Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Endorsements in November General Election

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder today re-affirmed the endorsement of President Barack Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden by the AFL-CIO in March of this year and the endorsement today of  U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey for re-election in November. They also announced the endorsements for statewide row offices and for candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives, the Pennsylvania State Senate, and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

"Every one of these candidates, from the top of the ticket to the bottom of the ticket, are very strong supporters of working men, women, and their families," Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale said.  "They have stood with us on the issues that will further grow our economy and expand our middle class, including:  protecting and creating good jobs; collective bargaining rights; public education; community services and retirement security," Bloomingdale added. 

"They share our values and our vision for jobs, progress, shared sacrifice, and respect for the value of work and for working families. This election is our opportunity to keep moving forward, toward economic recovery and an economy that works for all not just the few," Bloomingdale concluded.  

"We take our endorsements very seriously," Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder added. "They are based on the voting records and the positions of the candidates on the issues involving good public policy, not political parties. These candidates have earned our support by standing with us and our unions in meeting the most difficult economic challenges and attacks we have faced in decades," Snyder said.  

"It's now boots on the ground as we travel the Commonwealth supporting the full slate, and the fact that the road to the White House goes through Pennsylvania," Bloomingdale concluded. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is the largest labor organization in the state, representing over 800,000 union workers and their families.

Below: Pennsylvania AFL-CIO endorsements

2012 Endorsements
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

PA Attorney General

Kathleen Kane

D

PA Auditor General

Eugene DePasquale

D

PA State Treasurer

Rob McCord*

D




US Senate

Bob Casey*

D




U.S. Congress



1

Robert Brady*

D

2

Chaka Fattah*

D

4

Harry Perkinson

D

5

Charles Dumas

D

6

Manan Trivedi

D

8

Kathy Boockvar

D

10

Philip Scollo

D

11

Gene Stilp

D

12

Mark Critz*

D

13

Allyson Schwartz*

D

14

Mike Doyle*

D

15

Rick Daugherty

D

16

Aryanna Strader

D

17

Matthew Cartwright

D




PA Senate



1

Lawrence Farnese, Jr.*

D

3

Shirley Kitchen*

D

5

Mike Stack*

D

7

Vincent Hughes*

D

11

Judith Schwank*

D

13

Tom O'Brien

D

15

Rob Teplitz

D

17

Daylin Leach*

D

19

Andrew Dinniman*

D

35

John Wozniak*

D

43

Jay Costa, Jr.*

D

45

James Brewster*

D

49

Sean Wiley

D




PA House



1

Patrick Harkins*

D

2

Flo Fabrizio*

D

3

Ryan Bizzarro

D

5

Jason White

D

7

Mark Longietti*

D

9

Christoper Sainato*

D

10

Jaret Gibbons*

D

13

Eric Schott

D

14

Jim Marshall*

R

16

Robert Matzie*

D

18

Gene Digirolamo*

R

19

Jake Wheatley*

D

20

Adam Ravenstahl*

D

21

Dominic Costa*

D

22

Eric Molchany

D

23

Dan Frankel*

D

24

Ed Gainey

D

25

Joseph Markosek*

D

26

Mike Hays

D

27

Daniel Deasy, Jr.*

D

29

Bernard O'Neill*

R

31

Steve Santarsiero*

D

32

Anthony DeLuca*

D

33

Frank Dermody*

D

34

Paul Costa*

D

35

Mark Gergely*

D

36

Harry Readshaw*

D

38

Bill Kortz*

D

39

David Levdansky

D

41

Marcy Dubroff

D

42

Matt Smith*

D

43

John Weigel

D

44

Mark Scappe

D

45

Nick Kotik*

D

46

Jesse White*

D

47

Sarah Speed

D

48

Brandon Neuman*

D

49

Peter Daley, II*

D

51

Tim Mahoney*

D

52

Deberah Kula*

D

55

John Petrarca*

D

56

Raymond Geissler, Jr.

D

57

Andrew J. Gales

D

58

R. Ted Harhai*

D

59

Harriet Ellenberger

D

60

Jo Ellen Bowman

D

70

Matthew Bradford*

D

71

Bryan Barbin*

D

72

Frank Burns*

D

73

Gary Haluska*

D

76

Mike Hanna*

D

77

Scott Conklin*

D

79

Richard Flarend

D

80

Jerry Stern*

R

83

Rick Mirabito*

D

89

Susan Spicka

D

92

Charles Comrey

D

93

Linda Small

D

95

Eugene DePasquale*

D

96

Mike Sturla*

D

103

Patty Kim

D

104

Christopher Dietz

D

105

Kelly Jean McEntee

D

107

Ted Yeager

D

112

Kevin Haggerty

D

113

Marty Flynn

D

114

Sid Michaels Kavulich*

D

115

Frank Farina

D

116

Ransom Young

D

118

Mike Carroll*

D

119

Gerald Mullery*

D

120

Phyllis Mundy*

D

121

Eddie Day Pashinksi*

D

122

Ronald Rabenold

D

123

Neal Goodman*

D

125

Vicki Harman

D

126

Mark Rozzi

D

127

Thomas Caltagirone*

D

129

Eric Saar

D

130

Russell James Diesinger

D

131

Kevin Deely, Jr.

D

132

Mike Schlossberg

D

133

Joseph F. Brennan*

D

134

Patrick Slattery

D

135

Steve Samuelson*

D

136

Robert Freeman*

D

138

Leslie Altieri

D

140

John Galloway*

D

141

Tina Davis*

D

142

Frank Farry*

R

146

Mark Painter

D

148

Mike Gerber*

D

149

Tim Briggs*

D

150

Mike Vereb*

R

152

Thomas Murt*

R

153

Madeleine Dean

D

154

Steve McCarter

D

155

Joshua Maxwell

D

156

Bret M. Binder

D

157

Paul Drucker

D

158

Susan Rzucidlo

D

159

Thaddeus Kirkland*

D

160

Stephen Barrar*

R

161

Joseph Hackett*

R

162

Nick Miccarelli*

R

163

Nicholas Micozzie*

R

165

William Adolph Jr.*

R

166

Greg Vitali*

D

167

Rob Broderick

D

169

Ed Neilson*

D

170

Brendan Boyle*

D

171

Christopher Lee

D

172

Kevin Boyle*

D

173

Mike McGeehan*

D

174

John Sabatina, Jr.*

D

175

Michael O'Brien*

D

176

Mario Scavello*

R

177

John Taylor*

R

178

Scott Petri*

R

179

James Clay, Jr.

D

180

Angel Cruz*

D

181

W. Curtis Thomas*

D

182

Brian Sims

D

184

William Keller*

D

185

Maria Donatucci*

D

186

Jordan Harris

D

187

Joseph M. Haas

D

188

James Roebuck*

D

190

Vanessa Brown*

D

191

Ronald Waters*

D

192

Louise Bishop*

D

193

Mike Strausbaugh

D

194

Pamela DeLissio*

D

195

Michelle Brownlee*

D

197

J.P. Miranda

D

198

Rosita Youngblood*

D

200

Cherelle Parker*

D

201

Stephen Kinsey

D

202

Mark Cohen*

D

203

Dwight Evans*

D

*denotes incumbent

SOURCE Pennsylvania AFL-CIO



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