Three Mayors Endorse Shapiro for AG

Josh ShapiroJosh Shapiro’s Attorney General campaign scored three endorsements today from central PA mayors.

Rick Gray of Lancaster, Eric Papenfuse of Harrisburg and Kim Bracey of York are all supporting Shapiro for the Democratic nomination.

“As Pennsylvania Chairman of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, I’m supporting Josh because we share a commitment to gun safety. As Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Josh is a reformer with integrity, and that’s what we need in our next Attorney General” said Gray. “South-Central Pennsylvania knows all too well the scourge of illegal guns and Josh will take on that challenge.”

“I’m supporting Josh because he’ll bring integrity to our criminal justice system,” Bracey said. “As Chairman in his county he fought for civil rights. Josh will be partner with me to protect everyone in our region, whether it’s looking out for the seniors who get ripped off, bringing common-sense reform to our justice system, or doing more to prevent crime by taking illegal guns off the streets. I look forward to working together.”

“In the legislature Josh passed the most sweeping ethics reforms in a generation and he cleaned up a fiscal and ethical mess as Chairman of the state’s third-largest county. I know what that’s like because we’re doing here in Harrisburg – Josh has the executive experience we need in the Attorney General’s office and I trust him to work with me to take on the status-quo and protect every Pennsylvanian,” Papenfuse stated. “In Harrisburg we know the old way of doing things on guns isn’t working, and I’ll work with Josh to change that.”

“Kim, Eric and Rick are true leaders in our commonwealth who stand up for reform. I’m honored to have their support as part of a broad coalition of people throughout Pennsylvania who believe in integrity for a change,” responded Shapiro. “We have to take on the status quo to restore integrity and protect all Pennsylvanians, whether it’s from illegal guns or scammers ripping off seniors, and that’s what I’ll do as your Attorney General.”

Other candidates in the Democratic primary are Allegheny County DA Stephen Zappala and Northampton County DA John Morganelli. Attorney General Kathleen Kane is also still insisting she’ll run for re-election. The contest is scheduled for April 26th.

12 Responses

  1. It’s all about learning your a b z’s. Anybody but Zappala, and for many good reasons.

  2. So, basically, Zappala, Morganelli and Kane are the only three candidates with relevant experience.

  3. But you didn’t tell me how many years he was a prosecutor. I’ll give you a hint — it was a cup of coffee. And he probably prefers TEA.

  4. “As Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Josh is a reformer with integrity, and that’s what we need in our next Attorney General” ”

    Kind of difficult to bring about “reform” during three meetings, particularly when you abstain from every vote that is recorded in approved minutes for at least the first 2 meetings:

    Sources”
    http://www.pccd.pa.gov/AboutUs/Documents/Commission%20Meeting%20Minutes/Minutes%2006-10-15.pdf
    http://www.pccd.pa.gov/AboutUs/Documents/Commission%20Meeting%20Minutes/Minutes%2009-09-15.pdf

  5. Who is Mayor Pawlowski endorsing?

    And how much will he charge candidates to endorse their opponents?

  6. Yeah, a guy who has never prosecuted a case in his life is going to get all those illegal guns off the street!

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