Philadelphia’s LGBT Voting Guide for Primary Election Day

The list of Equality Pennsylvania's endorsed candidates includes two openly gay men running in Harrisburg.

Is it just me or did Primary Election Day just slip up totally unexpected? Whatever the case, it’s tomorrow (Tue., May 21) and Equality Pennsylvania has released this LGBTQ voting guide of endorsed community leaders across the state who have “all pledged to work hard to advance the policies that matter most to LGBT people.” In Harrisburg, there are two openly gay men running for office: Ben Allatt (above), who’s running for City Council, and mayoral hopeful Dan Miller (below).

There aren’t many terribly exciting elections happening here in Philly, but every office counts if we want to make some major moves on the LGBTQ civil rights front this year. Here’s the list of Equality PA-endorsed candidates, starting with here in the 215.

Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania:

  • Shoshana Bricklin – Philadelphia Municipal Court
  • Giovanni Campbell – Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
  • Inja Coates – Philadelphia Traffic Court
  • Mimi DeSouza – Norristown Municipal Council – Dist 1
  • Lori Schreiber – Abington Township Commissioner
  • Erica Weiherer – Spring City Borough Council
  • G PHILLY ADDITION: Brett Mandel – City Controller

Central Pennsylvania:

  • Ben Allatt – Harrisburg City Council
  • Anne Gingrich Cornick – Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas
  • Chris Dietz – Millersburg Borough Council
  • Dan Miller – Mayor of Harrisburg
  • Timothy Scott – Mayor of Carlisle
  • Pat Stringer – Harrisburg City Council

Lehigh Valley and Northeastern Pennsylvania:

  • Wesley Barrett – Lehigh County Commissioner – Dist 5
  • Carmen Bell – Allentown City Council
  • Geoff Brace – Lehigh County Commissioner – Dist 4
  • Bryan Callahan – Bethlehem City Council
  • John Callahan – Northampton County Executive
  • Karen Dolan – Bethlehem City Council
  • Elizabeth Randol – Mayor of Scranton
  • J. William Reynolds – Mayor of Bethlehem
  • Ernest Schlegel – Reading City Council – Dist 5

Western Pennsylvania:

  • Jeanne Clark – Pittsburgh City Council – Dist 8
  • Robert Langley – Meadville City Council
  • Natalia Rudiak – Pittsburgh City Council – Dist 4
  • Bill Peduto – Mayor of Pittsburgh

State House Special Election:

  • Kevin Schreiber – State House, 95th District

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