York County District Attorney Dave Sunday announced Monday that his campaign for Pennsylvania Attorney General has received the endorsement of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA).
“Service is in Dave Sunday’s blood,” said RAGA Chairman and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes. “From his previous service in the United States Navy to his time now as an elected prosecutor, Dave has put in the tough work to protect the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the freedoms we all love as Americans. Dave also understands that he cannot do this work alone and I commend the numerous collaborations he’s led with local, state, and federal law enforcement officials to reduce both crime and recidivism in his county.”
Sunday, a U.S. Navy veteran, graduated from Penn State in 2002 and from Widener Law School in 2007. He worked as a clerk for the Honorable Joseph C. Adams, former President Judge of the York County Court of Common Pleas, before becoming a prosecutor with the York County District Attorney’s Office. Sunday was elected to his current post in 2017.
“I would like to thank the RAGA board and chairman for their support here in Pennsylvania,” said Sunday in a statement. “We share the common goal of protecting the Constitution, freedom and ensuring opportunity for future generations.”
“Pennsylvania provides Republicans with an excellent opportunity to flip the Office of the Attorney General from Democrat control in 2024,” said RAGA Executive Director Peter Bisbee. “RAGA has demonstrated, through strategic and early investments over the last few election cycles, its ability to flip seats from blue to red. We look forward to making the case that Dave Sunday is the only choice for Pennsylvania Attorney General.”
Current Attorney General Michelle Henry is not seeking reelection after being appointed to the post to fill out the remaining term of Gov. Josh Shapiro. Sunday is the lone Republican candidate in the field, while Democrats currently have four hopefuls – Philadelphia chief public defender Keir Bradford-Grey, former Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, Bucks County solicitor Joe Khan, and state Rep. Jared Solomon (D-Philadelphia).
Two other Democrats are mulling a run for the position – former U.S. congressman Conor Lamb and Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollensteimer.