Following up on a slew of endorsement announcements from fellow Democrats Allyson Schwartz and Rob McCord last week, gubernatorial hopeful Katie McGinty today announced support from two Western Pa Dems, including Tony DeLuca of Penn Hills.
Statement below the jump:
PHILADELPHIA -- State Representatives Tony DeLuca (D-Allegheny County) and Peter J. Daley, II (D-Fayette County) today endorsed Katie McGinty for Governor. DeLuca and Daley praised McGinty for being a problem-solver who has a record of creating jobs while protecting the environment.
"I worked closely with Katie McGinty when she was DEP Secretary and I saw firsthand her commitment to turning challenges into opportunities that created jobs and strengthened the middle class," DeLuca said. "Katie will be a terrific governor because she knows how to solve difficult challenges while growing our economy."
"You can trust Katie McGinty when she says that she will create jobs while protecting the environment because that is exactly what she has done her entire career," Daley said. "I am proud to endorse Katie because she has demonstrated that she will focus on creating jobs and rebuilding Pennsylvania's middle class."
DeLuca has represented the 32nd District located in the eastern suburbs of Allegheny County since 1983, and currently serves as Democratic Chairman of the Insurance Committee. Daley has represented the 49th District located in parts of Fayette and Washington Counties since 1983, and currently serves as Democratic Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Committee.
"I am proud to receive the endorsement of two distinguished Representatives like Tony DeLuca and Pete Daley," McGinty said. "I look forward to working with Tony and Pete to reverse Governor Tom Corbett's reckless policies so that we can put Pennsylvanians back to work while restoring Corbett's devastating education cuts."
McGinty has been endorsed by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85, numerous national environmental leaders, and Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council President Pat Gillespie.