Afro American Lt Gov Candidates From Both Parties In Pa
By Bob Small
According to the University of Virginia Center for Politics, almost half the states elect lieutenant governors separately from governors. This can lead to governors being from the other party than lieutenant governor though not normally in Pennsylvania.
Politics1.com lists 13 Candidates for lieutenant governor, 11 men and two women, nine of whom are Republican along with four Democrats. This includes the current incumbent Democrat, John Fetterman, who is also a candidate for US Senate. About half of these candidates are current or former state representatives.
Pennsylvania has never elected an Afro-American as lieutenant governor.
Among the Afro-American candidates who are seeking to break the color barrier at this office in 2022 are; Austin Davis, a state rep from Mon Valley whom Democrat gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro has endorsed; Republican Chris Frye who is the first Afro-American Mayor of New Castle, Pa. in it’s 200 year history and is e is pro-life, anti CRT, and believes in less government and more faith; and Republican and Hatboro resident James Jones , a Navy veteran and the founder of Silverback Commodities, who describes himself as a pro-life Christian constitutionalist and “Frederick Douglas Conservative.”