2023 Apply for Democratic Endorsement

The Allegheny County Democratic Committee Endorsement will be held on Sunday, March 5th at  IBEW Local 5 at 5 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 from 10 am to 3 pm.

Allegheny County Democratic Committee members will vote to endorse Democratic candidates for the May 16, 2023 Primary. Candidates who receive the greatest number of votes—a plurality—will receive the Allegheny County Democratic Committee’s Endorsement.

Elected Offices To Be Endorsed

The Allegheny County Democratic Committee members will be endorsing the following offices:


  • County Executive
  • County Controller
  • County Treasurer
  • District Attorney
  • County Council – At Large

County Council Districts

  • Districts 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13

Common Pleas Court

  • Common Pleas Court: There is currently one vacancy on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

Magisterial Court Judges:

  • District Court 05-2-01
  • District Court 05-2-03
  • District Court 05-2-05
  • District Court 05-2-07
  • District Court 05-2-08
  • District Court 05-2-10
  • District Court 05-2-12
  • District Court 05-2-15
  • District Court 05-2-16
  • District Court 05-2-23
  • District Court 05-2-27
  • District Court 05-2-31
  • District Court 05-2-32
  • District Court 05-2-35
  • District Court 05-2-36
  • District Court 05-2-43
  • District Court 05-3-02
  • District Court 05-3-03
  • District Court 05-3-06
  • District Court 05-3-14
  • District Court 05-3-1

City of Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Public Schools

  • Pittsburgh Controller
  • Pittsburgh City Council Seats: District 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
  • Pittsburgh Public School’s Board of Directors for Districts 2, 4, 6, 8

Requirements for Candidates

In order to be considered for endorsement by the Allegheny County Democratic Committee, the letter of intent and fees MUST be delivered to the ACDC Headquarters at 22 Wabash Street, Suite 205, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 by 5:00pm on January 31st. All other requirements must be submitted here by the same deadline. No exceptions will be allowed.

  • A letter of intent including the following details:
    • Your Name
    • Your contact information (address, email and phone number)
    • The date
    • The office you’re seeking
    • A statement of your Intention to seek the ACDC endorsement
    • Your signature
  • A check for the filing fee, made payable to ‘Allegheny County Democratic Committee,’ amounts listed below. (Credit Cards and cash are not accepted.)
  • Voter Guide Information: Each candidate must provide the information they want to include in the Voter Guide.

Filing Fees

Countywide Offices $7,500
Court of Common Pleas $7,500

County Council At-Large

County Council



Magisterial $500
Citywide $2,000
City Council $500
PPS School Board of Directors $500



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