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Green Party candidate Michael Bagdes-Canning bids for Lieutenant Governor


Michael Bagdes-Canning will seek the nomination of the Green Party of Pennsylvania for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania.
Bagdes-Canning is a husband, father, and grandfather living in Cherry Valley Borough, Butler County, where he has held elected office as mayor for 33 years. He is a retired teacher, who has spent almost 36 years in the classroom, the last 29 teaching delinquent and dependent boys.
He served as president, vice president, and building representative in his local. Bagdes-Canning serves on boards of several community organizations and is a cofounder of Marcellus Outreach Butler (Butler County), a cofounder of the Better Path Coalition (PA), and he works with Beyond Extreme Energy (national).

“After reading the most recent IPCC Report (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and hearing the totally inadequate response from our local, state, and national leaders to its findings, I could no longer sit by. Using the invasion of Ukraine as a pretext for more drilling, more pipes, and more export facilities is madness,” said Bagdes-Canning. “We can’t afford that kind of misleadership.”
Bagdes-Canning said he will work with other Greens seeking office. “Our plans will reflect the interests of the poor and working class of Pennsylvania. I’m thrilled to be running with fighters. The people of Pennsylvania deserve a government that serves them, not the rich.”