Dave White, a businessman and former Delaware County council member, will bring his campaign for the Republican gubernatorial nomination to Lebanon County on Friday.

He is one of six declared candidates for the GOP ballot spot in the May 2022 primary. At least two others are rumored to be interested.

The 60-year-old White is touting decades as a third-generation union pipefitter before starting his mechanical contracting company, DWD Mechanical, in 2005.

White served as a Ridley Township commissioner and was appointed to Delaware County Council in 2012. He was elected to a four-year term on council in 2013, but lost a bid for a second term in 2017.

According to his website, “Dave understands that the Republican Party is the party of the working Pennsylvanian. That is why he was a supporter of President Donald J. Trump’s America First agenda. President Trump’s agenda cemented the Republican Party’s position as the party of hardworking Americans. President Trump put American workers first by supporting the development of domestic energy production, renegotiating the unfair NAFTA agreement and successfully working with Congress to pass the USMCA. Dave plans to bring the same pro-business, pro-worker agenda to Pennsylvania to uncork the potential of our commonwealth.”

White’s local stop is part of his “‘Less Talk, More Action’ Listening Tour.”

Casey Long, the event’s organizer, said White’s Friday afternoon schedule tentatively looked like this at press time:

  • 2:30 p.m. at Hoaster/Gebhard Insurance Agency, with state Senator Chris Gebhard.
  • 3 p.m. at Weaber Lumber in Mount Wilson.
  • 4 p.m. at the Lebanon Farmers’ Market with Lebanon Mayor Sherry Capello.
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Chris Coyle writes primarily on government, the courts, and business. He retired as an attorney at the end of 2018, after concentrating for nearly four decades on civil and criminal litigation and trials. A career highlight was successfully defending a retired Pennsylvania state trooper who was accused,...