Today, Jay Sweeney officially announced his candidacy for state legislature in Pennsylvania’s 111th district as a Green. He has run a few times before, garnering as much as 17.5 percent of the vote, and he was elected as the Auditor of Falls Township in 2009. From the Wyoming County Press Examiner:
Green Party candidate Jay Sweeney announced Tuesday that he is once again running for state representative in the 111th District…
The 111th District covers parts of Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties.
Sweeney, 57, of Falls, said he was on the fence about taking on another campaign.
“The Marcellus shale is a big issue. I wasn’t going to run, but with this issue someone has to do it,” he said.