Senate contender John Vernon campaigns in Erie

   August 29, 2011 1:09 pm

 

Republican John Vernon, of Mansfield (Tioga County), Pa., is campaigning in Erie today ahead of his planned mid-September announcement that he will be running for U.S. Senate in 2012.

Vernon, 51, a retired U.S. Army colonel, said he is on a “listening tour” that includes his first trip here.

“I believe that to be a good legislator, you have to be a good listener,” he said during a visit to the Erie Times-News.

Vernon, a fiscal and social conservative, was accompanied by his wife, Diana Vernon, and Verel Salmon, chairman of the Erie County Republican Party.

Vernon will be seeking U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s seat.

— John Guerriero

 

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