Update: Gale, who is currently 28 years-old will not meet the Constitutional qualifications to assume the office if he were to win, according to WCAU.
“You do not have to be 30 to run or be elected — you just must be 30 at the time of the swearing-in. So, I would have to wait only two months to assume office,” Gale told the TV station.
Gale cited two other cases on the federal level where candidates had to wait until they reached the Constitutionally mandated age, former West Virginia Senator Rush Holt Sr, who had to wait six months until he turned 30 to serve in the Senate in 1935 and former Kentucky Congressman John Y. Brown who was unable to take his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives until the second year of his term after being elected in 1859.
“I am running to be the next Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania because families and taxpayers across this great state deserve a proven conservative watchdog who can be trusted to clean out the cesspool in Harrisburg,” Gale wrote in an email announcing his candidacy.
Gale has served as a Montgomery County Commissioner since 2015, when we beat the county GOP endorsed candidate in the primary.
Gale touts his strong stance against tax increases, saying he is “the only Commissioner – Republican or Democrat – in over a decade to vote against a tax increase.”
Gale joins businessman Jeff Bartos, former state Rep. Gordon Denlinger (R-Lancaster), and former state Treasurer candidate Otto Voit in seeking the office.