2017 Primary Voter’s Guide

KEY:

Endorsed: Candidate endorsed by Planned Parenthood PA Advocates & PAC
Supports: Candidate supports access to safe, legal abortion or to family planning and reproductive health services
Opposes: Candidate opposes access to safe, legal abortion or to family planning and reproductive health services
No Questionnaire: Candidate did not return our questionnaire
(NQ): Candidate did not return our questionnaire, but position has been identified through media reports, public statements, or legislative record
Unknown: Candidate has conflicting endorsements and/or public position statements

SUPREME COURT

The Supreme Court is a statewide, 7 seat court. Voters may vote for one candidate who will serve a ten-year term. The Supreme Court handles direct and discretionary appeals from lower courts.

Party Name Position on
Reproductive Health
Dem Dwayne Woodruff No Questionnaire
Rep Sallie Mundy Opposes (NQ)

COMMONWEALTH COURT

The Commonwealth Court is a statewide, 9 seat court. Voters may vote for two candidates who will serve a ten-year term. Commonwealth Court handles issues related to governmental bodies and agencies, including serving as the trial court for lawsuits in which the state is a party

Party Name Position on
Reproductive Health
Dem Ellen Ceisler Supports
Dem Todd Eagen Supports
Dem Irene M. Clark Supports
Dem Joe Cosgrove Supports
Dem Timothy Barry No Questionnaire
Dem  Bryan Barbin Opposes (NQ)
Rep Paul Lalley Opposes (NQ)
Rep Christine Fizzano Cannon No Questionnaire

SUPERIOR COURT

The Superior Court is a statewide, 15 seat court. Voters may vote for four candidates who will serve a ten-year term. Superior Court handles civil and criminal appeals from lower courts.

Party Name Position on
Reproductive Health
Dem Debbie Kunselman Supports
Dem Maria McLaughlin Supports
Dem Geoff Moulton Supports
Dem Carolyn H. Nichols Supports
Dem Bill Caye No Questionnaire
Rep Emil Giordano Opposed (NQ)
Rep Wade A. Kagarise Opposed (NQ)
Rep Mary Murray Opposed (NQ)
Rep Paula A. Patrick No Questionnaire
Rep Craig Stedman No Questionnaire

 

PITTSBURGH MAYOR

Party Name Status Position on
Reproductive Health
D Bill Peduto Incumbent Supports
D Darlene Harris Challenger Opposes (NQ)
D John Welch Challenger Opposes (NQ)

 

ALLEGHENY COUNTY COUNCIL

District Party Name Position on
Reproductive Health
1 Rep Tom Baker No Questionnaire
3 Dem Anita Prizio Supports
3 Rep Edward Kress Opposes
4 Dem Patrick Catena Jr. No Questionnaire
8 Dem Charles Martoni No Questionnaire
8 Rep Michael Dell No Questionnaire
9 Dem Bob Macey No Questionnaire
12 Dem Jim Ellenbogen Unknown
12 Dem Robert J. Palmosina No Questionnaire

 

PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL

District Party Name Position on
Reproductive Health
2 Dem Theresa Kail-Smith Supports
4 Dem Ashleigh Deemer Supports
4 Dem Anthony Coghill Supports
4 Rep Cletus Cibrone-Abate No Questionnaire
6 Dem R. Daniel Lavelle Supports
8 Dem Daniel Gilman Supports