Somerset mayor running for governor

Somerset Mayor Alan Keck filed as a candidate for the 2023 governor’s race on Monday afternoon.

A Republican, Keck, who is 37 years old, joins an already crowded field of GOP contenders.

It had been speculated for some time that Keck would run for the state’s highest office.

In June, Keck, who recently won re-election as mayor, told statewide media outlets he was strongly considering running but was keeping a watch on the list of candidates.