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Joe Biden
Candidate for President of the United States

Campaign website: JoeBiden.com

Joseph R. Biden is running for President of the United States to restore the soul and heart of America.

As a US Senator from Delaware and later as Vice President, Joe has always fought to raise the living standards of hardworking Americans. In the US Senate, he took on the NRA to reduce gun violence and led passage of the landmark Violence Against Women Act. Then, alongside President Obama, Joe helped pass the Affordable Care Act, pull us out of a recession, and launch a moonshot end cancer as we know it.

In the White House, Joe Biden will unite our country, undo the damage left by Donald Trump, and lead America towards a more equitable and democratic future.

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Kamala Harris
Candidate for Vice President of the United States

Campaign website: JoeBiden.com

Kamala Harris is running for Vice President of the United States to restore the soul and heart of America.

Since being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, Kamala has introduced and co-sponsored legislation to help the middle class, increase the minimum wage to $15, reform cash bail, and defend the legal rights of refugees and immigrants.

The first Black and Indian American woman to represent California in the United States Senate, Kamala Harris grew up believing in the promise of America and as Vice President she will fight to make sure that promise is fulfilled for all Americans.

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Josh Shapiro
Candidate for Pennsylvania Attorney General

Campaign website: JoshShapiro.org

Josh Shapiro is a father, attorney, and public servant running for his second term as Pennsylvania’s Attorney General.

In his first term as AG, Josh has restored integrity to the office while defending Pennsylvanians’ rights from attacks by massive corporations, predatory banks, and even the President of the United States. He’s staunchly defended reproductive rights, taken on institutional sexual abuse, combated the opioid epidemic, and protected PA’s rights to pure air and clean water.

Given four more years, Josh will continue putting people before powerful interests and standing up for every Pennsylvanian—no matter what they look like, who they love, or what background they come from.

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Nina Ahmad
Candidate for Pennsylvania Auditor General

Campaign website: NinaforPA.com

Dr. Nina Ahmad is running for Auditor General of Pennsylvania to ensure accountability and transparency remain in the Auditor General’s office.

As Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement in Philadelphia, Nina ushered in an era of change in the city. She helped support and improve the city’s Youth Commission, Office of Black Male Engagement, and Office of LGBTQ Affairs. She also established the Office of Engagement for Women within the Philadelphia Commission for Women.

As Auditor General, Nina will be the first Woman of Color elected to statewide office in PA, and she’ll continue fighting for others under her mantra “Leave No One Behind.”

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Joe Torsella
Candidate for Pennsylvania Treasurer
Campaign website: JoeTorsella.com

Joe Torsella is running for a second term as Pennsylvania’s Treasurer to continue advocating for the workers and families of Pennsylvania.

Since taking office in 2017, Joe has worked tirelessly to return integrity, transparency, and accountability to the Pennsylvania Treasury. He stood up to Wall Street money managers and saved taxpayers millions in the process. He also established innovative new ways to help Pennsylvanians get ahead and save for whatever life throws at them.

In Harrisburg, Joe will continue defending Pennsylvania from corruption and ensuring taxpayer dollars help the hardworking people who need it most.

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Mike Doyle
Candidate for U.S. Representative - 18th District 

Campaign website: MikeDoyleforCongress.com

Mike Doyle is currently serving his thirteenth term in Congress representing the 18th District of Pennsylvania, which includes the City of Pittsburgh and 53 other communities in Allegheny County.

His top priorities include creating jobs and revitalizing communities in the 18th District through economic development and high-tech initiatives, reforming health care, providing better public education, and establishing a comprehensive national energy strategy to curb climate change and create green jobs.

Congressman Doyle has been working aggressively on the Energy and Commerce Committee to address climate change through the development of new, more energy-efficient technology and alternative and renewable sources of energy. He has also been working hard on the Energy and Commerce Committee to restore Net Neutrality and promote the availability of reliable, affordable, high-speed broadband internet service for all Americans.

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Pam Iovino
Candidate for State Senate - 37th District

Campaign website: PamforPA.com

Pam Iovino’s life has been dedicated to public service.

After winning the Special Election to serve Pennsylvania’s 37th Senatorial District, Pam Iovino was sworn in on April 29, 2019. Pam serves as the Minority Chair on the Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee in addition to serving on Appropriations, Communications & Technology, Community Economic & Recreational Development, and Labor & Industry.

Pam is proud of her 23 year career in the United States Navy, culminating in promotion to Captain. After tours as a Missile Maintenance Officer, Manpower analyst, Network Warfare program manager, Commanding Officer assignments, and Congressional Liaison, Pam retired from the Navy. Her retirement was to assume the Senate-confirmed Presidential appointment as Assistant Secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs. As Assistant Secretary, she was the Department’s lead advocate on Capitol Hill for our nation’s 25 million veterans and their families, protecting and improving their benefits. Most recently, before being elected to the State Senate, she served as the Director of Veterans Services for Allegheny County.

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Sara-Summer Oliphant
Candidate for State Representative - 39th District
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Campaign website: SaraSummerOliphant.com

Sara-Summer Oliphant was raised in the South Hills of Pittsburgh – the daughter of a Bethel Park principal and a child development professor at the University of Pittsburgh. She was fortunate to hail from a large family, being the third of six children. Sara-Summer graduated from Mt. Lebanon in 1996 before continuing her education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa as a scholarship athlete. After experiencing health issues, Sara-Summer took time off of school, eventually landing back in Pittsburgh at Point Park University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications.

While attending Point Park, Sara-Summer met her husband, Joe. Joe currently works as a principal at a local Catholic high school. They are the proud parents of five busy and beautiful children, two dogs, two cats, and foster kittens. ​

Sara-Summer has made motherhood her full-time career while working a variety of part-time jobs to help support her family. These have included work as a freelance writer for multiple publications, Build-a-Bear Workshop, and secretarial work. These jobs have allowed her to champion a variety of causes.


In 2010 and 2015, Sara-Summer went bald with St. Baldrick’s. St. Baldrick’s Foundation raises money for pediatric cancer research by collecting pledges from participants who shave their heads. Additionally, in 2011, Sara-Summer helped organize a memorial run for a local mom killed by a driver under the influence.

Sara-Summer has served on the South Park Metro basketball board, volunteers for Pittsburgh CAT, is active in the PTO, participates yearly as a family in Amen to Action packing meals for the homeless, and is a proud member of VFW Post 6664.

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