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Dentist running as Independent

| Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

A Greensburg dentist is a candidate in the race for the 39th District senatorial seat.

Ron Gazze, 62, has submitted enough signatures on a petition to be on the November ballot as an Independent candidate.

He will face incumbent Kim Ward, a Republican in her first term. She is running as both a Republican and Democrat.

Gazze said he wanted to give voters a choice since Ward had been running unopposed.

Gazze said he wants to see term limits, a reduction in the number of lawmakers in the Legislature and campaign finance reform.

If elected, he said he will continue working part-time in his dental practice on East Otterman Street.

He plans to spend less than $2,000 to campaign, Gazze said.

The married father of two ran unsuccessfully for Westmoreland County commissioner and state representative.

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