A dozen candidates file papers to run for Pa. lieutenant governor

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 7, 2018 12:08 PM

FILE PHOTO: - In this Nov. 4, 2015, file photo, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack listens to remarks during a news conference at the Southport Marine Terminal Complex in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvanians won't be lacking for choice when they select general election candidates for lieutenant governor.

The commonwealth's Department of State reported receiving paperwork from seven Democrats and five Republicans by last night's deadline.

Democratic incubment Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack of Philadelphia will seek a second four-term term.

Opposing him in the primary will be  Lancaster County Commissioner Craig Lehman, former Philadelphia city official Nina Ahmad, school nutrition activist Aryanna Berringer of Westmoreland County, Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, and Montgomery County Ray Sosa.

Republicans include Allegheny County activist Kathy Coder, real estate investor Jeffrey Bartos of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale, activist Peg Luksik of Johnstown and Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan.

Each party's nominee runs on a fall ticket with the gubernatorial nominee.


Diana Irey Vaughan (Courtesy of Diana Irey Vaughan).

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