Wagner Death Penalty
By Scott Wagner
It has been a blur of time since I announced my candidacy back on Jan. 11.
I have been extremely busy traveling around the Commonwealth meeting people, and learning issues that are important to them.
People keep asking me what my campaign is about and what is my plan to beat Governor Wolf.
If you are interested in learning more about my plan and activities as I travel around our great Commonwealth, please visit my website by clicking here: www.wagnerforgov.com.
My calendar is packed with events, meetings, and fundraising events until the end of the year and we continue to add more each week.
I am not running to be the next Governor of Pennsylvania because I think the job is fun or I need something to do – I am on a mission to make Pennsylvania greater than it is today.
Each and every day as I meet people and business owners across Pennsylvania I become more energized to clean up Harrisburg and solve problems and seize opportunities.
One question which a few people have asked is: “What has Scott done since he arrived in Harrisburg, he doesn’t to seem to have accomplished much?”
It might be important to some Pennsylvanians to have a legislator who introduces hundreds of pieces of legislation that just clog the system in Harrisburg.
I was not elected to introduce meaningless legislation every day so I feel good and it impresses my constituents.
I made a decision to run for Governor because I witnessed first-hand as soon as I arrived in Harrisburg in April of 2014 the dysfunction that is blocking Pennsylvania from moving forward.
Ask yourself this question – “Are you better off today since Governor Wolf has been in office”?
If you want school taxes eliminated, better high paying jobs, less regulations, better treatment of veterans and seniors, to name a few examples, then please consider supporting me.
Harrisburg is screaming for a Governor who understands the private sector business world and issues that affect jobs being eliminated, or issues that affect jobs from being created – I am a private sector business owner who started several businesses from scratch – I know the issues inside and out affecting businesses that employ Pennsylvanians.
Harrisburg is screaming for a Governor who is a proven leader and is a visionary.
Harrisburg is screaming for a Governor who understands the importance of people, promotes communication, building teams, setting goals, measuring success or failure – people want to know how well they are doing and to be a part of something great.
Harrisburg is screaming for a Governor who can and will solve the issues in Pennsylvania.
That leads me to the single largest issue in Pennsylvania, and that is the heroin and opioid crisis.
Shortly after I was sworn into the State Senate, I was supplied first-hand information on the heroin and opioid crisis in Pennsylvania.
In July of 2014, The York County Heroin Task Force was formed by David Sunday from the York County District Attorney’s office, York County Coroner Pam Gay, law enforcement officials, community leaders and victims relatives.
What I have learned since joining the Senate, and what I continue to learn each and every day about this crisis leads me to be willing to estimate the cost to Pennsylvania’s citizens and businesses – minimum $25 billion annually and rising.
When I become Governor, I will have an emergency meeting with the district attorneys and law enforcement officials from across the state to determine what I can do as the governor of Pennsylvania to assist them to deal with this crisis.
The heroin crisis is getting worse by the day and it needs action immediately.
There is another issue in Pennsylvania, and that is the issue of the death penalty – within weeks after Governor Wolf took office in 2015, he imposed a moratorium on the current death penalty in our state.
I pledge to the law enforcement community that within the first three days that I am sworn in as the next Governor of Pennsylvania, I will reverse by executive order, the moratorium on the death penalty imposed by Tom Wolf.
If we expect law enforcement folks to be on the front line battling violent drug dealers and other ruthless criminals and killers, I will be the first person to stand up and give them back the death penalty.