Chester County Commissioner Carol Aichele confirmed this week that she is planning to run for lieutenant governor.

Aichele, in her second term as a Republican county commissioner, on Monday said she had formed an organization to begin a run for the second-highest elected post in the state next year.

State Sen. Joseph Scarnati (R., Jefferson) is completing the term of Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll, who died in November of cancer. - AP