Meet the Candidates: GOP Lieutenant Governor

The least-heralded race on the May 17 primary ballot is that of lieutenant governor on the Republican side. While presumptive Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro has tossed his support behind Austin Davis, GOP candidates have been hesitant to do the same with the exception of Doug Mastriano, who has endorsed Teddy Daniels.

Here is information on each of the nine candidates for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor as of April 20. 

 

Listed in order candidates will appear on the ballot.

 

clarice schillinger.JPGClarice Schillinger

A Montgomery County resident, Schillinger founded and ran political action committees to help elect school board candidates supportive of pushing back on pandemic-era restrictions on in-person learning.

 

Personal

  • 34 years old
  • Resides in Horsham, Montgomery County

 

Experience

  • Founder, Keeping Kids in School PAC
  • Executive Director, Back to School PA, 2020-21
  • Executive Assistant, PA House of Representatives, 2017-20

 

Education

  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University

 

Social Media

 

Major Endorsements

 

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james jones.jpgJames Jones 

The Montgomery County resident founded and runs an oil and petroleum products trading business, and has twice run for Congress in the past two decades, both times unsuccessfully.

 

Personal

  • Age N/A
  • Resides in Hatboro, Montgomery County

 

Experience

  • CEO, Silverback Commodities, 2003-present

 

Education

  • B.S., Southern Illinois University
  • MBA, Almeda University

 

Social Media

 

Major Endorsements

  • BlakPAC, Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia

 

Learn More

 

 

rick_saccone_1.jpgRick Saccone

A Western Pennsylvania resident, Saccone is a former state lawmaker who made an unsuccessful run for Congress in 2018. He was outside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection.

 

Personal

  • 64 years old
  • Resides in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County

 

Experience

  • State representative, 39th District, 2011-18

 

Education

  • B.S., Weber State University
  • M.P.A, University of Oklahoma
  • M.A., Naval Postgraduate School
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

 

Social Media

  • Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube 

 

Major Endorsements

 

Learn More

 

 

John Brown.jpgJohn Brown

A former elected executive of Northampton County, Brown was the Republican party’s nominee for auditor general in 2016, but lost to Democrat Eugene DePasquale.

 

Personal

  • 60 years old
  • Resides in Bangor Borough, Northampton County

 

Experience

  • Northampton County Council member, 2022-present
  • SEDA – Council of Governments Executive Director, 2020
  • Northampton County Executive, 2014–2017
  • Mayor of Bangor, 2010-14

 

Education

  • B.S., University of Notre Dame

 

Social Media

  • Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

 

Major Endorsements

  • none

 

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chris frye.jpgChris Frye

The mayor of New Castle in Lawrence County, Frye has worked in federal reentry and workforce development programs and was an adjunct professor at Slippery Rock University.

 

Personal

  • 33 years old
  • Resides in New Castle, Lawrence County

 

Experience

  • Mayor, New Castle, Lawrence County, 2020-present

 

Education

  • B.A., Gannon University

 

Social Media

 

Major Endorsements

  • Butler County Republican Committee
  • Frederick Douglass Foundation

 

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jeff coleman.jpegJeff Coleman

A former legislator, the Central Pennsylvania resident is a longtime political consultant who has worked to elect conservatives and advance conservative causes.

 

Personal

  • 46 years old
  • Resides in Lemoyne, Cumberland County

 

Experience

  • PA House of Representatives (60th District), 2001-04

Education

  • B.S., Liberty University

 

Social Media

 

Major Endorsements

 

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russ diamond flag.jpgRuss Diamond

A Lebanon County businessman who also became a well-known government reform advocate in the mid-2000s, Diamond was later elected to the state House, where he is serving his fourth term.

 

Personal

  • 58 years old
  • Resides in Annville Township, Lebanon County

 

Experience

  • State representative, 102nd District, 2015-present

 

Education

  • Northern Lebanon High School and Lebanon County Vo-Tech

 

Social Media

 

Major Endorsements

  • none

 

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carrie delrosso.jpgCarrie Lewis DelRosso

The Allegheny County resident and first-term lawmaker made headlines in 2020 when she defeated the minority leader in the state House.

 

Personal

  • 46 years old
  • Resides in Oakmont, Allegheny County

 

Experience

  • State representative, 33rd District, 2021-present
  • Oakmont Borough Council

 

Education

  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh

 

Social Media

 

Major Endorsements

 

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Teddy Daniels

A supporter of former President Donald Trump, Daniels is a retired police officer and Army combat veteran who founded a security/transport consulting firm. The Wayne County resident posted on social media that he was outside the Capitol on Jan. 6.

 

Personal

  • 47 years old
  • Resides in Lake Township, Wayne County

 

Experience

  • Political organizer

 

Education

  • Valley Forge Military Academy

 

Social Media

 

Major Endorsements

 

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16 Responses

  1. I have a lot of trouble with this Teddy Daniels character. Looking into multiple media sources; it seems that he was given a house under the guise of him being a wounded veteran, but then sold that house shortly thereafter and kept the profits. He had PFA’s due to alleged domestic violence. Now he bills himself as a “successful entrepreneur” in the marijuana industry but nothing really to show for it. Then he’s a “retired” police officer but is not receiving a pension (this is based on his financial disclosure statement he filed). He seems to lack integrity and a sound moral compass. That being said, it makes me question the integrity of Doug Mastriano for endorsing him for Lt. Gov.

    As a retired US Marine Corps officer, I can’t vote for either of these gentlemen as I don’t trust them. Just because they are veterans doesn’t necessarily mean they’d make good representatives for us.

  2. Carrie Del Rosso now claims a B. A. Degree from Pitt. That needs checked. All of her prior campaign ads claim she ATTENDED Pitt for one year.
    This would not be her first fib to her voters.

    1. Teddy Daniels played football for West Virginia University and they didn’t list him going there. WTF

        1. Daniels also got reprimanded at police depts he worked at, claims he’s a retired cop but has no pension as a retired cop would, took disability payments from social security while holding down a job and making money in the pot security business. And he accepted a free house from a veterans org then sold it for profit. Honorable is not the description of this guy.

          1. Oh dear god, stop playing the video of you in Kunar, Teddy. You were in a lousy firefight. We were all in them. And a lot of us got shot up much worse but don’t broadcast it daily and def didn’t take a hand out free house fromA veteran charity then sell it for profit. We didn’t take ss disability payments while operating a biz on the side under our wife’s name for profit. You’re pathetic. That’s not leadership. It’s taking advantage of the Govt system for personal gain. And you want to be a Govt leader? You make Kathleen Kane look angelic.

  3. Any articles that refers to the events of January 6, 2021 as an “insurrection” loses credibility in my eyes.

  4. Vote for Clarice! School choice will win the GOP this election in November and Clarice is the champion of that cause. We don’t need the Jan 6 ticket with Doug, Teddy and Kathy Barnette. Need to get past the election fraud BS and just win this thing.

  5. Saccone and Unsteady Teddy are barred by the US Constitution from running because the both participated in an insurrection event against the US government. Why do we even have the language in the Constitution if it’s not going to be enforced?

  6. Daniels worked in the marijuana security business, has a dubious law enforcement record (check it out) and acts like he’s the only guy who ever saw combat.

      1. On the sketchy history with a series of police departments? There’s no question about that, or that it takes a real effort to be discharged from a small-town police department in Pennsylvania.

  7. Snow, wind and rain. That sounds like the bogus Dem forecast for the future of PA if GOP are in govt. Truth is that GOP brings more good govt to PA without racism and demagoguery that Dems espouse.
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