Here's a quick rundown of the responsibilities of the offices that will appear on your ballot in 2022:
U.S. Senate (1 of 2 Pennsylvania Senatorial Seats)
- Represent all of Pennsylvania in the United States Senate in Washington, D.C.
- Together with the U.S. House of Representatives, form the U.S. Congress, which is the Legislative Branch of the U.S. Federal Government.
- Propose, author, and vote on all federal legislation that touches upon all aspects of U.S. domestic and foreign policy.
- Provide checks and balances on the Judicial and Executive Branches of the federal government.
- Votes on all Judicial appointments, including Supreme Court Nominees.
- Incumbent: Senator Pat Toomey. Since Senator Toomey is retiring, this is widely expected to be one of the most competitive races of the 2022 election cycle.
U.S. House of Representatives (1 of 1 Pennsylvania District 5 House Seat)
- Represent all of Pennsylvania District 5 in the United States House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.
- District 5 includes all of Radnor Township and the rest of Delaware County, along with western Montgomery County, parts of South and West Philadelphia, as well as a small part of Chester County.
- Votes on all federal legislation.
- All revenue-raising bills must originate in the House rather than the Senate.
- Incumbent: Mary Gay Scanlon
Governor of Pennsylvania
- Chief executive of the state
- Commander-in-Chief of Pennsylvania National Guard
- Can approve or veto legislation from the State Assembly
- Can grant pardons
- Incumbent: Governor Tom Wolf. Governor Wolf is retiring due to term limits.
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
- Serves as President of the State Senate
- Chairs the Board of Pardons
- Serves as Governor in the event that the Governor dies, resigns, or is otherwise unable to serve
- Incumbent: Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman. Lt. Governor Fetterman is retiring to run for the U.S. Senate
Pennsylvania State Congress
Pennsylvania State Senate (1 of 1 District 17 Seat)
- Includes all of Radnor Township, along with Lower Merion, Haverford, King of Prussia, and Norristown
- Each Pennsylvania State Senator represents about 260,000 people
- Along with the Pennsylvania State House, votes on all state laws
- Power over when, where, and how Pennsylvanians vote, including redistricting, mail in rules, voter ID, and poll open & close times
- Oversight of state-owned liquor stores, including hours and locations
- Oversight over repairs to all state roads, including Rt. 30 and Rt. 320
- Sets state education standards
- Incumbent: Amanda Cappelletti
Pennsylvania State House (1 of 1 District 168 Seat)
- This will be the first time in decades that all of Radnor Township is in the same state house district (on the 2022 ballots, and effective as reprentatives January 2023). The new District 168 also includes Newtown Square, Edgmont, and Middletown Township.
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- With 203 members, we have the largest full-time State House in the country
- Each member represents about 64,000 Pennsylvanians
- Incumbent: Christopher Quinn
- Please note: Currently, Radnor is split into two districts. Residents in District 167 will continue to be represented by Incumbent Rep. Greg Vitali and those in District 165 will continue to be represented by Incumbent Rep. Jennifer O'Mara through December 2022.
There are no questions as of April 1, 2022