Conversations with Candidates: Michael Lamb
City Controller for the City of Pittsburgh and candidate for PA Auditor General talks to Jim Wertz
Campaigning is hard. Campaigning during a global pandemic is something else. All of the doors that volunteers and supporters promised to knock for candidates are now closed for the foreseeable future. The strategy that people spent months – and in some cases years – developing is now moot.
This year Pennsylvanians will not only vote for their choice for President of the United States, but they'll also cast ballots for the offices of the Pennsylvania Attorney General, the Pennsylvania Treasurer, the Pennsylvania Auditor General, and here in Erie County, they'll vote for State Senator and State Representatives as well.
As campaigns try to figure out what their digital strategies are going to be, we wanted to help inform voters about the candidates who will be on the ballot this spring and, in some cases, to help you learn more about the offices they seek.
Pennsylvania's primary election has been postponed until June 2, 2020. But between now and then, Pennsylvanians have the option to vote by mail for the first time. The process is easy and it's an option we hope you'll consider. First, apply for a mail-in ballot at VotesPA.com. Once you've submitted the application, you'll receive a paper ballot in the mail. Fill it out and drop it back in the mail. You can vote early and safely. The Erie County Board of Elections has even agreed to pay for the postage.
By participating in the 2020 elections with a mail-in ballot you'll ease congestion at the polls – assuming we're still headed to the polls on April 28 (if that changes, we'll let you know) – and you'll be doing your part to help poll workers stay healthy too. It's too easy not to do the right thing.
So for as long as we're confined to our homes and our screens, we'll try our best to bring our conversations with candidates to you.
This is Michael Lamb. For the past 12 years, he has served as the City Controller for the City of Pittsburgh and he is one of six Democrats seeking the Party's nomination to hold the Office of the Auditor General. The incumbent Auditor General, Eugene DePasquale, is running for Congress this year in Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district.
Lamb is a popular political name in the Pittsburgh region and he hopes that it carries statewide in 2020. To date, he's stacked up a number of influential endorsements in all four corners of the Commonwealth. Here's his story:
For more information on the Lamb campaign, find Michael Lamb online at LambForPA.com.