Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has been a proponent of unions and legalizing marijuana. John Fetterman
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has been a proponent of unions and legalizing marijuana.

The lieutenant governor has been a proponent of unions and legalizing marijuana in the state.

HARRISBURG — Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democrat, is taking the first steps in running for the US Senate seat currently held by Republican Pat Toomey.

Fetterman, a York native, rose to prominence as the mayor of Braddock, in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported his decision. 

Fetterman then tweeted a response to the story, asking people to support him in his 2022 senatorial campaign.

Toomey announced in October he would retire from the seat.

Fetterman is a prominent proponent of legalizing marijuana and supporting unions. 

He also gained attention nationally as he corrected the false narratives about voter fraud in Pennsylvania. He regularly appeared on national television shows to discuss the issue. 

Fetterman’s fashion has also caught people’s attention.

GQ called him an “American taste god” and The Financial Times called him an “unexpected style hero.”