Another player in the Harrisburg debt crisis intends to seek office.

Tucker Arensburg PC attorney Kenneth Lee, who represented Mayor Linda Thompson in her opposition to the City Council’s bankruptcy filing, said he will run for the U.S. House seat that Republican incumbent Todd Platts is vacating.

“I never thought this opportunity would arise and the support I’ve gotten from Democrats and Republicans has been amazing,” said Lee, a Democrat who called his candidacy “a wonderful opportunity to give a voice and brag about a wonderful part of the country.”

Lee argued before Judge Mary France of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg on Nov. 23 that the City Council’s bankruptcy filing without the mayor’s approval was illegal.

France nullified the bankruptcy filing, which the council is appealing.

Former City Council President Gloria Martin-Roberts and current vice president Patty Kim are running as Democrats for state representative in the 103rd District, which Democrat Ron Buxton is vacating.

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