Pittsburgh, PA-In a speech Wednesday at Riverfront Park on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, Shapiro continued his intention to run for governor.
“I appeared, listened, and did learn. As the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, powerful people were noticed and voiced,” said Shapiro. “I have fought for injustices, left-behind citizens, and forgotten communities. I stood up for them, gathered people, and got things done.”
I’m running to become the next governor of Pennsylvania.
The stakes are too high to stand by. It’s time for all of us to join the game and fight for our rights, democracy and the Commonwealth.
This will be one of the closest races in the country — and I need you on my team. clock: pic.twitter.com/OOERcQ9m2F
— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) October 13, 2021
Shapiro is 48 years old and is the only Democrat currently in the race. Other potential candidates include Republican Lou Barletta, a former member of the House of Representatives for the fourth term, and former US lawyer Bill Maxwain. Others expected to enter soon include State Senators Dan Laughlin and Doug Mastriano.
Related reading: Barletta officially announced that he is running for governor
Shapiro, who has been the President of Lawyers since 2017, was the Commissioner of Montgomery County from 2012 to 2017 and was able to convert Montgomery County from Republican to Democratic. Shapiro was also the representative of the state from 2005 to 2012.
Currently, Pennsylvania has 3,622,410 registered Democrats and 3,179,303 Republicans. Urban areas like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are becoming increasingly Democratic, but Republican voter registration is slowly declining in areas, including rural Pennsylvania.
Voters will select candidates on May 17, 2022.
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