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Brad Koplinski Announces Candidacy For Lieutenant
Voice For Pennsylvania’s Municipalities
HARRISBURG: Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski, much
of whose public life has been spent dealing with the adversity facing
the City of Harrisburg, today announced that he is seeking the
Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor. The
Lieutenant Governor is the Chair of the Local Government Advisory
Committee, which makes vital decisions that affect the future of
Koplinski pointed out that
the challenges Harrisburg has faced, and continues to face, are not
just the concerns of the Capital City. "They represent an unfair
system of taxation, crumbling infrastructure and failure of state
government to do everything it could to make our municipalities able
to make their own decisions and help themselves," he said.
“Dealing with the same adversity so many of the Commonwealth's
communities are facing has steeled my resolve to help find solutions
to the many challenges Pennsylvania's municipalities, large and small,
must face on a daily basis," said Koplinski. "I intend to be the voice
for reasonable but essential reforms on behalf of cities, towns and
boroughs in the next administration."
for municipalities to have greater freedom in generating revenue,
better assistance with infrastructure funding, and municipal pension
reform. He also hit Governor Corbett’s positions on Marcellus Shale,
lottery and liquor store privatization, cuts to education. He also
advocated for marriage equality in Pennsylvania as a goal by the end
of his first term.
Koplinski said he will go to every
county and speak with and listen to Pennsylvanians in every corner of
the state. "I am excited about this endeavor and believe we can make
real change in Pennsylvania to help our citizens and our state”
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.
website for the campaign is www.Koplinski2014.com.
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