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.