Former assistant U.S. attorney Conor Lamb announced Saturday he is running as a Democrat to replace resigning Congressman Tim Murphy (R-Allegheny).
“I’m just focused on the members of the [Democratic] committee,” Lamb told the Post-Gazette about the special election that will be held to replace Murphy.
Governor Tom Wolf will have 10 days to set the date of the special election to replace Murphy, who is resigning October 21st. The local Democratic parties will make a recommendation to the state party of who should be nominated, but the state party’s executive committee will decide who the candidate will be.
Lamb, the nephew of Pittsburgh’s city controller Michael Lamb, is a former assistant U.S. attorney and Marine Corps prosecutor. Lamb stepped down from his job U.S. attorney position last week.
Democrats Gina Cerilli, Mike Crossey, Pam Iovino, and Dr. Bob Solomon are also in the race to replace Murphy.