By Charles Zinn
Linglestown Gazette intern
LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP – Republican candidate governor Paul Mango was the guest speaker Monday evening at the Tea Party Patriots of Central PA meeting held at New Love in Christ Church on Jonestown Road.
Mango, a businessman from the Pittsburgh area, gave an overview on why he’s running and why he is the best fit for the job.
He shared his frustration with the way Gov. Tom Wolf is running the state, saying the current health care system is a failure in part because it locks lower-class families into poverty. He also emphasized the lack of care and leadership given to the 70,000 employees working for the state.
When asked why he ran, Mango said in a video posted below that he has an obligation to give back to his country and wished to do so through serving as governor.
He mentioned two key aspects on what makes him different from the other Republican candidates running for governor: He is the only candidate who has a complete plan on what he will do if elected, and he is the only candidate who has left their job to run.
During a question-and-answer session, Mango discussed how modern-day school systems are built to prevent students from succeeding, and how he wants to create a system of mentors that would help lead and direct students to succeed.
He said he wants to help create more organizations and events that the community can get involved in to help combat the suicide rate and drug abuse in Pennsylvania.
Primary election day is Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Pictured above is Paul Mango on left and Charles Zinn, a senior at Harrisburg Christian School who is doing a one-week internship with Linglestown Gazette.