The Capital-Star’s 2022 Pa. incumbent retirement and primary tracker

The latest running tally of lawmakers retiring in 2022, or facing a primary, to come back to Harrisburg

By: - December 17, 2021 12:00 pm

Pennsylvania State Capitol Building. (Capital-Star photo by Cassie Miller.)

*Last updated 1/13/22

With 2022 on the horizon, tracking legislative turnover amid changing lines, double-bunked incumbents, and retirements is difficult. But the Capital-Star will attempt to track these potential changes over the coming months.

Reminder, the legislative maps are drafts and could change in the next 30 days. After that, there is a high likelihood of court challenges.

Still, with that said, here is the latest running tally of lawmakers retiring next year, or facing a colleague to come back to Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania House

Pa. House draft map

View the House map in closer detail here.

Republican incumbent primary elections

These Republicans in office have been drawn into districts with another Republican colleague.

  • Rep. John Hershey, R-Juniata vs. Rep. Perry Stambaugh, R-Perry
  • Rep. Jason Silvis, R-Westmoreland vs. Rep. Bob Brooks, R-Westmoreland
  • Rep. Aaron Bernstine, R-Lawrence vs. Rep. Tim Bonner, R-Mercer
  • Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-Washington vs. Rep. Mike Puskaric, R-Washington
  • Rep. Andrew Lewis, R-Dauphin vs. Rep. Joe Kerwin, R-Dauphin
  • Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-Lehigh vs. Rep. Gary Day, R-Lehigh
  • A potential seventh matchup depending on the residence of the winner of an upcoming special election in Luzerne County to replace outgoing GOP Rep. Tarah Toohil

Democratic incumbent primary elections

These Democrats in office have been drawn into districts with another Democratic colleague.

  • Rep. Pam DeLissio, D-Philadelphia vs. Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Philadelphia
  • A potential second matchup depending on the residence of the winner of an upcoming special election in Allegheny County to replace outgoing Democratic Rep. Ed Gainey

Democratic incumbent vs. Republican incumbent general elections

These two representatives, from each party, have been drawn into the same district.

  • Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene vs. Rep. Bud Cook, R-Fayette
  • Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer vs. Rep. Parke Wentling, R-Mercer
  • Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny vs. Rep. Lori Mizgorski, R-Allegheny
  • Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Allegheny vs. Rep. Carrie DelRosso, R-Allegheny

Retirements

These representatives have announced they will not run for reelection.

Pennsylvania Senate

View the Senate map in closer detail here.

Incumbent on incumbent elections

These two senators have been drawn into the same district.

  • Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Luzerne, vs. Sen. John Yudichak, I-Luzerne (Note: It’s unclear what Yudichak, a former Democrat who left the party to become an independent, will do. Since becoming an independent, he has caucused with Senate Republicans, and could theoretically run for reelection with any of those affiliations.)

Retirements

These senators have announced they will not run for reelection.

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Stephen Caruso
Stephen Caruso

Stephen Caruso is the Capital-Star's House reporter. He previously covered Pennsylvania state government for The PLS Reporter. You can reach him at 845-891-4306.

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