Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
Lancaster County Commissioner since 2008, Lehman has a long history of civic service in Lancaster County. He is currently on the Leadership Council of the Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness, a member of the Lancaster County Conservation District Board, and part of the Lancaster Partnership for Public Health. He has been active in the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, serving on its Economic Development Committee, as Vice-President, and as President. As President of the County Commissioners Association, Lehman visited all 67 counties in the state and, he says, started thinking about the Lt. Gov. post. In his earlier career, the 54-year old Lehman spent 15 years in Harrisburg as a budget analyst in the state House and later served as Lancaster City Controller. He points to that experience as strong preparation for partnering with Gov. Wolf to put Pennsylvania on “more sound fiscal footing.”
In his role as county commissioner, Lehman has advocated for homeless veterans, overseen a significant decline in the local jail population as a member of the Lancaster Prison Board, and supported the Re-Entry Management program for those leaving prison. Lehman lists his work against statewide gerrymandering and for automatic voter registration and paper ballots as among his key issues, as well as farmland preservation across the state.
Born in Manheim and raised in Mt. Joy, Lehman served four years in the U.S. Navy after high school. He later graduated with a degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University and has a Master’s in Policy Analysis from Penn State. He currently lives in Lancaster with his wife and two children.