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Crowded Field of Dems for PA Gubernatorial Race

Written By: Renata Stiehl
Crowded Field of Dems for PA Gubernatorial Race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Lebanon County commissioner plans to run for governor, joining a crowded field of Democrats who plan to seek the nomination and challenge Republican Gov. Tom Corbett next year.

Sixty-two-year-old Jo Ellen Litz announced her plan to seek the nomination Tuesday. The four-term commissioner says she aims to fix the state's aging roads and bridges and reduce the tax burden on property owners and small businesses.

A longtime president of the Swatara Creek Watershed Association, she says she also wants to improve water quality.

Among the others declaring their intention to run are U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz; Wolf Organization Inc. chairman and CEO Tom Wolf; two former state environmental protection secretaries, John Hanger and Kathleen McGinty; and minister Max Myers. State Treasurer Rob McCord is also exploring a bid.