“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.