PRIMARY 2022 ENDORSEMENTS
AND BALLOT RECOMMENDATIONS
PA GOVERNOR: JOSH SHAPIRO PA LT GOVERNOR: BRIAN SIMS
U.S. SENATE: MALCOLM KENYATTA PA SENATE 4: ART HAYWOOD
PA SENATE 8: PAUL PRESCOD PA HOUSE 10: CASS GREEN
PA HOUSE 177: JOE HOHENSTEIN PA HOUSE 184: ELIZABETH FIEDLER
PA HOUSE 188: RICK KRAJEWSKI PA HOUSE 190: RONI GREEN
PA HOUSE 194: TARIK KHAN PA HOUSE 200: CHRIS RABB
PA HOUSE 201: ANDRE CARROLL
We recommend voting “YES” on all four ballot questions:
1. Increase the number of mayoral appointees to the Zoning Board of Adjustment from five to seven
2. Remove all gender-based references in the Charter
3. Remove all gender-based references in the Educational Supplement to the Charter
4. Establish the Fair Housing Commission as an independent commission to adjudicate unfair rental practices and issues concerning landlord and tenant relationships.
Our Endorsement Process
We begin in the late Fall before a Primary election to find out who has declared candidacy for key state and local elections. We have sometimes encouraged individuals to run for office.
We present all candidates with a lengthy questionnaire tailored to the office, current issues and our policy initiatives.
After reviewing candidate responses, we invite each applicant to meet with small groups of our knowledgeable senior members to explain their responses and why we should endorse them.
On occasion we will sponsor candidate forums to allow a larger audience to hear from the candidates directly.
After meeting all applicants for endorsement, our interviewer groups pool their notes, discuss what they have learned from the written and in-person responses and make a presentation to the Steering Committee.
The Steering Committee will then send endorsement recommendations via the internet to our members along with the materials submitted by the candidates.
The membership then votes on a slate
After tallying the vote, we inform the candidates and the public of our endorsement.