Jay Paterno, Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor to appear on PCN for interviews

Candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in the primary election will appear on PCN TV’s “On the Issues” segment in the next few days.

The first candidate to appear is College Township resident and former Penn State assistant coach Jay Paterno, who is in the middle of a challenge from one of the six candidates to have his name taken off the ballot. The episode with Paterno will air at 5 p.m. Friday on PCN.

Fellow Democratic nominee candidate Brad Koplinski has objected to some of the signatures on the nomination petitions that Paterno filed to get on the ballot.

Koplinski argues the signatures aren’t valid and that Paterno will not have the required amount to get on the ballot.

A hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday in front of the Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg.

Koplinski is a city councilman from Harrisburg, and his interview with PCN will appear at 8 p.m. Monday.

PNC has lined up two more candidates for the show: former U.S. Rep. Mark Critz, of Johnstown, on Tuesday and Brandon Neuman, a state representative from Washington County, on Wednesday. Both shows will air at 8 p.m.

The two other candidates, state Sen. Mike Stack, of Philadelphia, and Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith, were invited, but their participation in an interview has not been confirmed, a PCN employee said.