Election 2020: Your Guide to Tuesday’s Election

Here’s a last-minute look at who’s on the ballot in Tuesday’s Election.


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Donald J. Trump – Republican (Incumbent), with running mate Mike Pence
Joe Biden – Democrat, with running mate Kamala Harris
Jo Jorgensen – Libertarian, with running mate Spike Cohen


Josh Shapiro - Democrat

Josh Shapiro – Democrat (Incumbent)

Shapiro earned his B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1995 and went on to receive his J.D. from Georgetown University Law in 2002.

Shapiro worked as a Legislative Assistant to United States Senator Carl Levin from 1995 to 1996, then worked as Senior Advisor to United States Representative Peter Deutsch from 1996 to 1998 and as Senior Advisor to Senator Robert Torricelli from 1998 to 1999. He was Chief of Staff for United States Representative Joe Hoeffel from 1999 to 2003.

Heather Heidelbaugh - Republican

Heather Heidelbaugh – Republican

Heidelbaugh earned her B.A. in Economics and Political Science, University of Missouri-Columbia and her J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.

She has worked as a trial lawyer for more than 35 years.

Richard L. Weiss - Green Party

Richard L. Weiss – Green Party

Weiss earned his B.A. University of Pittsburgh and his J.D. University of Denver LL.M. American University as well as an M.B.A. from University of Chicago.

Daniel Wassmer - Libertarian

Daniel Wassmer – Libertarian

Wassmer earned his B.A. and an M.B.A. after attending Nassau Community College, Utah State University, and Adelphi University. He obtained his J.D. from New York Law School in 1989.

His professional experience includes working as an adjunct professor, lawyer, business owner, scuba diving instructor, and artist.


Nina Ahmad - Democrat

Nina Ahmad – Democrat

Ahmad earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to running for auditor general, Ahmad was Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement in Philadelphia. She has also worked as a molecular biologist and entrepreneur. Ahmad also served as president of the Philadelphia NOW and on the board of the Philadelphia Foundation and was a member of the National Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders under President Barack Obama.

Timothy Defoor - Republican

Timothy Defoor – Republican

Defoor earned his Associates of Arts in Paralegal Studies from Harrisburg Area Community College, his Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (concentration Sociology and History) from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Master’s of Science in Project Management from Harrisburg University.

DeFoor was elected as the Dauphin County Controller in 2015. His professional experience includes working as a Special Investigator in the attorney general’s office and in the state inspector general’s office, and working as an internal auditor, quality manager, and fraud investigator for UPMC Health Plan.

Jennifer Moore - Libertarian

Jennifer Moore – Libertarian

Moore earned both her Master’s of Business Administration and her Bachelors of Business Administration-Management from Grand Valley State University.

Olivia Faison - Green Party

Olivia Faison – Green Party

Faison earned her B.A. in Biology from Queens College and her B.S. in Minority Health Careers Opportunity from University of Nebraska Medical Center.


Joe Torsella - Democrat

Joe Torsella – Democrat (Incumbent)

Torsella earned his B.A., in Economics and History from the University of Pennsylvania and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.

Torsella served as deputy mayor for policy and planning in Philadelphia from 1992 to 1993, and in 1997, he became the founding president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, a nonprofit museum in Philadelphia. He was appointed US Ambassador to the UN for Management and Reform in 2011.

Stacy L. Garrity - Republican

Stacy L. Garrity – Republican

Garrity earned her degree in finance with a minor in economics from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

She served 30 years in the military with three deployments in Iraq, was awarded the Bronze Star twice, and received the Legion of Merit before retiring from the Army Reserve with the rank of colonel. She has also worked in the private sector at a manufacturing company in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Joe Soloski - Libertarian

Joe Soloski – Libertarian

Soloski earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

He has operated his own accounting practice for over 30 years.

Timothy Runkle - Green Party

Timothy Runkle – Green Party

Runkle earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Geology from Millersville University.

His previous work experience includes working as an environmental project manager. He is EcoDistricts accredited and has been the Green Party of Pennsylvania Treasurer since 2017.


Glenn G.T. Thompson - Republican

Glenn G.T. Thompson – Republican (Incumbent)

Thompson earned his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in 1981 and his M.Ed. from Temple University in 1998.

He served as the Chairman of the Center County Republican Party from 2002-2008, the U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District from 2009-2019, and the U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District from 2019 to present.

Robert Williams - Democrat

Robert Williams – Democrat

Williams attended Fresno City College and is certified as an Adult Educator, Minister, and EMT.


Cris Dush – Republican

Dush attended Clarion State College, the University of Louisville, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Alan Hancock College, and the Community College of the Air Force.

He previously served in the US Air Force and Air National Guard. While in the US Air Force, he worked as a Law Enforcement Patrolman, Hostage Negotiator, and Anti-Terrorism Program Manager. While in the Air National Guard, he took part in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Noble Eagle. He also previously worked as a corrections officer with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. He has served as the Representative for District 66 since 2015.

Margie Brown – Democrat

Brown earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and pursued graduate classes at Saint Bonaventure University and Wilkes University.

She has worked as a communications instructor, public school teacher, and broadcast journalist.


Brian Smith – Republican

Smith attended Penn State for business and accounting.

He has worked in construction and is a small business owner. He is a past board member of nine years and past vice president of the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce and has also served on the Punxsutawney Borough council.

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