“I’m running for Governor of Pennsylvania because I’m tired of politicians treating us like we are stupid. For too long, too many politicians like our Governor have fallen in love with their own voices and confused process with actual progress. We’ve all heard enough talk – it’s time for action,” Ellsworth said in a announcing her candidacy.
Ellsworth is currently first Partner-in-Charge of Global Community Service Initiatives at Jones Day, and has served on the board and executive committee of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and was chair of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce.
Ellsworth came under fire before she entered the race for donations to Democrats.
PoliticsPA reached out to the Pennsylvania Democratic Party for comment on this story.
Pittsburgh businessman Paul Mango and state Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) have both entered the race. State House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) is reportedly still considering a run.
You can view Ellsworth’s announcement video below.