WATCH: Brian Sims announces run for Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania – ‘we need adults in the room’
Brian Sims (Screen Capture)

In 2012 attorney and civil rights activist Brian Sims became Pennsylvania's first openly-gay elected state lawmaker. He is now running to be the Keystone State's Lt. Governor.

"I'M RUNNING," Sims, a Democrat, says on Facebook "After 10 years in the State House, I've taken the lessons that my parents taught me and reinforced them in my work as a legislator: to take responsibility, commit to service, be courageous, and push for fairness."

Sims first made national history by becoming the first NCAA football captain to come out as gay.

“We need adults in the room," Sims says in the announcement for his 2022 run, "and I want to bring bold visionary leadership based on lived experience and shared values to the Commonwealth."

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