Montgomery County commissioner Josh Shapiro to run for Pennsylvania attorney general

Josh Shapiro, Chairman of the Montgomery County Commission, speaks during a press conference on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

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

Josh Shapiro told The Associated Press on 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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