Just Harvest and Pittsburgh Food Policy Council provide the following nonpartisan information about key contested races and the ballot questions in the May 18, 2021 Primary Election for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.
These are not all the candidates who will be on the ballot in Allegheny County. We invited only the candidates who:
1) will have the ability to influence hunger and poverty policy in City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County government (so state courts, local judicial, Allegheny County Sheriff, Pittsburgh Public School District Board candidates and other candidates in the 1,000+ races on ballots across Allegheny County were not invited); and
2) will be facing an opponent within their party in the upcoming primary election (i.e. the voter has a choice in party candidates).
Just Harvest and Pittsburgh Food Policy Council are non-partisan organizations; we do not endorse candidates. This information is for education only.
Vote YES on the 2021 Primary Election criminal justice ballot measures - On May 18, 2021, Pittsburgh area voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on solitary confinement and/or no-knock warrants.
2021 Primary Election: 4 Statewide and 2 Local Ballot Measures - There will be up to six questions on the ballot for Pittsburgh area voters that will affect city, county, and state policies.
2021 Primary Election: Mayor of Pittsburgh - The four Democratic candidates are incumbent Bill Peduto and challengers Ed Gainey, Tony Moreno, and Mike Thompson. Here are their answers to our questions.
2021 Primary Election: Pittsburgh City Council, District 2 - The two Democratic candidates are incumbent Theresa Kail Smith and challenger Jacob Williamson. Here are their answers to our questions.
2021 Primary Election: Pittsburgh City Council, District 4 - The two Democratic candidates are incumbent Anthony Coghill and challenger Bethani Cameron. Here are their answers to our questions.
2021 Primary Election: Allegheny County Council, District 9 - The two Democratic candidates are incumbent Robert Macey and challenger Steven Singer. Here are their answers to our questions.