If you’ve seen a lot of political yard signs in recent months, it’s because a special election will be held on Tuesday, March 13 to fill a vacant seat for the 18th Congressional District. Three candidates are running for the two-year term: Rick Saccone (Republican), Conor Lamb (Democrat) and Drew Miller (Libertarian).
The 18th Congressional District spans several municipalities and counties, creating a bit of confusion about who is eligible to vote in the special election. Green Tree is in the 14th Congressional District, served by Congressman Mike Doyle. Those in the 14th District cannot vote in the special election. The 14th District also covers the city of Pittsburgh and several nearby suburbs, including but not limited to: Baldwin, Brentwood, Coraopolis, Crafton, Dormont, Ingram, Kennedy, McKees Rocks, Robinson and Whitehall.
Many of the patrons who use our library do reside in the 18th Congressional District, which is geographically close to Green Tree. The 18th Congressional District includes, among other neighborhoods, Bethel Park, Bridgeville, Carnegie, Castle Shannon, Collier, Heidelberg, Mt. Lebanon, Scott, South Park, Scott and Upper St. Clair.
To confirm your congressional district, type your exact address into the Congressional Districts Map and then click the “Find District” button. You will then be rerouted to the page of the Congressional District that serves your area. If you get taken to the 18th Congressional District page, you are eligible to vote on Tuesday.