Pennsylvania Presidential Delegate Primary Preview

Pennsylvania will elected 54 unbounded delegates in their presidential primary, 3 delegates from each of Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts. The names of the presidential candidates will not appear on the primary ballot. We here at RRHElections have compiled this list of the delegates who will be on the ballot and who we think they will be supporting.  None of the PA delegates are bound so even if they commit to a candidate now they can always change there mind. “#NeverTrump Endorsed” refers to the #NeverTrump PAC endorsed slate which you can see HERE. For simplicity sake we lumped together as “Trump” any candidate who signed the Trump pledge, said they would vote for district winner and then Trump on 2nd ballot and anyone who said they were leaning towards him. We tried to compile a list of who the alternate delegate candidates are supporting but had a hard time figuring out who was supporting who. Please feel free to add in any info about the alternate delegate candidates in the comment section!

Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district: Philadelphia based D+28 district represented in congress by Rep. Bob Brady (D) is a bit of a non-event. Only 3 candidates are running and all have said they will or will strongly consider supporting “district winner”.

On the ballot in PA-1:

David Hackett- District Winner

Seth Kaufer- District Winner

Christopher Vogler- District Winner

Pennsylvania’s 2nd congressional district: Philadelphia based black majority D+39 district represented in congress by Rep. Chaka Fattah (D). Four candidates are running for 3 delegate spots:

Aaron Cohen- Uncommitted/Cruz endorsed

Alridk Gessa- #Never Trump & Cruz endorsed candidate

Elizabeth Havey- District Winner/ Cruz endorsed

Calvin Tucker- Uncommitted; Tucker is the 22nd Ward GOP leader

Pennsylvania’s 3rd congressional district: Erie based R+8 district represented in congress by Rep. Mike Kelly (R).

Louis Aloita- Trump

Michael Baker- Uncommitted

Brian Ellis– District Winner; Ellis is a PA State Representative

Philip English– #NeverTrump, Cruz & Kasich endorsed;  English is a former US Congressman

James Keffalas- Trump

Gale Measel- District Winner; Lawrence County GOP Chair

Daryl Metcalfe– #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed; PA state Representive

Michele Mustello- Uncommitted but supported by Kasich Super PAC slate

Carol Lynne Ryan- Trump

Daniel Vete- Trump

Robert Yates- #NeverTrump, Cruz & Kasich endorsed

Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district: South-central PA based R+9 district represented in congress by Rep. Scott Perry (R).

Timothy Barker- Uncommitted

Amy Brennan-Distict Winner

Joseph Burford- Statewide Winner

Charles Gerow- District Winner

Marilyn Gillespie- #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Betsy Hower- Statewide winner

Matthew Jansen- Trump

Edwin Matthias- #NeverTrump endorsed

Ana Puig- Withdrawn

Andrew Ritter- District winner

William Rothman- District winner, PA State Rep

Joseph Sacco- Trump

Stanley Taylor- Uncommitted, previously endorsed Rubio; PA State Rep.

March Scaringi- Trump

Alexander Shorb- District winner; York County GOP Chair

Pennsylvania’s 5th congressional district: North-central PA based R+8 district represented in congress by Rep. G.T. Thompson (R).

Richard Chura- #NeverTrump & Cruz endoresed

Joyce Haas- District Winner; GOP State Vice Chair

Ash Khare- District Winner

James Klein- Trump

Barry Kroeker- #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Arnold McClure-Trump

Scott Schreffler- District Winner

Sheila Fitzgerald Sterrett- District Winner

Lyle Stewart- #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district: Philadelphia suburb based R+2 district represented in congress by Rep. Ryan Costello (R).

Wyane Buckwalter- Trump

Ryan Costello– District winner/Uncommitted, Rep. Ryan Costello has said he would vote for winner of district but has hedged. RRH moderator & PA-6 resident Ryan_in_SEPA has assured us that Costello is very unlikely to back Trump.

Douglas Hager- District Winner

Michelle Harris Kichline- District Winner/ Cruz endorsed

Vicki Lightcap- Trump

Larry Stohler- Statewide Winner

Mary Elizabeth Wert- #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Robert Wert- #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district: Philadelphia suburb based R+2 district represented in congress by Rep. Pat Meehan (R). This is a tough district for #NeverTrump supporters. Two of the 5 candidates have said they would vote for district winner and 2 are known Trump supporters. Best strategy for the #NeverTrump here would be to just vote against Ting & Winke who are Trump supporters.

Joan Miller- District Winner/ Cruz endorsed

Michale Puppio- District Winner/Cruz endorsed

Jan Ting- Trump

Ralph Winke- Trump

Robert Willert- District Winner/Cruz endorsed

Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district: Bucks County based R+1 district represented in congress by Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R).

Barry Robert Casper- Trump/District Winner

Gene Digirolamo-  #NeverTrump & Kasich endorsed, PA State Rep

Deborah Evangelou-  #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Robert Loughery- Uncommitted & on the Kasich slate, Bucks County Commissioner

Marguerite Quinn-  #NeverTrump & Kasich endorsed; PA State Rep

Sean Shute- Trump

Samuel Worthington- Trump

Barry Robert Casper- Trump/District Winner

Pennsylvania’s 9th congressional district:  South Central PA based R+14 district represented in congress by Rep. Bill Shuster (R). Shuster is running for re-election in a tough primary with Art Halvorson and is also running for delegate.

Lois Kaneshiski- #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Cody Raymond Knotts- Trump

Josheph Lamantia- Trump

Clayton David Show- #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

William Shuster– Uncommitted; US Congressman

Debra Taylor- Trump

Robert Thomas- Uncommitted

Judith Ward- District Winner; State Rep.

Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district: Central and Northeast PA based R+12 district represented in congress by Rep. Tom Marino (R).

Ryan Alan Belz- Trump

Charles Brewer- #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Krystle Bristol- District Winner

Mark Harris- District Winner/Cruz endorsed

Jonathan Hayes- #NeverTrump

Mark Holt- Cruz endorsed

David Huffman- Uncommitted

Tina Pickett- District Winner

Patricia Saylor- District Winner

Mario Scavello– District Winner; PA State Senator

Nancy Schrader- #NeverTrump

Carol Sides- Trump

Mark Stoicheff- Trump

John Wells- Trump

Elizabeth Greenway- Cruz write-in candidate

Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district: Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and Poconos based R+6 district represented in congress by Rep. Lou Barletta (R).

Richard Adams- Cruz

Philip Bear- Cruz

Carol Drewniak-#NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Jeffrey Hast- Cruz; Dauphin County Commissioner

Susan Helm- District Winner; PA state Rep

Lowman Henry- Cruz

Marlene Loose- Trump

David Mcelwee- Trump

Richard Morelli- Trump

J. Daniel Mosel- #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Thomas Pyne-#NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Andrew Shecktor- Trump

Donald Sherwood– Anti-Trump; Former US Congressman

William Urbanski- Uncommitted

Rebecca Warren- District Winner

Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district: Southwestern Pennsylvania based R+9 district represented in congress by Rep. Keith Rothfus (R).

Lawrence Borland- #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Jill Cooper- District Winner

Christopher Fromme- Trump

Bruce Keeler- #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Gabriel Keller-Trump

David Majernik- District Winner

Michael McMullen- Trump

Samuel Miclot- Anti-Trump,

Monica Morrill- Trump

Joseph Sernall- Trump

George F. Steigerwalt- #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Michele Trevorrow- unknown

Louis Valente- Statewide winner

James Vasilko-Trump

Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district: Eastern Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia based D+13 district represented in congress by Rep. Brendan Boyle (D).

Alan Apt- District Winner

Lauren Casper- District Winner

Gilbert Cox- District Winner

Thomas Ellis- District Winner

Pamela Levy-#NeverTrump & Kasich endorsed

Michael J. McMonagle-#NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Shannon Oscar-#NeverTrump & Kasich endorsed

Pennsylvania’s 14th congressional district: Pittsburgh based D+15 district represented in congress by Rep. Mike Doyle (D). Only 3 candidates on ballot but there is a Trump write-in candidate in the district. So if voters here don’t bother to pull the lever the Trump write-in has a shot

Michael Devanney- #NeverTrump &Cruz endorsed

Cameron Linton-#NeverTrump, Cruz & Kasich endorsed

Mary Meloy- #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district: Lehigh County and parts of Berks County, Dauphin County, Lebanon County, and Northampton County based R+2 district represented in congress by Rep. Charlie Dent (R).

Dean Browning-#NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Malcolm Cole- Berks County GOP & Cruz endorsed

William Heydt- District Winner

Mark S. Hoffman-#NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Patrick Kerwin- Trump

Christian Leinbach- Berks County GOP, #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Ryan Mackenzie- Uncommitted; PA State Rep

John Reber- Trump

Robert Smith- Cruz supporter

Scott Uehlinger- Trump

Pennsylvania’s 16th congressional district: Chester County, most of Lancaster County, and a sliver of Berks County based R+4 district represented in congress by Rep. Joe Pitts (R).

Douglas Brubaker-#NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Thoms Chimomento- District Winner

Terry Christopher- Trump

Gordon Denlinger-#NeverTrump &  Lancaster County GOP endorsed; Former PA State Rep

David Dumeyer- District winner, Cruz & Lancaster County GOP endorsed

Marcus Lemon- Trump

Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district: Northeastern Pennsylvania, including Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Easton based D+4 district represented in congress by Rep. Matt Cartwight (D).

Robert Ames- District Winner

George Blauer- Trump

Ronald Boltz-#NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Carolyn Bonkoski- Trump

Mary Beth Dougherty -#NeverTrump endorsed

Thersea Gaffney- Trump

George Halcovage- District Winner/Cruz endorsed

Charles Kirkwood- Uncommitted

Gloria Snover- Trump

Teresa Villano- Trump

Thomas Whitehead-District winner & endorsed by Kasich PAC

Joel Underwood (write-in)- #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district: Greene County, Washington County, Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties based R+10 district represented in congress by Rep. Tim Murphy(R).

Scott Avolio- District Winner

Justin Deplato- Trump

Charles Konkus- Trump leaning

James Means- #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

Sue Ann Means- #NeverTrump & Cruz endorsed

John Petrarca- Trump

Albert Quaye- #NeverTrump endorsed

Richard Saccone- District Winner/Cruz endorsed; PA state Rep

Mary Silvis- District Winner

Virginia Stern- District Winner

Thomas Uram- Trump

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  • hfcon April 25, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Got in touch with some of the delegate candidates in my district (PA-02). One new detail: Cohen is almost certainly a #neverTrumper but uncommitted in terms of who else he’d support.

    Tucker and Havey have not responded. Havey has indicated that she’ll vote for the winner of the district. Given that polls of Philly have shown Trump going above 50% in some cases (although the 2nd district includes some of the Main Line too where Kasich might do better and excludes the Trump-friendly Northeast), I’m not willing to take the risk of voting for Havey. Tucker has been circumspect in what he’ll do, but I did see some Trump supporters venting on Reddit and Twitter about Tucker not being nice to them when they called his phone number, so perhaps that’s a positive sign.

    Gassa is clearly committed to Cruz, so I’ll be voting for her and Cohen only unless I hear something new from Tucker and Havey.


  • krazen1211 April 25, 2016 at 5:44 pm


    How did #NeverTrump pick delegates when there were more than 3 possible options?

    I wonder if Shuster should be on the list. He’s a corrupt guy perhaps, but at least you could hold him accountable if he goes Trump. Same logic as Costello.

  • oldfashionedbrat April 25, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    So I have a cousin who lives in PA-8, and he was wondering the best way to strategically vote against Trump in this district. Any opinions on that?

    • Izengabe April 25, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      PA-8 is an easy one to vote against Trump in. Vote for:
      Gene DiGirolamo
      Deborah Evangelou
      Marguerite Quinn

      All other delegate candidate in PA-8 are either Trump or district winner supporters with Trump tendencies.

      Follow me on Twitter: @Izengabe_

      • oldfashionedbrat April 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm

        That’s right, my bad. I was thinking it actually mattered as to which Presidential candidate wins the district (probably Trump) and which one would most likely come in second, but I suppose the statewide vote is all that matters for that.

  • w920us April 25, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Sadly, no choice for me in the 1st CD.

    R, South Philly, 47, Gay, WFU Alum
    #TrumpVoter #NeverHillary

    • Izengabe April 25, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      But your vote is still important. PA-1 candidates have pledged to support winner of the district. Voting for the candidate most likely to win PA-1 matters.

      Follow me on Twitter: @Izengabe_

      • rdw72777 April 26, 2016 at 11:19 am

        Exactly, I mean I guess if you knew the delegate it might matter but having 3 people all of whom are supporting the district winner is probably how it should be and is certainly how it is in a normal primary.

  • w920us April 25, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Oh of course. I’ll still be voting Kasich tomorrow.
    Also who actually tabulates the totals by CD. I’m not sure the state has ever done that.

    R, South Philly, 47, Gay, WFU Alum
    #TrumpVoter #NeverHillary

    • Jon April 25, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      For New York, there was an AP by Congressional District page that was kept up to date.
      But there’s also Wisconsin, which had a similar page by the AP, only it appeared that split counties weren’t included on election night.

      Greenpapers for PA – R will track the loophole delegate election.

      On the D side, PA does need to report by CD to the DNC as PA on the D side is dividing each CD proportionally.

      In the event that neither PA state site nor AP is reporting by CD, it’s possible to get it by going into each and every county’s detail of each voting precinct. You’d then need to know which voting precincts are in which CD. They’ll be plenty of time for any delegate who was serious about following the winner of his CD to find out before the convention.

      45, M, MO-02

  • Izengabe April 25, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Updated official Cruz delegate list:

    Follow me on Twitter: @Izengabe_

    • Ryan_in_SEPA April 26, 2016 at 5:47 am

      Excellent to see one of my county commissioners join Team Cruz in PA-6.

      31, PA-6, fiscally conservative communitarian, Giant Meteor 2020 - Just End It Already!

      • Izengabe April 26, 2016 at 7:19 am

        Not sure if it’s on team Cruz or team Cruz just recommending a vote. The Werts are 100% for Cruz

        Follow me on Twitter: @Izengabe_

        • Ryan_in_SEPA April 26, 2016 at 8:46 am

          Kichline is a long time Toomey backer (I think she backed him in the 2004 run) so I am not surprised. I had her pegged as one of the two most likely to win a spot as she is a Chester County commissioner and Chester County makes up a plurality of the district.

          31, PA-6, fiscally conservative communitarian, Giant Meteor 2020 - Just End It Already!

  • Izengabe April 26, 2016 at 10:16 am

    I’m watching PA-9. It will be interesting to see how Shuster does in the delegate race vs his primary.

    Follow me on Twitter: @Izengabe_

  • rdw72777 April 26, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Love the info, especially political backgrounds.

    FYI Marc Scaringi, potential Trump delegate in PA-4, was a candidate for US Sen in the GOP primary in 2012, getting 6.8% in the primary and finishing 5th of 5 Republicans. He was also a former aide to Santorum.

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