The Pennsylvania state legislator who stoked outrage in 2019 when he harassed an elderly woman and attempted to dox two Christian girls for praying at a Planned Parenthood announced Monday he is running for lieutenant governor.
Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims, a Democrat who represents a portion of downtown Philadelphia and became the first openly gay member of the State Legislature in 2012, released a video earlier this week announcing his candidacy.
Both the governor and lieutenant governor are separately elected offices in Pennsylvania primaries, and current Democratic Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has said he will be vacating the office in 2022 to run for Sen. Pat Toomey’s (R-PA) seat in Congress.
“I think every day about the values my Army officer parents instilled in me. To take responsibility, to show empathy, to have courage and to be authentic,” Sims said in his announcement. “I want to put those values to the direct service