collier, Heidelberg, Mt. Lebanon, Scott and South Fayette.

We will post preview stories and candidate profiles for those on the ballot for the Nov. 6 election of the U.S. presidency, U.S. Senate, state Senate, state House and a number of statewide offices. Click here to find your polling place.

Here are your choices in ballot order:



Republican: Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor.

Democrat: Barack Obama, incumbent U.S. president and former U.S. senator from Illinois

Libertarian: Gary Johnson

Green: Jill Stein                     (Click here to read about the third party candidates)


U.S. SENATOR FROM PENNSYLVANIA: (Click here to read the election story)

Republican: Tom Smith, Armstrong County

Democrat: Bob Casey, the incumbent U.S. senator from Scranton, Lackawanna County

Libertarian: Rayburn Smith


18th U.S. Congressional District:

Republican: Tim Murphy, five-term incumbent congressman for the 18th (Click here to read his candidate profile)

Democrat: Larry Maggi, current Washington County commissioner and former county sheriff (Click here to read his candidate profile)


37th State Senate District: (Click here to read about their debate)

Republican: D. Raja, former Mt. Lebanon commissioner and Republican nominee for Allegheny County chief executive (Click here to read his candidate profile)

Democrat: State Rep. Matt Smith is a state representative from Mt. Lebanon (Click here to read his candidate profile)


42nd State House District

Democrat: State Rep. Matt Smith is a state representative from Mt. Lebanon

Republican: There is no Republican on the ballot


44th State House District

Democrat: Mark Scappe is the Democratic challenger from Moon (Click here to read his candidate profile)

Republican: State Rep. Mark Mustio is the state representative from Moon (Click here to read his candidate profile)


45th State House District:

Democrat: Nick Kotik is the five-term incumbent state representative from Robinson (Click here to read his candidate profile)

Republican: Aaron Kime is the Republican challenger from South Fayette (Click here to read his candidate profile)



Republican: David Freed, Cumberland County

Democrat: Kathleen Kane, Lackawanna County



Republican:  John Maher, Upper St. Clair, Allegheny County

Democrat: Eugene DePasquale, York County



Republican: Diana Irey Vaughan, Nottingham Township, Washington County commissioner

Democrat: Robert McCord, incumbent state treasurer, Montgomery County

Mike M. October 09, 2012 at 02:13 PM
I believe you are missing Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein and Libertarian Gary Johnson; how can you present a voter's guide without even including all the candidates?
Mike Jones (Editor) October 09, 2012 at 02:27 PM
You forgot Rayburn Smith.
Anna Marks October 09, 2012 at 10:40 PM
What do you think of Gary Johnson's zombie video? http://ow.ly/e5bCw
Judy October 10, 2012 at 01:02 AM
It shouldn't be allowable that Matt Smith can run for state house and state senate.
Mike Jones (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Each state has different rules. We'd be in the same boat had Mustio defeated Raja and Means in the primary. Also, John Maher is on the ballot for both auditor general and state rep.
Mike Jones (Editor) October 11, 2012 at 05:25 PM
A state judge ruled today that the Libertarian candidates can stay on the general election ballot... http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/politics-state/judge-libertarian-candidates-for-president-statewide-offices-can-remain-on-ballot-657148/
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 04:35 PM
"Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/ See if there is a clear winner to our Presidential Election 2012. Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green), to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1


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