Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Statement on the Special Election Victories of AFL-CIO/COPE Endorsed Candidates

Aug 11, 2015, 22:18 ET from Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO congratulates the three AFL-CIO endorsed Democratic winners: Ed Neilson for the 174th State House District; Joanna McClinton for the 191st State House District; and Donna Bullock for the 195th House District; on the their victories in the Special Elections to fill the three vacant seats in the State House of Representatives.

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale said, "We extend our congratulations to all three winners on their impressive victories. All three campaigned on issues that matter the most to working families.  We look forward to working with them in supporting good public policies that bring good jobs, decent wages, and benefits to the people they represent and to all Pennsylvanians. Now is the time for the leaders in the Legislature to get back to work in passing a responsible and fair State budget which:  restores the cuts in education, invests in good jobs, and provides property tax relief to seniors and to working families across Pennsylvania," Bloomingdale said. 

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder said, "We are very pleased that all three of these candidates won their elections. And a special shout out goes to Ed Neilson, who is not only a strong supporter of working families he is also a proud union member of IBEW Local 98.  These victories are shared not only by the activists and supporters who helped elect all three candidates they are shared by working families all across Pennsylvania," Snyder said.

SOURCE Pennsylvania AFL-CIO