2020 Pennsylvania Senate election


2020 Pennsylvania Senate elections

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All odd-numbered seats in the Pennsylvania State Senate
26 seats needed for a majority
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Leader Joe Scarnati Jay Costa
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Leader since January 2, 2007 January 4, 2011
Leader's seat 25th 43rd
Current seats 28 21 1

Incumbent President Pro Tempore

Joe Scarnati

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 were held on June 2, 2020.[1] 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.[2]

A special election was held on January 14, 2020, to determine Dave Arnold as the next state senator for the 48th district after Mike Folmer's resignation in September 2019.[3][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 Lost in primary Democratic Nikil Saval
3 Democratic Sharif Street Unopposed Democratic Sharif Street
5 Democratic John Sabatina Unopposed Democratic John Sabatina
7 Democratic Vincent Hughes Unopposed Democratic Vincent Hughes
9 Republican Tom Killion Running Republican Tom Killion
Democratic Brett Burman
Democratic John Kane
11 Democratic Judy Schwank Running Democratic Judy Schwank
Republican Annette Baker
13 Republican Scott Martin Running Republican Scott Martin
Democratic Craig Lehman
Democratic Janet Temin
15 Republican John DiSanto Running Republican John DiSanto
Democratic George Scott
17 Democratic Daylin Leach Lost in primary Democratic Amanda Cappelletti
Republican Ellen Fisher
19 Democratic Andy Dinniman Retiring[5] Democratic Carolyn Comitta
Republican Kevin Runey
21 Republican Scott Hutchinson Running Republican Scott Hutchinson
Democratic Shelbie Stromyer
23 Republican Eugene Yaw Running Republican Eugene Yaw
Democratic Jaclyn Baker
25 Republican Joe Scarnati Retiring[6] Republican Cris Dush
Democratic Margaret S. Brown
27 Republican John Gordner Running Republican John Gordner
Democratic Michelle Siegel
29 Republican Dave Argall Unopposed Republican Dave Argall
31 Republican Mike Regan Running Republican Mike Regan
Democratic Shanna Danielson
Democratic Richard Coplen
33 Republican Doug Mastriano Running Republican Doug Mastriano
Democratic Richard Sterner
35 Republican Wayne Langerholc Running Republican Wayne Langerholc
Democratic Shaun Dougherty
37 Democratic Pam Iovino Running Democratic Pam Iovino
Republican Devlin Robinson
39 Republican Kim Ward Running Republican Kim Ward
Democratic Tay Waltenbaugh
41 Republican Joe Pittman Running Republican Joe Pittman
Democratic Anthony Deloreto
43 Democratic Jay Costa Running Democratic Jay Costa
45 Democratic Jim Brewster Running Democratic Jim Brewster
Republican Nicole Ziccarelli
47 Republican Elder Vogel Running Republican Elder Vogel
Democratic Stephen Krizan
49 Republican Dan Laughlin Running Republican Dan Laughlin
Democratic Julie Slomski


  1. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2020". Ballotpedia. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  2. ^ Center, Legislativate Data Processing. "Members of the Senate". The official website for the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Naylor, Sean (January 14, 2020). "Lebanon County DA Dave Arnold will be the next state senator for PA's 48th district". WPMT. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  5. ^ "Sen. Dinniman won't seek re-election, plans to retire". Daily Local News. 8 February 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  6. ^ Micek, John (12 February 2020). "Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati is not seeking re-election". Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Retrieved 5 March 2020.