Montco commissioners chief to seek state attorney general’s office

     Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

    Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

    A former state lawmaker who heads Pennsylvania’s third most populous county says he’s running for state attorney general.

    Josh Shapiro said Monday that he’ll make a formal campaign announcement Tuesday.

    The 42-year-old Democrat is chairman of Montgomery County’s commissioners.

    He also is Gov. Tom Wolf’s appointee atop the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

    He’s joining a crowded field of would-be candidates vying to succeed the embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane in the November election.

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