“If the past three years of dysfunction in the Wolf-Stack debacle have taught us anything, it’s that our Governor needs a strong partner as Lieutenant Governor. I can think of no better governing partner than Diana,” Mango said.
Irey Vaughan has served as a Commissioner since 1995, being the first and only woman elected to that position.
“I am running for Lieutenant Governor to do my part to ensure that my family and every Pennsylvania family, for generations to come, can live, work, and raise their families in a climate of conservative family values, plentiful jobs, a low crime rate, with an opportunity to live a better life than my generation has,” Irey Vaughan said.
Irey Vaughan ran for state Treasurer in 2012, losing to incumbent Treasurer Rob McCord.
Her entrance into the race comes after the PA GOP endorsed the Wagner/Bartos ticket that was formed earlier this year.
Irey Vaughan was one of the first endorsements Mango received after entering the Gubernatorial race. The Pennsylvania Democratic Party did not miss the fact ahead of the announcement.
“Of course Paul Mango is choosing a running mate who is comfortable helping him peddle his lies about his job creation record,” Pa. Dems Communications Director Beth Melena said. “When you have a non-existent job creation record and refuse to name your previous clients, you need to make sure you have partner that is willing to be complicit in your lies to Pennsylvanians.”