Stories tagged: "Governor"

Democratic Lt. Gov. Austin Davis accompanied by his wife Blayre Holmes Davis departs from the Senate chambers after becoming Pennsylvania's first Black lieutenant governor, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Austin Davis Makes History, is Sworn in as Pennsylvania’s First Black Lieutenant Governor

A former state House lawmaker, Austin Davis was sworn in Tuesday as Pennsylvania’s 35th lieutenant governor, becoming the first Black person to hold the office.

Pennsylvania Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro speaking at the Keystone candidate forum held at the Bok Building in Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 2022. (Photo: The Keystone)
‘Your Rights and Your Future That Are on the Line’: Josh Shapiro on Why He’s the Right Candidate to Be Pennsylvania’s Next Governor

“I’m running against by far the most dangerous and extreme candidate ever to run for governor in Pennsylvania,” Shapiro said of his opponent, Republican Doug Mastriano. “My opponent wants to strip away state law, with no exception, and we learned just about two weeks ago that he wants to charge women with murder who have an abortion.”

Pennsylvania's Democratic attorney general Josh Shapiro speaks to a crowd during his campaign launch address for Pennsylvania governor, in Pittsburgh. Shapiro, is breaking with Gov. Tom Wolf on the centerpiece of Wolf's plan to fight climate change amid the pushback it has received from influential building trades unions. Shapiro’s statement came as he prepared Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 to address union leaders from the pipeline trades who planned to question him about his position. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Keystone Hosting Candidate Forum With Josh Shapiro in Philadelphia

With Election Day looming, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro will discuss the issues facing Pennsylvanians in a candidate forum that is open to the public.

Latrelle Jackson (far left) marches with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on August 18, 2022 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for SEIU)
OP-ED: “I Deserve a Fair Wage and the Right to Unionize, so I’m Voting for Josh Shapiro”

Latrelle Jackson is one of many Pennsylvanians working two jobs to make ends meet. In this op-ed, he explains why Pennsylvania workers need Josh Shapiro fighting for them in Harrisburg.

Signs point the way for voters to cast their ballots at the polling location for the Pennsylvania primary election, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Harmony, Pa., (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Candidates Elected in Pennsylvania This November Could Decide Fate of Abortion and Voting Rights Amendments

Six proposed constitutional amendments about abortion rights, voting, and the balance of executive power in the state government have the potential to make it on the primary ballot in May 2023.

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, center, speaks to supporters of President Donald Trump as they demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pa., after Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump to become 46th president of the United States. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Video Surfaces of Doug Mastriano Making Friends With Pro-Confederate Armed Men

Days after photos surfaced of Doug Mastriano wearing a Confederate uniform, video of the Republican gubernatorial candidate thanking pro-Confederate armed men guarding a General Lee statue has been uncovered.

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2021 file photo, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks at a news conference at Marsh Creek State Park in Downingtown. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
More Republicans Throw Support Behind Democrat Josh Shapiro

With Doug Mastriano appearing more extreme by the day, the coalition of Republicans endorsing Shapiro in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race continues to grow.