Jason Richey, Republican Attorney In Pittsburgh, Says He’s The Strongest Candidate For Governor

Jason Richey, Republican Attorney In Pittsburgh, Says He’s The Strongest Candidate For Governor

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A local Republican attorney says he’s the strongest candidate for governor of Pennsylvania. Ten Republicans, so far, are looking to run for governor next year. None of them are particularly well known yet, and almost all of them come from eastern or central Pennsylvania. READ MORE: That’s why Jason Richey, a partner in a highly respected Pittsburgh law firm, thinks he’s the odds-on favorite to win. (Photo Credit: Jason Richey) An All-American college wrestler from Aliquippa, Richey said his blue-collar roots, success as an attorney and western Pennsylvania geography are a winning combination for victory in the Republican primary next May. Richey said the presence of so many candidates on the ballot from outside this region and “Allegheny County” after his name on the ballot make him a formidable candidate in a crowded field. And he said his campaign will focus on reversing what he calls a 50-year economic decline in Pennsylvania, so that young people like his three sons can find jobs locally to stay in the region. “My dad was a mechanic,” Richey told KDKA political editor Jon Delano. “My mom was a girls basketball coach at Aliquippa, a public school teacher. Grew up at a time when the steel mills were failing, families were breaking up. People were searching for jobs. So I know the importance for the family unit of having secure jobs.” Richey said this region needs representation in Harrisburg. “It’s very important, in my view, that we have someone from […]

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