Dr. Rick Saccone for lieutenant
Governor of Pennsylvania


Honest and trustworthy conservative who stands with and for the people!

Meet Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania Candidate Dr. Rick Saccone

Rick Saccone was elected four times to the PA House of Representatives and ran for Congress in 2018. Before that he spent a career in the USAF as a Counterintelligence Officer and Special Agent, conducting felony criminal, fraud, and counterintelligence investigations and operations worldwide.


Dr. Rick Saccone spent most of his career assigned overseas, home-based in South Korea but traveling throughout Asia. During a return assignment to Los Angeles Air Force Station, he worked with an anti-terrorist task force for the 1984 Olympics in LA. Following that he moved to Monterey and graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School with an M.A. in National Security Affairs and from the Defense Language Institute, studying Korean, before returning to Seoul. Dr. Rick Saccone became the Chief of Counterintelligence for the USAF in Korea and worked on the counter-terror task force for the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. He also Commanded a Special Investigative Detachment and, as the chief liaison officer in the national capital, worked closely with ten different foreign government agencies and as many U.S. agencies. He received several awards from the Korean and American governments and two Meritorious Service medals from the USAF. Along the way, he wrote scores of culture and travel articles for a local paper in Seoul and began writing books about the history, travel, and culture of South Korea to share his experiences with others. He appeared on the Korean episode on the Popular PBS show Full Circle with celebrity Michael Palin. He also taught English at several Korean institutes in his spare time.


After retiring from the USAF, Rick Saccone stayed in South Korea to work as a TV news anchor on an English language station and took several jobs working for Korean and American companies in Seoul and Central America before returning to the U.S. to begin work on his Ph.D. During this period, he was asked to represent an international organization in North Korea building nuclear power plants as part of the Agreed Framework negotiated under the Clinton Administration. As the only American living in North Korea at the time, he gained valuable diplomatic experience working and successfully negotiating with North Koreans, resulting in two books about that enigmatic country, including “Negotiating with North Korea,” and “Living with the Enemy: Inside North Korea.”


Dr. Rick Saccone returned to complete his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh and continue teaching International Affairs and Political Science for a total of 21 years at St Vincent College. During that time, the war in Iraq began and Saccone decided to take his turn offering his years of interrogation and counterintelligence experience. Assigned to the U.S. Army as a civilian, he served in Baghdad and in the hotspot of Mosul, as a Senior Counterintelligence Agent identifying, capturing, and interrogating insurgents.


Since returning from Iraq, Saccone has enjoyed an academic fellowship to Israel as a Fellow for the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy, a Fulbright-Hays summer scholarship to Egypt studying history and politics, and an education and research scholarship to Africa. He has traveled to 79 countries and authored ten books on North and South Korea, with his eighth book on Iraq, and his tenth book entitled “Our Godly Heritage: From William Penn to Donald Trump” documents the Godly heritage of our founding and our founding fathers.


He has written numerous articles concerning international politics and culture published in major newspapers and magazines. He is a member of the VFW, AMVETS, American Legion, and a life member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Firearms Owners Against Crime (FOAC).


Dr. Rick Saccone now spends his time traveling and writing about politics, life, and our Godly heritage. He has recently opened the Constitution & Godly Heritage Discovery Center in Elizabeth Pa, celebrating our founding and the founders.


Dr. Rick Saccone has been married to Yong Saccone for 42 years and has two children, Nick & Matthew, both graduates of the Virginia Military Institute as Civil Engineers. Nick is currently a Lt Col in the USAF, and Matt is a Captain.

A Message From Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania Candidate Dr. Rick Saccone

Hi, I'm Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania Candidate Dr. Rick Saccone. I was born and raised in western Pennsylvania, from a family with four generations of veterans. I know the value of hard work, truth, and the plight of the average citizen. I'm not a politician, but a public servant with a lifetime record of serving our country and our community. In times of great discord, we must send the most experienced, qualified person to high office. I am the clear choice in this election.


My career as a military officer, accomplishments in the state legislature, uniquely distinctive diplomatic work in North Korea, Ph.D. in international relations, 21 years of teaching, author of 10 books, traveled to 79 countries, and efforts to give back to our community, as well as success in International Business, sets me apart from all others. Specifically, my accomplishments in the state legislature, bringing the castle doctrine to Pennsylvania, strengthening the pro-life agenda, enacting welfare reform, and advancing veterans issues while holding the line against taxes and promoting property tax reform are unsurpassed. I parlayed a number of bipartisan successes, including my legislation, allowing those unfairly penalized with driver's license suspensions to return to work and become productive citizens again.


Folks, our state is under assault from left-wing radicals determined to destroy our Constitution and our hometown values. Don't be misled by leftist cancel culture and fake news media. Stand with me. I will work hard for you as Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania on the issues important to us, like the Castle Doctrine, Pro-Life, school property tax elimination, school mask mandates, election integrity, veterans affairs, welfare reform, tax reform, energy, cancel culture, opioids, and religious liberty. I will defeat the attack on our energy industry and will push back on the cancel culture trying to discredit those like me, who profess our traditional values and our belief in God. I am known as a defender of our Constitution, which is especially important as our first and second amendment rights are under continued assault. From Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania Dr. Rick Saccone, you can expect straight talk and advocacy for all Pennsylvanians. And I promise the only flag that will hang over my balcony in Harrisburg is the American flag. I come here with an offer to serve you faithfully for four years. Join our team. God bless.


Sincerely,

Dr. Rick Saccone Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania candidate


***Military references do not infer DOD endorsement***