Wexford, PA – Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai, the Pennsylvania Legislature’s most prominent budget hawk, will run for governor.

Turzai says he’ll seek the Republican nomination in May’s primary election to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

58-year-old Turzai is from suburban Pittsburgh says he will not run for his House seat if he wins the primary, and intends to remain speaker during the campaign.

Find more about PA House Speaker Mike Turzai at his government website.

This is now a four-person Republican primary for the governor’s seat. Also running are York County state Sen. Scott Wagner and two first-time candidates from the Pittsburgh area. They are former health care systems consultant Paul Mango and lawyer Laura Ellsworth.

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