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Trib survey: Here's how most of Pennsylvania's candidates for delegate would vote

| Monday, April 4, 2016, 6:06 p.m.

The 54 delegates to the Republican National Convention who are elected from Pennsylvania's 18 congressional districts — three from each district — are highlighted in bold below, based on unofficial tallies. They will be “unbound” in Cleveland. That means the delegates will be able to vote to nominate whomever they want regardless of the April 26 primary's outcome.

The Tribune-Review reached out to the 162 candidates to see how they planned to vote. In the weeks leading up to the primary, 142 candidates participated in the survey. The Trib updated the list below as candidates responded or changed their minds. Here's where they stood going into the primary.

1st District

David Hackett: Whoever wins his district, at least on the first vote.

Seth W. Kaufer: Uncommitted.

Christopher M. Vogler: Strongly leaning toward voting for whoever wins his district.

2nd District

Aaron J. Cohen: Uncommitted.

Aldrick Gessa: Cruz.

Elizabeth Havey: Whoever wins her district, “on the first (convention) ballot at the very least.”

Calvin Tucker: Uncommitted.

3rd District

Louis J. Aliota: Leaning Trump.

Michael T. Baker: Uncommitted.

Brian L. Ellis: Whoever wins his district, on at least the first convention ballot.

Philip S. English: Uncommitted. Will “consult the results in my district” and be “strongly inclined to support the candidate most capable of winning the November election.”

James S. Keffalas: Trump

Gale Measel: Whoever wins his district. Beyond that, describes himself as an “ABC” delegate candidate — “anyone but Clinton.”

Daryl Metcalfe: Did not respond.

Michele Mustello: Uncommitted. Thinks “It is important the Pennsylvania delegation cast our votes together.”

Carol Lynne Ryan: Trump.

Daniel P. Vete: Trump.

Robert J. Yates: Undecided, but “strongly impressed by Kasich.” Yates thinks his job is to “help determine who would be the best Republican to run and win the race” in November.

4th District

Timothy Barker: Whoever wins his district.

Amy Sarah Brennan: Whoever wins her district.

Joseph Scott Burford: Whoever wins his district, on at least the first convention ballot.

Charlie Gerow: Whoever wins his district, on at least the first convention ballot.

Betsy Hower: Whoever wins her district, on at least the first convention ballot.

Matthew R. Jansen: Trump.

Deborah Keys: Did not respond.

G. Edwin Matthias: Did not respond.

Ana L. Puig: Did not respond.

Andrew Joseph Ritter Jr.: Whoever wins his district.

William Greg Rothman: Whoever wins his district.

Joseph A. Sacco: Trump.

Stanley E. Saylor: Rubio, on at least the first convention ballot.

Marc Anthony Scaringi: Trump, on at least the first convention ballot.

Alexander V. Shorb: Whoever wins his district.

5th District

Richard J. Chura Jr: Cruz, on at least the first convention ballot.

Joyce C. Haas: Whoever wins her district.

Ash Khare: Whoever wins his district.

James Feuer Klein: Trump, on at least the first ballot.

Barry K. Kroeker: Cruz, on at least the first ballot.

C. Arnold McClure: Whoever wins his district.

Scott W. Schreffler: Whoever wins his district.

Shelia Fitzgerald Sterrett: Whoever wins her district, on at least the first convention ballot.

Lyle Stewart: Whoever wins her district, on at least the first ballot.

6th District

Wayne Buckwalter: Trump, on at least the first convention ballot.

Ryan A. Costello: Whoever wins his district, on at least the first convention ballot.

W. Douglas Hager: Whoever wins his district.

Michelle Haris Kichline: Whoever wins her district.

Vicki Lightcap: Whoever wins her district, on at least the first convention ballot.

Larry E. Stohler: Whoever wins his district, on at least the first convention ballot.

Mary Elizabeth Wert: Cruz.

Robert A. Wert: Cruz.

7th District

Joan M. Miller: Whoever wins her district.

Michael V. Puppio: Whoever wins his district.

Jan C. Ting: Trump.

Ralph E. Wike III: Trump.

Robert J. Willert: Did not respond.

8th District

Barry Robert Casper: Trump.

Gene DiGirolamo: Did not respond.

Deborah A. Evangelou: Cruz.

Robert G. Loughery: Whoever wins his district, on at least the first convention ballot.

Marguerite C. Quinn: Did not respond.

Sean M. Shute: Trump.

Samuel James Worthington Jr.: Whoever wins his district on the first ballot, then Trump on subsequent ballots.

9th District

Lois M. Kaneshiki: Cruz.

Cody Raymond Knotts: Trump.

Joseph Lamantia: Trump.

Clayton David Show: Cruz.

Williams F. Shuster: Whoever wins his district.

August C. Stickel IV: Whoever wins his district.

Debra D. Taylor: Undecided. Leaning toward either Trump or whoever wins her district.

Robert L. Thomas: Whoever wins his district, on at least the first convention ballot.

Judith F. Ward: Whoever wins her district.

10th District

Ryan Alan Belz: Trump.

Charles John Brewer: Cruz.

Krystle R. Bristol: Whoever wins her district.

Mark J. Harris: Whoever wins his district.

Jonathan Corona Hayes: Uncommitted.

Mark F. Holt: Cruz.

David Alexander Huffman Jr.: Whoever wins his district.

Tina Pickett: Did not respond.

Patricia L. Saylor: Whoever wins her district.

Mario Michael Scavello: Trump.

Nancy L. Schrader: Whoever wins her district.

Carol D. Sides: Did not respond.

John Wells: Trump.

11th District

Richard P. Adams: Leaning Cruz. Would “definitely make a decision independent of the congressional district vote.”

Philip G. Bear: Cruz on the first ballot. “On subsequent ballots, I would deem myself to be a free agent and would support that candidate, whom, at that point, I would deem the most electable.”

Carol H. Drewniak: Cruz.

Jeffrey T.T. Haste: Did not respond.

Susan C. Helm: Whoever wins her district.

Lowman S. Henry: Cruz.

Marlene Faye Loose: Trump.

David J. McElwee: Trump.

Richard Morelli: Trump.

J. Daniel Mosel: Cruz.

Thomas James Pyne: Cruz. Kasich would be his second choice.

Andrew Shecktor: A Trump supporter, he said he'd “likely have to support the popular winning candidate if Trump lost.”

Donald L. Sherwood: Did not respond.

William C. Urbanski: Did not respond.

Rebecca Warren: Whoever wins her district.

12th District

Lawrence Borland: Cruz.

Jill N. Cooper: Whoever wins her district.

Christopher H. Fromme: Trump.

Robert C. Howard: Whoever wins his district.

Bruce Keeler: Cruz.

Gabriel C. Keller: Trump.

David J. Majernik: Whoever wins his district.

Michael P. McMullen: Whoever wins his district.

Samuel G. Miclot: Whoever wins his district.

Monica Morrill: Trump.

Joseph Matthew Sernell: Trump.

George “Jeff” Steigerwalt: Cruz.

Michele T. Trevorrow: Did not respond.

Louis Roger Valente: Whoever wins his district.

James J. Vasilko: Trump.

13th District

Alan Apt: Whoever wins the state primary.

Lauren Elizabeth Casper: Uncommitted.

Gilbert W. Cox Jr.: Did not respond.

Thomas Jay Ellis: Whoever wins his district, on at least the first convention ballot.

Pamela Levy: Whoever wins her district.

Michael McMonagle: Cruz.

Shannon Meadors Oscar: Whoever wins her district.

14th District

Michael DeVanney: Uncommitted.

Cameron S. Linton: Uncommitted. “I want to see the results of the district and the statewide results before I begin to think about how I would vote in Cleveland.”

Mary A. Meloy: Uncommitted.

15th District

Dean N. Browning: Cruz.

Malcolm C. Cole II: Cruz.

William L. Heydt: Whoever wins his district, on at least the first convention ballot. “I will use my discretion on future ballots, if any.”

Mark Hoffman: Cruz.

Patrick J. Kerwin: Declined to comment.

Christian Y. Leinbach: Cruz.

Ryan E. Mackenzie: Whoever wins his district.

John K. Reber Sr.: Trump.

Robert E. Smith Jr.: Undecided.

Scott C. Uehlinger: Whoever wins his district.

16th District

Douglas W. Brubaker: Cruz, on at least the first convention ballot.

Thomas Vincent Chiomento III: Whoever wins his district.

Terry R. Christopher: Whoever wins his district.

Gordon Ray Denlinger: Did not respond.

David M. Dumeyer: Whoever wins his district.

Marcus James Lemon: Trump.

17th District

Robert E. Ames: Whoever wins his district.

George Paul Blauer: Trump.

Ronald L. Boltz: Cruz.

Carolyn L. Bonkoski: Trump.

Mary Beth Dougherty: Uncommitted.

Theresa S. Gaffney: Did not respond.

George F. Halcovage: Did not respond.

Charles Warren Kirkwood Sr.: Did not respond.

Gloria Lee Snover: Whoever wins her district, on at least the first convention ballot. She favors Trump on subsequent ballots.

Teresa Lynette Villano: Trump.

Thomas Whitehead: Did not respond.

18th District

Scott E. Avolio: Whoever wins his district.

Justin DePlato: Trump.

Charles T. Konkus: Whoever wins his district.

Sue Ann Means: Cruz, on at least the first ballot.

James R. Means Jr.: Cruz, on at least the first ballot.

John Thomas Petrarca: Trump.

Albert Ernest Quaye III: Whoever wins his district.

Richard Saccone: Whoever wins his district.

Mary Jo Silvis: Whoever wins her district.

Virginia J. Strain: Whoever wins her district.

Thomas J. Uram: Trump

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