Aryanna Berringer, a former Kennett Square resident and Iraq War veteran, has joined the race for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor, writes Chris Barber for The Pottstown Mercury.
Berringer, who lived in Chester County while her children attended Greenwood Elementary School, is seeking the 2018 Pennsylvania Democratic lieutenant governor nomination.
The 34-year-old lives in Murrysville in suburban Pittsburgh and currently runs the nonprofit American Nutritional Security with her husband, political consultant Daren Berringer. The organization advocates for fresh and local food in schools.
Five years ago, Berringer whose last name was then Strader, ran as the Democratic candidate against Republican U.S. representative Joe Pitts. This time, Berringer is running against the current lieutenant governor, Michael Stack.
Stack has announced his intention to run again, despite an ongoing investigation into his decision to have state troopers guard the governor’s mansion. But he is facing a tough race, as Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone is also running.
Berringer says she wants to be a lieutenant governor who actively advocates for nutritional education.
“I never got an education in nutrition,” she said. “I realized that lots of kids aren’t getting nutrition education now. In fact, one-third of kids 17 to 24 are unfit for military service because of obesity.”
Read more about Aryanna Berringer in The Pottstown Mercury here.