2019 Primary Election Candidates

Primary Election is Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Polls are open 7AM-8PM.

Special Election | Statewide | County | Magisterial District Justice | Municipal and School Board

Where do I vote? Centre County Polling Place Locator

This page includes candidates who have provided information to the CCDC.

If you are a Democrat running for office in Centre County, send your campaign information to

* = Incumbent

Special Election 12th Congressional District

May 21, 2019

All Registered Voters in the 12th District are eligible to vote

Marc Friedenberg

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Democratic Primary

May 21, 2019

You must be a registered Democrat to vote in the Democratic Primary




PA Superior Court

Vote for Two

Judge Dan McCaffery

Amanda Green-Hawkins

Ryan James

Beth Tarasi

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County Commissioner

Vote for Two

Michael Pipe* & Mark Higgins*


County Controller

Jason Moser



Colleen Kennedy



Jeremy Breon


Recorder of Deeds

Georgiann Bennet



Scott Sayers*

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Magisterial District Justices


Magisterial District Justice 49-1-01

Don Hahn

Serves State College Borough Voting Districts East 2, East 3, and East 4; East Central 2 & 3; South 2; South Central 1 & 2; Southeast; and West Central 2


Magisterial District Justice 49-3-05

Judge Steven Lachman*

Serves State College Borough Voting Districts East 1; East Central 1; North; Northeast; Northwest; South 1; West 1, West 2; and West Central 1

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Municipal & School Board


Bellefonte Borough Council

Joanne Tosti-Vasey* West Ward

Gina Thompson* South Ward


Benner Township Board of Supervisors

Thomas Kalinowski


Patton Township Board of Supervisors

Aaron Miller


State College Area School Board

Vote for Five

Reminder: School Board Candidates cross-file in the Primaries! Republicans may appear on your ballot. Only registered Democrats are listed here.

Amy Bader*

Deanna Behring

Gretchen Brandt*

Amber Concepcion*

Daniel Duffy*

Laurel Zydney*

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