The Democratic field for governor of Pennsylvania has gotten a bit more crowded, now that Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty has entered the race.
Doherty, who recently won a third term as Scranton’s mayor, says he’d commit resources and attention to Pennsylvania’s cities and towns if elected governor.
The 51-year-old Democrat says he’s put together a strong record of economic development in Scranton, and he’d be able to carry out that challenge on a larger scale, despite Pennsylvania’s budget problems.
"I know that the state is tremendously challenged, financially, and has future challenges on the line with the pension obligations that will come. But we can still address those shortcomings and address those legacy causes, and redirect our budgetary monies, our operational budgets and our capital budgets, into investments for the future."
He joins Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, Philadelphia businessman Tom Knox, Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Hoeffel and Auditor General Jack Wagner in the Democratic field.