Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 is primary election day in Pittsburgh. Most of the registered voters in Pittsburgh are democrats (I have been trying to find the exact percentage of Pittsburgh voters who are registered as democrats, but I have yet to find that statistic). As a result, most of the elections in the City of Pittsburgh are determined in the Primary election. If you want to be able to vote for these candidates in the the primary election, you will need to be registered as a democrat. Voters who are registered as Republican, Independent or any other party can still vote in the Primary election, but there are very few candidates in the City of Pittsburgh who don’t run as democrats.
Please remind your friends, family and neighbors to vote. Voter turnout for the 2014 Primary Election in Allegheny County was 20.46% for the Democrats and 10.65% for the Republicans.
Twitter Accounts for Candidates on the Ballot
Here is a list of all of the candidates who are on the ballot and have twitter accounts. If you know of a candidate who is missing, please leave a comment below and we will update the list.
|Running For||Name||Twitter Account||# of Followers
|Pittsburgh City Council District 1||Darlene Harris||@Darlene4PGH||531|
|Pittsburgh City Council District 1||Randy Zotter||@RZotter||107|
|Pittsburgh City Council District 3||Bruce Kraus||@BruceKraus||2320|
|Pittsburgh City Council District 5||Kimberly Kaplan||@TeamKaplan2015||25|
|Pittsburgh City Council District 5||Corey O’Connor||@CoreyOConnorPGH||2424|
|Pittsburgh City Council District 7||Deb Gross||@DebGrossPGH||1674|
|Pittsburgh City Council District 7||Latasha Mayes||@duxfemfac||858|
|Pittsburgh City Council District 9||Rev. Ricky Burgess||
(has not posted since 2010)
|Pittsburgh City Council District 9||Judith Ginyard||@Ginyard4Council||45|
|Pittsburgh City Controller||Michael Lamb||@ControllerLamb||1330|
|Pittsburgh City Controller||Natalia Rudiak||@NataliaRudiak||5083|
|Allegheny County Controller||Mark Patrick Flaherty||@Flaherty2015||148|
|Allegheny County Controller||Chelsa Wagner||@ChelsaWagner||1169|
|Pittsburgh School Board District 4||Kirk Burkley||
|Pittsburgh School Board District 4||Lynda Wrenn||@LyndaWrenn||115|
A Twitter list of all of the candidates is available here.
Looking for a list of all of the candidates? Check out our google doc of candidates, websites, Facebook pages etc. here – feel free to add more information to this spreadsheet.
Invite Your Friends to Vote on Facebook
Remind your friends that Tuesday is election day by inviting them to the VotePGH Primary Election Day Facebook event here.