Harrisburg councilman Brad Koplinski runs for lieutenant governor

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 4, 2013 11:51 AM

(Harrisburg) -- Brad Koplinski, a Harrisburg city councilman, is the first candidate for the 2014 race for lieutenant governor. 

Koplinski, a councilman for five years, has announced todayy he will seek the Democratic nomination for the No. 2 executive-branch slot in state government. 

He vowed to be an advocate for Pennsylvania's municipal governments. He says his experience dealing with Harrisburg's fiscal crisis has underscored the need for reforms to give cities and towns flexibility to raise revenue. 

Koplinski, who'd also considered running for Harrisburg mayor, could face competition in the May 2014 primary. The winner will be paired with the gubernatorial nominee in a single Democratic ticket for the general election.

Republican Governor Corbett plans to seek a second term next year.

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