Lancaster Democrats Voter Guide

2022 General Election – Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Voter Registration Deadline
October 24, 2022

Vote by Mail Request Deadline
November 1, 2022

General Election
November 8, 2022

2022 Democratic Candidates

Izzy Smith-Wade-El

PA HD-49

Mike Sturla

PA HD-96

Mark Temons

PA HD-98

Joshua Caltagirone

PA HD-99

Calvin “Doc” Clements

PA SD-48

Website:  www.johnfetterman.com

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/JohnFettermanPA/

Twitter page:  https://twitter.com/johnfetterman

Instagram page:  www.instagram.com/johnfetterman/

John Fetterman is the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania.  He is the chair of Pennsylvania’s Board of Pardons, where John leads the fight to give second chances to non-violent longtime inmates and free those who have been wrongfully convicted.  John previously served as Mayor of Braddock, PA after coming to Braddock to start a GED program. In Braddock, John worked to rebuild his community, creating jobs, getting youth engaged, and bringing creative urban policy solutions.  He had previously served with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and with AmeriCorps, where he helped set up the first computer labs and taught GED classes to young mothers and fathers in Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District. He attended Albright College and earned his Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.  John is a native of York, PA who still resides in Braddock (rather than the Lt. Governor’s Mansion) with his wife Gisele and three children.

Website:  https://hollisterforcongress.com

Facebook page:  https://facebook.com/HollisterForCongress

Instagram page:  http://instagram.com/HollisterForCongress

Dr. Robert Hollister, recently retired school superintendent, was born and raised in Lancaster County.  Bob served as the Superintendent of the Eastern Lancaster County School District (ELANCO) for the past 13 years and the previous 3 years as the Assistant Superintendent.  After graduating from Lancaster Catholic High School and Millersville University, Bob began his career in education as an Industrial Arts/Technology Education teacher.  He then went on to serve as an Assistant Principal, Principal and Director of Pupil Services prior to joining the ELANCO team. His advanced degrees are from Villanova University and Lehigh University.As a life-long public servant, Bob views running for Congress as a natural continuation of public service which will use his knowledge, experience, and skills effectively to represent ALL citizens of Congressional District 11.  Bob and his wife Jennifer, are raising two daughters. They live in the East Lampeter Township in Conestoga Valley.

Website:  www.joshshapiro.org

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/JoshShapiroPA

Twitter page:  https://twitter.com/joshshapiropa

Instagram page:  www.instagram.com/joshshapiropa/

Josh Shapiro for Governor

Josh Shapiro is currently the Attorney General for Pennsylvania, serving since 2017.  During his time as Attorney General, Josh has among many issues, exposed the Catholic Church’s cover-up of child sexual abuse, held more than 90 public officials of both parties accountable for breaking the law, protected the right to vote and defended Pennsylvania’s election result.  Josh graduated from the University of Rochester and went to law school at night while working in government during the day.  Josh previously served as or State Representative, during which he helped write and pass some of the toughest ethics laws in state history.   He later served as Chair of the Board of Commissioners in Montgomery County.  Josh is a Pennsylvania native who now resides in Montgomery County with their four children.

Austin Davis for Lt. Governor

Austin Davis is currently a State Representative in the 35th District in Allegheny County, serving since 2018.  He serves as serves as chair of the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation and vice chair of the House Democratic Policy Committee, as well as serving on the House Appropriations Committee, House Consumer Affairs Committee, House Insurance Committee, and House Transportation Committee.  Austin is also a member of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, Climate Caucus, and PA SAFE Caucus.  While in high school, Austin founded and served as chairman of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council under McKeesport Mayor Jim Brewster.  Beginning in 2012, Austin joined Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s team, spearheading the office’s vision and transition teams in the early days of the administration and serving as Fitzgerald’s representative on the Jail Oversight Board; the Kane Foundation; the Minority, Women, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Advisory Board; and the Shuman Detention Center Advisory Board.  He now serves   Austin is a native of the Mon Valley outside Pittsburgh and graduated with a political science degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/docforsenate

Twitter page:  https://twitter.com/docforsenate

Instagram page:  www.instagram.com/docforsenate48/

Calvin “Doc” Clements is a retired 35-year veterinarian from South Londonderry Township, Lebanon County who is running for the 48thState Senate District, which now includes the northeastern portion of Lancaster County.    He was a veterinary practitioner and corporate practice owner who was the founding CEO and established practices in Schuylkill, Lebanon, Dauphin, and Cumberland Counties.    An upstate New York native, his family had to rely on welfare and government food after an automobile accident prevented his father from being able to work on his farm and second job again.    Doc was later set to enter Naval ROTC, but a work related accident and injuries disqualified his application, thus he used student loans and work to acquire his education and eventual degree in veterinary medicine.  He has children and grandchildren in Pennsylvania.

Website:  www.izzyforlancaster.com

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/izzyforlancaster

Twitter page:  https://twitter.com/IzzyforLancaster

Instagram page:  www.instagram.com/IzzyforLancaster/

Izzy Smith-Wade-El is the President of the council of the City of Lancaster, having just won reelection to his second term. Today, he serves as a program specialist at LanCoMyHome, where he coordinates services and support for Lancaster County’s housing insecure community. Izzy is running to represent Pennsylvania’s brand-new House District 49 in Harrisburg so that all of Lancaster’s working families have a friend in the fight.

Mike Sturla

Website:  www.votemikesturla.com

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/VoteSturla

Twitter page:  https://twitter.com/VoteSturla/

Instagram page:  www.instagram.com/VoteSturla

Representative Mike Sturla is the current State Represenative for the 96th District, having served since 1991.  Mike currently serves as the Democratic Chairman of the House Urban Affairs Committee. He has established himself as a tireless advocate for critical issues like education, healthcare, and the environment.  Mike was an original sponsor of the ‘Cover All Kids’ legislation to ensure every child has access to quality healthcare. The program was a runaway success and served as the nationwide model for what is now CHIP.  Outside of the State House, Mike is active in the community, holding a “Back to School” event this year to distribute school supplies.  He is a graduate of Garden Spot High School and the University of Kansas, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design.  A Lancaster native, Mike and his wife Tracy reside in Lancaster City.  He has a son, daughter, two step-daughters, and three grandchildren (with a fourth on the way).

Website:  www.temonsforpa.com

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/TemonsforPA

Instagram page:  www.instagram.com/temonsforpa

Mark is a tradesman, a community organizer, a parent, and former small business owner. Mark has lived in Lancaster County for nearly 10 years, all of them in the 98th house district. Mark was raised in Lock Haven, PA. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Niagara University. Mark has spent several years organizing around issues like labor, prison reform, foreign policy, and racial justice. Mark currently works in construction design, designing home improvement projects for wheelchair accessibility.

My life experience gives him a unique perspective and a strong desire to give back to my community. My early years were rough, as my parents struggled with addictions while they were raising me and my four siblings. I spent part of my youth in foster homes and shelters.  It was often local government programs that ensured I had enough to eat.  I left school early to go to work to help support myself and my family, but returned to receive my high school diploma through the GED program. I have and still am deeply involved with my community and my church. As a teen I served as a volunteer firefighter and was proactive in outreach programs that help people get the resources they need to help them overcome life’s challenges.

I want to listen to people in the 99th District and help pave the way toward a brighter future by focusing on economic growth. I want to work on lowering or eliminating property taxes in ways that do not hurt the already struggling middle class and those who already find themselves in economic distress. I want to ensure the growth and protection of our agricultural community. In Harrisburg, I will be a strong advocate for any legislation defending the right to have affordable food and healthcare. I understand the struggles that families face and want to go to Harrisburg to represent everyone in the 99th District and work to solve problems and bring growth and prosperity to our area.

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