Democrat John Hanger to launch his 2014 Pa. gubernatorial bid on Wednesday
By JAN MURPHY, The Patriot-News
Count John Hanger in for the 2014 governor's race.
Hanger, a 55-year-old Harrisburg lawyer, will make a stop in Harrisburg on Wednesday to announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor. Hanger will appear at 2 p.m. at the East Entrance to the state Capitol, or inside the East Wing Rotunda in the event of inclement weather.
He will start the day on Wednesday with a stop in Philadelphia and travel to Harrisburg by school bus in a symbolic sign of his commitment to public education.
He will be traveling to Pittsburgh on Thursday to make his announcement there.
Hanger, 55, served on the state Public Utility Commission for five years in the 1990s and headed the Department of Environmental Protection under Rendell for nearly three years. He also was the founding president of the environmental group Penn Future.
He is one of more than a handful Democrats who have expressed interest in challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in 2014.