As released by Brad Koplinski:

Brad Koplinski To Announce Candidacy For Lieutenant Governor

Will Be A Voice For Pennsylvania’s Municipalities

On Monday, February 4th at Noon, Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski will announce his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor.

The platform of his campaign will be to help Pennsylvania’s municipalities make their own decisions without being dictated to by the Governor and the State Legislature.

“Pennsylvania’s municipalities are in trouble. They are spending more money than they are taking in. Their infrastructures are crumbling. They are not allowed to generate their own revenue without asking for permission from the Governor and the Legislature. Having fought Governor Corbett in determining the best course for Harrisburg, I want to be able to continue that fight on behalf of all of our cities, towns and boroughs.”

The Lieutenant Governor is the head of the Local Government Advisory Committee, which has the ability to make fundamental change in the way the state works with its municipalities. Koplinski will work from day one to make sure that the Committee takes action to give municipalities the tools they need to give them autonomy so they are not under the thumb of the Governor and the Legislature.

Brad Koplinski has been a Harrisburg City Councilman for the last five years. He is also an attorney and has worked in some of the most important Democratic campaigns in recent Pennsylvania history. He was Statewide Political Director for Senator Arlen Specter’s 2010 U.S. Senate effort, Central Pennsylvania Political Director for Senator Hillary Clinton in her 2008 Presidential campaign and Controller for the 2008 Obama-Biden Pennsylvania campaign.

The announcement will take place in the East Wing Rotunda at the Pennsylvania State Capitol at Noon on Monday, February 4th.