Former federal prosecutor Jack Stollsteimer, of Delaware County, has thrown his hat into the race to “restore integrity to the management of the Office of the Attorney General.”
“I have established a long track record for protecting Pennsylvanians from crime,” Stollsteimer said in a statement announcing his candidacy. “It is time to take that proven track record and put it to work again so that the citizens of our Commonwealth are assured that they have someone as their chief law enforcement officer who is 100 percent focused on keeping them safe.”
Stollsteimer, who most recently served as Deputy Chief Counsel to the PA Treasurer, before which he held positions as an assistant District Attorney for Delaware County and an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of PA.
As of now, the Democratic primary will be a showdown between Stollsteimer and Northampton County DA John Morganelli – who announced his interest in a campaign Monday – though Kane said in December that she would seek re-election.
Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro is also widely expected to run.
Kane has been charged with obstructing administration of law or other government function, official oppression, criminal conspiracy, perjury and false swearing. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 24.