At a campaign event with the Pa. Republican Party Monday, Reed declined to confirm or deny rumors of his interest in higher office.
“I am focused on 2017, and I am not a lawyer so I cannot run for judge,” Reed said.
Reed is showing interest in a run for statewide office. He recently started a website targeted towards a statewide run. Reed has a strong resume for statewide office, he is young, chaired the House Republican Campaign Committee which gives him connections to donors and a statewide network, and was chosen in 2011 by PoliticsPA as most likely to be Governor.
State Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) already announced his bid for Governor, while State Representative Rick Saccone, and Andrew Shecktor both announced bids for U.S. Senate. Former Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley, Congressman Mike Kelly (R-Butler), western Pennsylvania businessman Paul Mango are all rumored to be considering a run for Governor. Kelly is also rumored to be considering a run for Senate.