(WHTM) – A fourth Democrat has entered the race to be Pennsylvania’s next Attorney General.
State Representative Jared Solomon of Philadelphia says he is entering the crowded primary race. On Monday, his campaign website was updated with information regarding his candidacy.
An Army Reserve JAG officer, Solomon was first elected to the State House in 2016 when he defeated incumbent Mark Cohen in the 2016 primary election. Solomon has run unopposed in each primary and general election since the 2016 primary to represent the 202nd District.
“I am running for Attorney General because we need a fighter for all Pennsylvanians,” Solomon said. “With so much at stake from attacks on our fundamental freedoms to the opioid epidemic, there is nothing more important than having an Attorney General with a track record of standing up to special interests, fighting for our shared values, and making our neighborhoods safer.”
According to Solomon’s campaign, he’s received endorsements from Majority Leader Matt Bradford, Whip Dan Miller, and 16 other legislators.
“I couldn’t be more honored to have the support of so many of my Democratic colleagues from across so many regions of Pennsylvania,” Solomon said. “Together we have fought to protect fundamental voting and abortion rights, take on the gun lobby, defend workers’ rights, and reform our criminal justice system. In the Attorney General’s office, I will be ready on day one to continue that work.”
Solomon currently chairs the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness committee and serves on both the Health and State Government committees.
York County District Attorney Dave Sunday is the only Republican who hsa publicly announced their intention to run for Attorney General.
Current Attorney General Michelle Henry has said she will not run in 2024 after replacing Josh Shapiro when he was elected Governor.
The 2024 Pennsylvania Attorney General primary election is on April 23 and the general election will be held on Nov. 5, 2024.