Ed Pawlowski, the current Mayor of Allentown, has officially entered the race to unseat Pat Toomey in the Senate next election cycle.
“I look forward to listening to voters and sharing with them the story of success we’ve had in Allentown in solving real problems for real people. We didn’t wait on others to solve the problems for us. We rolled up our sleeves and made things happen.”
Among the accomplishments as Mayor that Pawlowski touted were: a lessened crime rate, a million-dollar budget deficit that he turned to a surplus, and the creation of PPL Arena, which allowed for the relocation of Philadelphia Flyers minor league hockey affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, to Allentown.
The announcement could bring a sigh of relief from many in the Democratic Party, who were uneasy with Joe Sestak being the only Democratic Senate candidate.
Back in February, it was reported that the DSCC had met with Pawlowski regarding a potential run for Senate.
Now the Mayor seeks to bury the ghost of his 2010 gubernatorial run and become the next Senator from Pennsylvania.
“I know our story of success will resonate with voters across Pennsylvania,” he concluded. “And we will work hard to have the resources necessary to give voters a clear choice in the senatorial primary.”