The Republican race for the nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s re-election bid drew a third contestant Tuesday with the entry of Laura Ellsworth, a lawyer who ran her firm’s office in Pittsburgh and has played a prominent role in steering the city’s civic and business institutions. It is the 59–year-old Ellsworth’s first run for public office, after years spent raising money for Republican candidates and serving in prominent positions at the intersection of public policy and the private sector, including gubernatorial appointments.
Her campaign is casting her as a no-nonsense problem solver for a state government driven by dysfunction and a state economy that’s been one of the slowest growing in recent decades.
Ellsworth says “The No. 1 issue for us is going to be jobs and improving the economic climate in Pennsylvania.”
Source: Local News