HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Sources tell abc27’s Capitol Reporter Dennis Owens, former Speaker of the Pa. House Mike Turzai is entering the race for Pa. Governor on the Republican ticket.

Turzai was a Representative in the Pa. House from 2001 to June of 2020 when he resigned after deciding not to run for re-election. Turzai was Speaker of the House starting in 2015, he was also the House Majority Leader from 2011 to 2014.

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Turzai becomes the 12th Republican to announce their candidacy for the 2022 governor’s race. President Pro Tempore Senator Jake Corman announced his candidacy earlier this week.