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Scott Wagner set to announce campaign for governorYork state senator to hold six events Wednesday and Thursday

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Making official what many expected, York County State Sen. Scott Wagner is planning to announce this week that he's running for governor of Pennsylvania in 2018.

The business owner and elected official said he plans to make six campaign stops across the state this Wednesday and Thursday to make the announcement, according to a press release from Wagner’s representatives.

The first appearance will be at the business he owns, Penn Waste Inc. in Manchester Township.

Wagner said in a statement, “I’m excited to start this campaign at these small businesses in every corner of the state. I look forward to sharing my vision of how to reform Harrisburg and restore economic opportunity” in Pennsylvania, he said.

The York Republican represents the York-area 28th state senatorial district in Harrisburg and has clashed often with Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat who also is from York County.

The planned locations for the events are:


Penn Waste, 3885 N. George St. Ext., Manchester, 9 a.m.

Worth & Co. Inc., 6263 Kellers Church Road, Pipersville, 12:30 p.m.

Gilberton Power Co., 50 Eleanor Drive, Frackville, 3:15 p.m.


Pacifico Bakery, 1208 Fifth Ave., Altoona, 9 a.m.

Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. Inc., 4565 William Penn Highway, Murrysville, 12:30 p.m.

Maple Donuts factory, 10307 Hall Ave., Lake City, 3:15 p.m.

The events are at full capacity and are not open to the public, the statement from Wagner’s office said.

Wolf is in his first term as Pennsylvania's governor.

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