Montgomery County Commissioner To Run For Attorney General

Montgomery County County Commissioner Josh Shapiro (D) has thrown his hat in the ring in the race for Pennsylvania Attorney General.


Shapiro, 42, becomes the fourth Democrat to enter the primary race against the embattled incumbent, Kathleen Kane. His announcement came three days after Kane said that she would seek re-election despite having her law license suspended and facing a trial and legislative sanctions for allegedly leaking secret grand jury information.

This announcement comes a week after Shapiro’s swearing in as Montgomery County Commissioner for a second term. Shapiro is the fourth candidate vying for the position of AG in the Democratic Primary. His opponents include Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr., former federal prosecutor from Delaware County, Jack Stollsteimer and former Allegheny County councilman, David Fawcett.