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
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.
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
These representatives have announced they will not run for reelection.
- Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne (Jan. 13, 2022)
- Rep. Curt Sonney, R-Erie (Jan. 11, 2022)
- Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler (Jan. 4, 2022)
- Rep. Dave Hickernell, R-Lancaster (Dec. 20, 2021)
- Rep. David Millard, R-Columbia (Dec. 18, 2021)
- Rep. Michael Peifer, R-Pike (Dec. 16, 2021)
- Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia (April 23, 2021, running for lieutenant governor)
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.)
These senators have announced they will not run for reelection.
- Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre (Dec. 13, 2021, running for governor)
- Sen. Bob Mensch, R-Montgomery (Oct. 14, 2021)
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