On Nov. 6, some voters in Allegheny will have a choice of two candidates for the office of U.S. Representative in the new 17th District. This is a two-year term.
The new 17th District comprises Beaver County, Cranberry, northern and western Allegheny County, and some parts of the South Hills and Pittsburgh’s eastern suburbs. Rep. Connor Lamb (D) was elected for the 14th District in a special election in 2017 after Rep. Tim Murphy resigned. Rep. Keith Rothfus (R) has held his seat in the 12th District since 2012. These districts were combined in 2018.
We asked each candidate three questions about their stance on key policies that contribute to hunger in Pennsylvania. We did not receive a response from their staff after multiple requests, so we determined their stance based on their voting records and public statements.