Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Congratulates Democrat Leanne Krueger-Braneky

Aug 04, 2015, 23:05 ET from Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder extend their congratulations to Democrat Leanne Krueger-Braneky on her victory tonight in the Special Election to fill the 161st State House seat.

"We extend our congratulations to Leanne on running an impressive campaign which sends a positive message to Legislative leaders in Harrisburg to get back to work in passing a balanced budget that invests in education, job creation and ensures all pay their fair share of taxes. The fact that both candidates had significant support from organized labor was not the result of a division in the labor movement but rather the appeal that both candidates brought to the table," Bloomingdale said.

"We look forward to working with Representative Krueger-Braneky on a variety of important issues facing the Commonwealth," Snyder added. "She has been a vocal supporter of worker rights during her campaign and we expect that she will be a partner for improving education and employment opportunities in Southeastern Pennsylvania and across the Keystone State."

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO also extends its congratulations to Republican Greg Rothman on his election tonight to fill the vacant 87th State House District Seat.

SOURCE Pennsylvania AFL-CIO