Pennsylvania’s former auditor general Eugene DePasquale announces run for state attorney general in 2024

  • Two-time Pennsylvania Comptroller General and former independent financial overseer Eugene DePasquale has announced that he will run for the state’s next attorney general in the 2024 election.
  • Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro appointed Michelle Henry as Secretary of State when he took office.
  • Henry is unlikely to run for office in 2024, but De Pasquale is unlikely to be the only Democratic candidate running for the office.

Eugene DePasquale, the former two-term Pennsylvania Comptroller General, announced Thursday that he will run for state attorney general in the 2024 election.

De Pasquale is the first candidate to announce his nomination and is unlikely to be the only Democrat to seek the party’s nomination.

De Pasquale, 51, won the statewide Comptroller General election twice and served as Pennsylvania’s independently elected Financial Oversight Commissioner from 2013 to 2020.

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He unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2020 in Republican-leaning congressional districts, including Harrisburg and DePasquale’s hometown of York.

Mr. DePasquale got into politics early as York County Democratic Party chairman and later served three terms in the state House of Representatives. He is the grandson of the late Pittsburgh City Council Chairman Eugene “Jeep” DePasquale.

Former Pennsylvania Comptroller General Eugene DePasquale speaks at a Democratic fundraiser in Philadelphia on November 1, 2019. De Pasquale has announced that he will run for the state’s next Attorney General in the 2024 election. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

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After taking office in January, Gov. Josh Shapiro appointed Michelle Henry to complete the remaining two years of her term as Attorney General.

Throughout Shapiro’s six-year term as Attorney General, Henry served as an assistant district attorney for Bucks County, responsible for some of the county’s most high-profile crimes.


Henry told a state Senate committee that he has no intention of running for office in 2024.

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