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Lancaster County commissioner announces candidacy for lieutenant governor


A Lancaster County commissioner has joined the field of candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to be Gov. Tom Wolf’s running mate in next year’s gubernatorial election.

Craig Lehman, 54, of Lancaster, announced his intention to run for the second-in-command post on Tuesday, becoming the fifth declared candidate seeking that office and the second county commissioner.

In a statement, Lehman, who has served as a county commissioner since 2008, said, “Today’s political environment makes it extremely difficult to solve important problems, both large and small. If we are to move Pennsylvania forward, we need to find common ground and work together. Failing to do so only sets Pennsylvania up for failure. As lieutenant governor, I will work with the other reasoned voices in Harrisburg to help our commonwealth succeed.”

He vowed to employ the same approach to the office that he has taken as a commissioner in supporting “policies and programs that make sense” and speak “out when necessary all while working to find solutions to real problems.”

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