The Democratic voters made their choices in the May primary, and we are proud to support these candidates on the November ballot.
All of Beaver County is within Congressional District 17. To find your PA House District click here.
Josh Shapiro, Governor
Josh Shapiro is the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Governor. He was raised in Montogomery County, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Rochester, where he majored in Political Science. After graduating college, Shapiro worked as a legislative assistant to Senator Carl Levin and then as a senior advisor to Congressman Peter Deutsch and Senator Robert Torricelli. During his time in DC, he earned a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center.
In 2016, Josh successfully ran to be Pennsylvania’s Attorney General. In January 2021, Josh was sworn in for his second term as Attorney General.
A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and as chairman of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.
For more information, visit: https://joshshapiro.org/
Austin Davis, Lieutenant Governor
Austin Davis is the Democratic State Representative currently representing the 35th District of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
He attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a degree in Political Science.
In 2014, Davis became the youngest and the first black vice chair at the Allegheny County Democratic Committee.
Davis ran for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 35th District in a 2018 special election, where he became the first African American to serve as State Representative for the district.
Davis has served on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, The Consortium for Public Education, Communities in Schools of Pittsburgh, Auberle, Adonai Center for Black Males, Small Seeds Development, and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School.
Click Here for more information: https://joshshapiro.org/austin/
John Fetterman, Senate
John grew up in York, PA, and followed his father’s footsteps to Albright College, where he played offensive tackle for the Lions. He went on to earn a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
In 2005, encouraged by his students, John ran for mayor. He managed to win the crowded primary by a single vote. In his 13 years as mayor, John worked to rebuild his community, creating jobs, getting youth engaged, and bringing creative urban policy solutions to Braddock.
Two years later, in 2018, John ran to be Pennsylvania’s Lieutenant Governor, and this time dominated across the commonwealth, winning a five-way Democratic primary and a commanding victory in the general election.
Click Here for More Information: https://johnfetterman.com/meet/johns-story/
Chris Deluzio, Congress District 17
Chris is a Pittsburgh native, Iraq War veteran, US Naval Academy graduate, and voting rights attorney.
Chris received a Bachelor of Science degree with merit from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. Following graduation from the Naval Academy, he was commissioned as an active-duty surface warfare officer in the US Navy.
After returning from Iraq, Chris received his law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown Law and clerked for a federal judge. Chris went on to work at the Brennan Center for Justice on the Voting Rights and Election Security teams. In Chris’s latest work with Pitt Cyber, he has focused on voting rights, election security, and the intersection of technology and civil rights.
Chris’s volunteer efforts have included work with the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, pro bono legal assistance with the Veterans Consortium and for indigent tenants in Allegheny County, and service as a Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officer (mentoring and interviewing applicants to the Academy).
Rob Matzie, State Representative
Rep. Robert F. “Rob” Matzie is a lifelong resident of Ambridge and a graduate of Ambridge Area High School. He is the candidate for PA House District 16. Rob received an associate degree in high technology communications from the Community College of Beaver County and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications from Point Park University.
Prior to his election to the House in 2008, Matzie worked as a state Senate staff member for 14 years, served as mayor of Ambridge, and was elected to the Democratic State Committee to represent Beaver County.
During his tenure in the legislature, Matzie has served on House committees such as Commerce, Consumer Affairs, Gaming Oversight, Health, Local Government, Policy, Tourism, and Recreational Development, Insurance, and Transportation. In January 2019, he was named the Democratic chairman of the powerful House Consumer Affairs Committee.
Click here for more information: www.robmatzie.com
Bruce Carper, State Representative
Bruce Carper was born in Beaver and raised in Beaver Falls. He is the candidate for the 14th PA House District. Bruce is a graduate of Big Beaver Falls Senior High. He has lived in New Brighton for about five years and is currently a customer service agent.
Tired of the empty promises from our government, Bruce is running to bring solutions for various problems to the table by listening to his constituents. Bruce is running because he truly believes we need representatives at the State Capitol who will not only listen to the experiences of their constituents but who have also lived through those experiences.
Let’s Bridge the Gap Together!
For more information, visit Bruce’s Facebook page