Nina Ahmad, a trained scientist, most recently a deputy mayor of Philadelphia, states that she is running for lieutenant governor to restore integrity to the office. Besides that, there are no women and no people of color in state offices.
She feels that her work in the mayor’s office has shown that she is open to all strata of the population, and she would like to bring this approach to the state office. She has worked in the past for the rights of women and to combat sexual harassment.
The main job of the lt. governor is to be the understudy of the governor, which means becoming familiar with the all the workings of the state government. The officer also presides over the state senate and serves on several state boards, in particular the Board of Pardons. In this latter role, she hopes to affect some training of convicts to combat recidivism after release.