Dauphin County 2019 Election Guide


On November 5th in Dauphin County, two county commissioner seats and the PA Superior Court are on the countywide ballot.

Winning those seats could transform the county for years to come! Our county commissioners will play a key role in cleaning up our waterways, fixing local schools, and reforming county government. And we need to flip the Superior Court to extend equal justice to all people.

Every election matters, and we’re urging the Democrats of Dauphin not only to vote, but to support our Democratic candidates every day until Election Day. Here’s who you’ll see on the ballot in countywide races this November and how to help them win.

Who’s on the Ballot

Pennsylvania Superior Court

Thousands rely on Pennsylvania courts for a fair shot in the era of mass incarceration, anti-union litigation, and GOP gerrymandering. We must ensure the Superior Court—our state’s second highest circuit—consists of judges who work for the people!

Amanda Green-Hawkins

Amanda Green-Hawkins grew up in a working-class union family. When she began her law career, she had the option to take a job at a high-powered law firm, but she chose to fight for workers instead.

For nearly twenty years, Amanda has defended workers’ rights in court as counsel for United Steelworkers. Now, she wants to fight for women and workers from the other side of the bench.

Dan McCaffery

Judge Dan McCaffery grew up in working-class Philadelphia and has spent all his adult life serving the people.

Currently, Judge McCaffery serves on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in one of the country’s busiest trial divisions. His record is one of sterling integrity and fairness, and he’s the only candidate, in any party, Highly Recommended by the PA Bar Association.

For Retention: Judge Anne Lazarus

A third Superior Court candidate, Judge Anne Lazarus, is eligible for retention on the circuit this November. Democrats should vote “Yes” on Judge Lazarus’ retention vote.

County Commissioners

Dauphin County Commissioners are each elected to four year terms. If we win these seats, we’ll be in control of a number of key local issues, including public education oversight and local resource management.

Diane Bowman

Diane is a former Susquehanna Township commissioner and and had worked as an auditor for the Department of the Auditor General. She is a longtime community advocate. 

George Hardwick

With a history of working hard for his community, George is always looking for ways to help the lives of the county’s residents. 

From new housing projects and a deliberate focus on cultural inclusion to coping with mental illness in prison, and the opioid epidemic, George has pushed hard for ideas and innovations that transform lives –and he has succeeded. 

Making a Plan to Vote

Election Day 2019 is Tuesday, November 5th, and polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Make note of these key deadlines so your voice can be heard.

Voter Registration
October 7, 2019

Absentee Ballot Request
October 29, 2019

Absentee Ballot Submittal
November 1, 2019 | 5:00 PM


For any other voting questions or support, please visit the PA Dems Voting Center!

How to Help Dems Win

The PA Democratic Party and the Dauphin County Democratic Committee are organizing voters across the region in support of Dauphin Democratic candidates. Your support is invaluable to that mission.

Volunteers are needed to knock doors, make phone calls, and help register voters! We also welcome donations to power our volunteer-led field campaign.