Pennsylvania Democratic Party Announces Candidate For Special Election In Senate District 33

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party has nominated Sarah Hammond as the Democratic Party’s candidate for the special election in the 33rd Senate District which will be held on May 21, 2019.

State Party Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills released the following statement:

“The people of Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and York counties deserve a senator who will fight for them. That’s why I am so proud that we have nominated Sarah Hammond to run for Senate District 33. We need an ally in the State Senate who will fight for our values, like raising the minimum wage, defending working Pennsylvanians, and fighting for health care. With Sarah in the Senate, we will have that ally. We are going to work to win this seat on May 21st.”



Sarah Hammond is a working-class Hanover, PA, native who understands the dignity of work. She currently the Director of Community Development at the Borough of Spring Grove, where she has managed zoning, land development, permitting, and all the necessary aspects of effectively running a borough alongside the Borough Council in local government. She is a graduate of Slippery Rock University and a former hat embroidery machine operator at Legacy Athletic back in her hometown of Hanover. She understands the struggle of those who are trying to get into the middle class. As a millennial, she does not take work for granted. She is running for state senate to respect the dignity of work that people live and that we expect our elected officials to understand.


The Pennsylvania Democratic Party, in conjunction with the Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and York county Democratic committees, held the convention to recommend a state senatorial candidate for the 33rd District to the Pennsylvania Democratic Executive Committee. The Party’s Executive Committee then voted to nominate Hammond as the candidate.

To view the finalized rules & procedures the PA Dems followed to nominate a candidate to fill the vacancy in the 33rd Senatorial District, click here.