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Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Two Democrats seeking western Pa. Senate seat after Brewster announces retirement

BY: - January 11, 2024

State Rep. Nick Pisciottano and Makenzie White are seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the western Pa. seat, held by retiring state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny).

Pa. Rep. Patty Kim launches campaign for 15th Senate District seat

BY: - October 19, 2023

State Rep. Patty Kim (D-103rd District) launched her campaign for the 15th state Senate District on Thursday, and already has the backing of a long list of Pennsylvania Democrats and state labor leaders.  Kim, who was first elected to the state House in 2012, said she is “so energized by the opportunity to represent even […]

‘I really believe that this is a big year for women,’ says veteran staffer running for Erie Senate seat | 2020 Women Speak Up

BY: - March 25, 2020

This week, we talk to Julie Slomski, a Democrat running for state Senate in Erie County’s 49th Senate District. Slomski and fellow Democrat Andre Horton are vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Sen. Daniel Laughlin. Laughlin has held the seat since 2016.

Exclusive: ex-Democratic Congressional candidate George Scott is running for state Senate seat in Harrisburg

BY: - January 8, 2020

The campaign marks Scott’s return to politics since his Congressional bid, where he emerged from a crowded Democratic primary to come within two points of unseating Perry in the November general election. 

Pa. Senate committee approves bill that makes it easier for people with criminal records to get a job

BY: - October 30, 2019

The bill would prohibit the state’s 29 professional licensure boards from automatically denying licenses to anyone with a criminal record.