2020 Pennsylvania Senate election

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All odd-numbered seats in the Pennsylvania State Senate
26 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Joe Scarnati.jpg Jay Costa 2018.png
Leader Joe Scarnati Jay Costa
Party Republican Democratic
Leader since December 2006[1] January 4, 2011
Leader's seat 25th 43rd
Seats before TBD TBD
Seats won TBD TBD
Seat change TBD TBD
Popular vote TBD TBD
Percentage TBD TBD

President Pro Tempore before election

Joe Scarnati

Elected President Pro Tempore


The 2020 elections for the Pennsylvania State Senate are to be held on November 3, 2020, with 25 of 50 districts being contested. Primary elections are to be held on April 28, 2020.[2] The term of office for those elected in 2020 will begin when the Senate convenes in January 2021. Pennsylvania State Senators are elected for four-year terms, with half of the seats up for election every two years.[3]

A special election is to be held on January 14, 2020, to determine the next state senator for the 48th district after Mike Folmer's resignation in September 2019.[4]

Republicans have controlled the chamber since the 1994 election (25 years).


Affiliation Candidates Votes Vote % Seats Won Seats After
Republican TBD
Democratic TBD
Green TBD
Libertarian TBD
Total TBD 100% 25 50


District Party Incumbent Status Party Candidate Votes %
1 Democratic Larry Farnese TBD N/A
3 Democratic Sharif Street TBD N/A
5 Democratic John Sabatina TBD Democratic
7 Democratic Vincent Hughes TBD N/A
9 Republican Thomas Killion TBD Republican
11 Democratic Judy Schwank TBD N/A
13 Republican Scott Martin TBD Republican
15 Republican John DiSanto TBD Republican
17 Democratic Daylin Leach TBD Democratic
19 Democratic Andy Dinniman TBD Democratic
21 Republican Scott Hutchinson TBD N/A
23 Republican Gene Yaw TBD N/A
25 Republican Joe Scarnati TBD Republican
27 Republican John Gordner TBD N/A
29 Republican Dave Argall TBD N/A
31 Republican Mike Regan TBD Republican
33 Republican Doug Mastriano TBD N/A
35 Republican Wayne Langerholc TBD Republican
37 Democratic Pam Iovino TBD Republican
39 Republican Kim Ward TBD N/A
41 Republican Joe Pittman TBD Republican
43 Democratic Jay Costa TBD N/A
45 Democratic Jim Brewster TBD N/A
47 Republican Elder Vogel TBD N/A
49 Republican Dan Laughlin TBD Republican

Source: TBD


  1. ^ "Member Information, Joseph Scarnati". Pennsylvania State Senate. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  2. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2020". Ballotpedia. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  3. ^ Center, Legislativate Data Processing. "Members of the Senate". The official website for the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  4. ^ Kulp, Andrew; Shelly, Nora (September 25, 2019). "Mike Folmer Pa. state Senate seat: Date set for special election". Lebanon Daily News. Retrieved September 26, 2019 – via MSN.