Pennsylvania Democratic Party Announces Candidates For PA-18 Nomination Convention

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party today announced that seven candidates filed the required petitions to be eligible to appear on the special election nomination ballot to be recommended to the Pennsylvania Democratic Executive Committee.

Interested candidates were to have delivered their petitions, signed by at least five state or county committee members within the 18th Congressional District, by 4pm on Thursday, November 9, 2017 to appear on the nominating convention ballot.

The following candidates will appear on the convention ballot:

  • Reuben Brock

  • Gina Cerilli

  • Mike Crossey

  • Pam Iovino

  • Conor Lamb

  • Keith Seewald

  • ​Bob Solomon

“We’re looking forward to an exciting and transparent process, which will enable us to pick the best candidate and give us the opportunity to win the seat in the special election,” said Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Marcel L. Groen.

The nominating convention will take place on Sunday, November 19th at Washington High School in Washington, PA. The executive committee will be called to vote immediately afterward.

For more information on the rules and processes the Pennsylvania Democratic Party will follow to nominate a candidate for the 18th Congressional District, visit