Jay Paterno is one of six candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in the primary election.
Paterno, of College Township and a son of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, filed his nominating petition Tuesday. It’s Paterno’s first foray into public office.
Paterno, 45, worked as an assistant for his father through 2011, and he was not kept on by new coach Bill O’Brien when he replaced Joe Paterno in 2012.
In addition to Jay Paterno, the Democratic field in the primary will consist of:
The current lieutenant governor, Republican Jim Cawley, will run unopposed in the primary.