2024 Democratic Candidates
Meet the endorsed TTDems slate for 2024! The 2024 Democratic Primary will take place on Tuesday, April 23. Check your voter registration and request your mail-in ballot now at http://iwillvote.com/pa.
President & Vice President of the United States
President Joe Biden
A Lifetime of Service:
President Joe Biden has dedicated his life to public service, advocating for the values that make America strong – equality, justice, and opportunity for all. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and raised in Delaware, Biden entered politics with a commitment to building a better, more inclusive nation.
A Stalwart Leader:
With decades of experience in public office, including six terms in the United States Senate, Joe Biden served as Vice President under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017. During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in crafting and implementing policies that revitalized the economy, expanded access to healthcare, and strengthened America’s standing on the global stage.
Guided by Compassion:
Known for his empathy and compassion, President Biden has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of the challenges faced by everyday Americans. From advocating for affordable healthcare to championing initiatives to combat climate change, he remains steadfast in his commitment to creating a nation that works for everyone.
Vice President Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris has shattered numerous glass ceilings throughout her career. As the first woman, first Black woman, and first Asian-American woman to serve as Vice President, Harris brings a historic perspective to the highest levels of government.
A Prosecutor for the People:
Before her historic election as Vice President, Kamala Harris served as California’s Attorney General and later as a United States Senator. Her commitment to justice and equality has been a driving force behind her work, advocating for criminal justice reform, affordable healthcare, and access to quality education.
Vice President Harris is a strong advocate for unity and collaboration. She brings a unique perspective to the administration, working to bridge divides and create a more united nation. Her leadership is marked by a dedication to addressing the pressing issues of our time with pragmatism and compassion.
Together for America
As a team, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are dedicated to building on the progress of their first term. From combating the ongoing challenges posed by the global pandemic to addressing systemic issues like climate change and income inequality, their joint leadership promises a future where every American has the opportunity to thrive.
Join us in supporting the Biden-Harris ticket for a stronger, more united America.
United States Senator
Bob Casey was raised to believe that “all public service is a trust, given in faith and accepted in honor,” and he has brought that to every office he has held, including Pennsylvania Auditor General, State Treasurer, and U.S. Senator. In Harrisburg, Bob Casey compiled a record that focused on making government more accountable and responsive to the needs of Pennsylvanians. He has been a fiscal watchdog who made nursing homes safer, child care more affordable and government more accountable. He led the fight to reform Megan’s Law to better protect Pennsylvania children and communities.
Since he was elected to the United States Senate in 2006, Bob Casey has worked to create family-sustaining jobs and foster financial security for Pennsylvania families; protect our children and invest in their futures; ensure safety at home and respect for America abroad; promote honesty and accountability in government; preserve the dignity of the vulnerable of all ages among us; and advocate for his constituents and help them solve problems they face.
As a United States Senator, Bob Casey has established a long record of results on behalf of the people of Pennsylvania. He was the prime Senate sponsor of landmark legislation for individuals with disabilities, the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE), which allows millions of families across the United States to save for the long-term care of their loved ones with disabilities in a tax-advantaged savings account. As concerns arose across the nation about the dangers of campus sexual assault, Senator Casey took action and passed into law the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE), which outlines steps schools can take to educate students and help prevent sexual assault, requires uniform reporting standards for sexual assaults on college campuses and requires schools to provide clear guidelines to students on their sexual assault policies.
From legislation to crack down on terrorists’ financing, to a law that makes it easier for small businesses to expand, Senator Casey has passed into law a wide range of measures to keep Americans safe and financially secure. He is committed to raising wages and creating and retaining jobs across Pennsylvania. A tireless advocate for middle-class families, workers, and seniors, Bob Casey is a voice for those who are threatened by Congressional Republicans’ recent attempts to give tax cuts to the ultra-rich and to undermine Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Representative in Congress
Chrissy Houlahan, a third-generation military veteran, proudly represents Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District. Raised by a Holocaust survivor and career naval officer, Chrissy learned the values of duty and sacrifice early on.
An engineering graduate from Stanford with an ROTC scholarship, Chrissy later earned an M.S. in Technology and Policy from MIT. Her military service includes three active years and 13 in the Inactive Reserve, reaching the rank of Captain in the USAFR.
Beyond the military, Chrissy excelled in business as the COO of AND1 Basketball and the Founding COO of B-Lab. Committed to education, she taught chemistry in North Philadelphia and later served as President of Springboard Collaborative, focusing on early childhood literacy.
A devoted mother to Molly and Carly, Chrissy, alongside her husband Bart, resides in Devon. As the first woman elected to her district and the first Democrat since the Civil War, she is a trailblazer in Congress, serving on the House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees. Chrissy Houlahan’s diverse background and unwavering commitment make her a dedicated advocate for her constituents.
Meet Jack Stollsteimer, a dynamic force in the pursuit of justice and safety, whose unwavering commitment to Democratic values has shaped a remarkable career. Born into a hardworking, union family—his father Fred, a U.S. Army veteran and member of the United Transportation Union (UTU), and his mother Henrietta, an immigrant survivor of a Nazi slave labor camp—Jack’s Democratic principles were instilled early in the heart of Delaware County.
Residing in Havertown with his wife Judi and children, John and Sarah, Jack embodies the Democratic ethos of community, inclusivity, and advocacy for all.
A Life Committed to Democratic Ideals:
In 2000, Jack emerged as a legal trailblazer, graduating from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. As an Assistant Delaware County District Attorney, he passionately prosecuted criminals, exemplifying the core tenets of the Democratic Party.
In 2002, Jack joined the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney. Leading a gun violence task force focused on Philadelphia’s vulnerable neighborhoods, he addressed the root causes of crime, embodying Democratic values for lasting community safety.
Governor Edward G. Rendell acknowledged Jack’s dedication to safety in 2006, appointing him as Pennsylvania’s Safe Schools Advocate. In this role, Jack enhanced policies within the Philadelphia school district, advocating for the safety of children and teachers and championing Democratic principles in education.
The pinnacle came in 2019 when Jack made history as the first Democrat elected District Attorney for Delaware County, reflecting the community’s trust in him and signaling a Democratic vision for a fair legal system.
Today, Jack Stollsteimer continues to champion Democratic ideals, fighting for justice and working towards safer communities in Pennsylvania. Inspired by his family’s legacy and fueled by his unwavering Democratic convictions, Jack invites you to join him in the ongoing struggle for a secure and thriving future. Together, let’s build a Democratic Pennsylvania that stands as a beacon of equality, justice, and prosperity for all.
Representative Malcolm Kenyatta is a third-generation North Philadelphia native, thought leader, and legislator, currently serving in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. He earned a B.A. in Public Communications and a minor in Political Science from Temple University, a M.S. in Strategic and Digital Communications from Drexel University and completed the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executives in State and Local Government program.
Representative Kenyatta is a barrier-breaking public figure, becoming the first openly LGBTQ+ person of color and one of the youngest members elected to the PA General Assembly in 2018. In 2022, he became the first openly LGBTQ+ person of color to run for the U.S. Senate in American history.
Representative Kenyatta has been a vocal proponent of protecting workers’ rights, enacting common-sense gun safety policies, and rooting out government corruption and waste. He has multiple legislative leadership roles: member of the powerful State Government Committee with oversight on state agencies and elections, Minority Chair of the Subcommittee on Campaign Finance and Elections, Minority Chair of Automation and Technology in the Committee on Commerce, and a member of the Finance Committee. Since elected, he has additionally served on Governor Tom Wolf’s Suicide Prevention Task Force, and he has been a member of the Philadelphia Delegation leadership team.
His political career and life have been the subject of two documentaries: an award-winning short, Going Forward and an Al Roker (Today Show)-produced feature length film, Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn. He lives in North Philadelphia with his husband Dr. Matthew Kenyatta and their dog Cleo.
State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro is a candidate for the position of PA State Treasurer, driven by a lifelong commitment to advocacy and public service.
Born into a family known for its resilience and tenacity, Bizzarro faced a significant health challenge in his childhood when diagnosed with Leukemia. Despite initial grim predictions from doctors, his parents fought relentlessly for his well-being, ultimately succeeding in overcoming the odds. Having undergone two years of experimental treatments as a child in a Buffalo hospital, Bizzarro emerged victorious over cancer and is now cancer-free.
Drawing inspiration from his family’s ethos of resilience, Bizzarro recognized the struggles faced by fellow Pennsylvanians during his upbringing in Erie. Observing a gap in political representation and government assistance, he embarked on a path of public service, complemented by the pursuit of a Master’s Degree in Public Service.
Throughout his career in public service, Bizzarro has remained dedicated to prioritizing the needs of the people and combating extreme agendas, politicians, and special interests that may negatively impact them. His legislative initiatives include proposals to enhance veteran services, senior citizen services, animal rights, voting rights, first-time home buying assistance, and healthcare. He is a staunch supporter of police, fire, and medical first responders, and a vocal advocate for working people and labor unions, championing safer working conditions and fair compensation with benefits.
In his bid for the role of State Treasurer, Bizzarro emphasizes his commitment to safeguarding the interests of Pennsylvanians. His platform focuses on protecting the state’s assets, pensions, and essential programs that positively impact its residents. Bizzarro articulates his vision for a State Treasurer’s office that prioritizes the people over any extreme agenda, positioning himself as the candidate dedicated to serving the public.
With the support of the community, Bizzarro aspires to become a State Treasurer who tirelessly fights for the well-being and prosperity of all Pennsylvanians.
An Environmental Champion. An Educator. A Community Leader. A Trusted Public Servant. A Friend You Can Count On.
Throughout her career, Carolyn has embraced all of those roles and more.
As State Senator for Pennsylvania’s 19th District, she is working to support strong public schools, a clean environment, affordable healthcare, renewable energy, economic growth, and safe, welcoming communities where we all have an opportunity to thrive.
In the Senate, Carolyn serves as minority chair of the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and on the Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Aging and Youth, Education, and Local Government Committees. Before that, Carolyn served two terms, beginning in 2016, as State Representative for the 156th Legislative District. But she is perhaps most well known for being the first woman and first bipartisan-elected mayor of West Chester, a position she was elected to in 2010 after serving two terms on West Chester Borough Council.
To all her roles, Carolyn brings the perspective of an educator, a small business owner, a mother and a grandmother, and a neighbor who cares.
Melissa Shusterman is a small business owner, wife and mother who was elected State Representative for Pennsylvania’s 157th District in 2018. Raised in Easttown, Melissa graduated from Conestoga High School in 1985, Lafayette College in 1989, then graduate school at American University in 1993.
Melissa began her campaign for the 157th District, in 2017. She was prompted to run by the old boys’ club and special interests that control Harrisburg and prevent progress on important issues in Pennsylvania from being addressed. Her slogan was “Common Sense Before Politics”. Melissa campaigned on government transparency and accountability, education equity, environmental sustainability, and gun control reform. Over the course of the campaign, Melissa knocked on tens of thousands of doors, and gained recognition and support across the county, state, and country. In November 2018, Melissa was elected to office, defeating a four-term Republican incumbent by over 4,000 votes. She was elected in a historic year for women in Pennsylvania, with women increasing their share of representation in the Pennsylvania House and Senate. She was reelected in 2020 and 2022 and is now serving for her third term.
Before running for office, Melissa worked in the video production industry. She worked for large networks like Food Network, VH1, and HGTV before returning to Pennsylvania to raise her son as a single mother. There, she started her own successful business, a video production company. Melissa’s business experience gives her a unique perspective in the legislature. Family includes husband Hans Mueller and son, Paris T. Shusterfallou.
In the legislature, Melissa serves on the Health, Judiciary, Chair of the Family Law Subcommittee, Rules & State Government Committees and Transportation. She is co-chair of both the Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Caucus and the Animal Protection Caucus.