Dean Enters Race for Lieutenant Governor

State Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery) announced today she is entering the race to challenge current Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack in next year’s Democratic primary.

“Pennsylvanians are frustrated by the problems in Harrisburg. And they are right to be so. I have seen first-hand the failure of reason and process in the Republican-controlled legislature. That’s why I am running for Lieutenant Governor,” Dean said in a release announcing her candidacy.

Dean was first elected to the state House in 2012, and was previously assistant professor of English at La Salle University.  

“I’ve been lucky to live my entire life in Pennsylvania. I benefited from a strong public education in Abington, opened a small law practice in Glenside, taught at La Salle University, and now represent my hometown in the state legislature,” Dean said.  

As part of her announcement, Dean said she would not live in the Lieutenant Governor’s mansion if she is elected to the position.  

Dean also announced a slate of endorsements in her bid, including former Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, Caucus Chair Dan Frankel, Appropriations Chair Joseph Markosek, Chairman Matt Bradford, and Representatives Tim Briggs and Mary Jo Daley.

Dean joins Aryanna Berringer, and Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, and Lancaster County Commissioner Craig Lehman in the race.

15 Responses

  1. Until now, Fetterman had it on name recognition, and the fact that he brings The Berners, a sizable chuck of the Dem primary electorate. Rep Dean will give him a run for his money, but it will be an uphill climb, unless she can prevent some equally large block from being split among the also rans.

    1. That’s a sad AF card of “endorsements.” 9 twitter followers. No Facebook page. No statewide name ID. Minor SEPA name ID. Website circa 1998. ????.

    2. Steve – I though you were an Independent – you are actually a Democrat who voted for Jill Stine or was it Johnson. Instead of Thank you for your Service – I will say Thank you for giving us Donald Trump and please thank all of “I feel the Bern” folks.

      1. I felt the Bern in the primary but voted for Clinton in November. All Fetterman did was give us 6 more years of Pat Toomey.

        1. Uh, Sestak had already lost to Toomey in the prior election and would have done so again. Fetterman was the only candidate who had a chance at beating Toomey.

  2. I think for Madeleine Dean will win this primary 100% and she will be a great Lieutenant Governor Nominee with Tom Wolf in the 2018 elections, i’m also hoping for Tom Wolf could endorse her candidacy in 2018 as well.

    1. Another no-name that you literally have to google to find out who they are. Add up dean, Berringer, Leeane and Cazonne and you still don’t crack 5% PA name ID COMBINED. ????

      Fetterman got 300,000 votes and 20% in 2016 and won Allegheny County in double digits and placed 2nd in many other counties after being outspent 12-1.

    2. Wolf isn’t going to endorse anyone, but if he does, it won’t be her. There is one LT candidate who can actually move the needle for Wolf.

  3. I am going to release 1 poll here and that is Democrat Madeleine Dean 60% Democrat John Fetterman 10% Democrat Aryanna Berringer 10% Democrtat Mike Stack 10% Kathi Cozzone 5% other Democrats 1% each.

    1. Reality Poll: 99% of PA residents have never heard of *any* of them, save for Fetterman. Dean has 9 followers on Twitter- that includes herself, her son and in laws. ????????VyF2

  4. I sure hope she resigns if she’s planning on touring the state while she runs. We can’t afford an absent representative in Harrisburg. Rep. Dean should put Abington first and resign today.

  5. Will Rep. Dean run for re-election in PA-153 while simultaneously running for Lt. Governor? If so, for shame! Mike’s our guy!

    1. You know that she can legally run for both offices at the same time. If she wins both primaries, however, then she has to give up one of them.

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