HARRISBURG, Pa., July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Executive Council made endorsements for the upcoming general election and also in a number of legislative special elections. The State Labor Federation is the largest labor organization in Pennsylvania, representing over 800,000 workers.
The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO endorsed the following judicial candidates for the November general election:
Pennsylvania Supreme Court:
Judge Kevin Dougherty, (D)
Judge David Wecht, (D)
Judge Christine Donohue, (D)
Superior Court of Pennsylvania:
Alice Beck-Dubow, (D)
Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania:
Mike Wojcik, (D)
The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO endorsed the following candidates who are running for the State House in the upcoming August 11 special election:
H.D. 174 – Ed Neilson, (D)
H.D. 191 – Joanna McClinton, (D)
H.D. 195 – Donna Bullock, (D)
The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO had previously endorsed in the August 4 special election to fill the vacancy in H.D.161.
H.D. 161 – Paul Mullen, (R)
"These candidates won the support of the Labor Movement because they are especially qualified and committed to providing equal justice and dignity for the working families of Pennsylvania," Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale said in reference to the endorsed candidates. "Each candidate has demonstrated immense commitment to the principles of fairness and justice. We look forward to working on their behalf and sharing their record of support for the rights of working men and women," Bloomingdale said.
Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder stated, "we have the opportunity to elect well-qualified candidates to the most important courts in the Commonwealth. Through their success, we will be able to end the political manipulation that weakened millions of Pennsylvanians." Snyder continues, saying, "the importance of electing these judges cannot be emphasized enough."
The general election is on November 3, 2015. This is the first time in our history that there have been three open seats up for election on our Supreme Court.
SOURCE Pennsylvania AFL-CIO