Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli announced over the weekend that he would not be seeking the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor.
“The demands of my job in 2014 makes mounting another statewide campaign difficult. I am scheduled to personally prosecute a capital murder case and I will personally be involved inside the grand jury with two major investigations,” Morganelli said.
“I look forward to my responsibilities here in Northampton County and I intend to complete the 2 years left on my current term as District Attorney.”
Morganelli was the Democratic nominee for Attorney General in 2008 against Tom Corbett.
He has served as Northampton County District Attorney since he won election in 1991 with nearly 60% of the vote. Morganelli is also a part time Instructor of Criminal Law Evidence and Constitutional Law at Moravian College where he went to college.
Even with this drop-out, the field for the LG nomination is dense. Former Congressman Mark Critz, State Senator Mike Stack, Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski and Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith are also in the race. State Reps. John Galloway, Brandon Neuman and Margo Davidson are also considering making a run.