by L. Henry | March 24, 2022


(Harrisburg, PA) – For the first time since 1958 there is no incumbent seeking re-election for either Governor of Pennsylvania or U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.  The 2022 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held April 1-2, 2022 at the Penn Harris Hotel in Camp Hill, PA will include policy forums featuring all nine Republican gubernatorial candidates and six of the seven senatorial candidates.

The gubernatorial forum will take place on Friday, April 1, 2022 beginning at 12:45 P.M. with Gary Sutton from WSBA Radio as moderator and Albert Eisenberg of Broad+Liberty and Jennifer Stefano from the Commonwealth Foundation as questioners. The nine candidates participating in the forum include Lou Barletta, Jake Corman, Joe Gale, Charlie Gerow, Melissa Hart, Doug Mastriano, Bill McSwain, David White and Nche Zama.

The U.S. Senate forum will take place during the conference’s concluding luncheon on Saturday, April 2ndJeff Lord of the American Spectator will be the moderator with John Gizzi of Newsmax and talk show host Rose Tennent as questioners.  The six candidates participating include Kathy Barnette, Jeff Bartos, George Bochetto, Sean Gale, Carla Sands and Mehmet Oz.

Former Congressman Trey Gowdy, currently a Fox News contributor and host of Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy, will be the featured dinner speaker Friday evening at the conference, former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin will be the kick-off speaker, John Gizzi of Newsmax will be the conference breakfast speaker, State Treasurer Stacy Garrity, Auditor General Tim DeFoor, nationally-syndicated radio host Rev. C.L. Bryant of FreedomWorks, Cliff Maloney from the Citizens Alliance of America, Scott Parkinson from the Club for Growth, Cleta Mitchell from the Conservative Partnership Institute, James Broughel from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, U.S. Representative Scott Perry, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, along with Dustin Carmack and Kara Frederick of The Heritage Foundation will also address the conference.  The event will include special forums spotlighting candidates for Governor of Pennsylvania and United State Senator from Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists, and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops, and networking.

Details of workshops, panel presentations and policy “conversations” are on-line at

A pre-conference Pennsylvania Election Integrity Summit sponsored by the Conservative Partnership Institute and the Election Integrity Network will be held on Thursday, March 31st at the Penn Harris Hotel. A separate registration for the summit is required and available at

Registration for the 2022 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference and the Pennsylvania Election Integrity Summit is NOW OPEN at