Nine candidates have confirmed their participation in the forum

(HARRISBURG, PA) Pennsylvania Family Institute, along with Talk Radio WPHT 1210 AM Philadelphia, will host a forum featuring the Republican Gubernatorial Primary candidates on Thursday evening, March 24th held at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA. The forum will be moderated by Rich Zeoli, radio show host with WPHT, and Michael Geer, president of Pennsylvania Family Institute, and will focus on issues facing Pennsylvania families and communities, including key social and economic issues.

WPHT will be broadcasting the event live and broadcasting on their webpage. 

To date, nine candidates have accepted the invitation to participate: Lou Barletta, Joe Gale, Charlie Gerow, Melissa Hart, Bill McSwain, Jason Richey, John Ventre, Dave White, and Nche Zama.

“This forum allows for gubernatorial candidates to engage on some of the issues that Pennsylvania voters care about most, like parental rights, religious freedom and the sanctity of human life, as well as public safety and economic issues,” says PA Family Institute’s Michael Geer. “We look forward to facilitating these crucial discussions and hearing from key candidates.”

The event will be held on Thursday, March 24th at 7:00 p.m. at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA. Space is limited. Tickets are available for purchase for $25 at The event will be open to the media, and press passes will be issued at least one week prior to the event.


Pennsylvania Family Institute is the state’s leading pro-family organization; encouraging responsible citizenship and engagement to see Pennsylvania as a place where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.