Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pa. business group announces 2014 endorsements

We must be getting close to Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania.

PEG PAC, the affiliated political action committee of the Pennsylvania Business Council  and the state’s oldest pro-business PAC, issued the following press release endorsing  seven incumbent members of the state House for re-election – three Republicans and four Democrats.

PEG PAC endorsed:
     GOP incumbents Mike Fleck (81st) of Huntingdon County, Seth Grove (196th) of York County and Karen Boback (117th) of Luzerne County; and,

    Democratic incumbents Margo Davidson (164th) of Delaware County, Patty Kim (103rd) of Dauphin County, Jake Wheatley (19th) of Allegheny County and Jim Roebuck (188th) of Philadelphia.
“These seven House members all supported both the recent Transportation overhaul legislation and the ‘Apology’ bill, a tort reform measure which prohibits plaintiffs from using most physician apologies against them in court,” said PBC President & CEO David W. Patti.  All but Fleck are engaged in competitive primaries – his primary opponent was recently removed from the May ballot.

 In addition, PEG PAC backed three GOP candidates in House districts across the state:

   Republican Jason Ortitay, a small business owner and member of the Burgettstown Area Community Development Corporation, from the 46th District in Washington and Allegheny counties who is vying to take on incumbent Rep. Jessie White;

  East Marlborough Township Supervisor and former Chairman of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, Republican Cuyler Walker, business owner and Partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP, running in the open 158th District in southern Chester County; and,

   Former Rep. Tom Quigley, running to reclaim his seat in the 146th District in Montgomery County.

"We believe Ortitay, Walker and Quigley will be strong pro-business voices in the state House," said Patti, who noted that all of the candidates also received a financial contribution from PEG PAC.

More about PEG PAC: Since its founding in 1972, PEG PAC has worked to build a better Pennsylvania by electing candidates for office who offer the best capacity to create and sustain a better Pennsylvania. PEG PAC supports candidates who are best for the business community without regard to political party membership. PEG PAC supports candidates for office with financial contributions, campaign consulting, and grassroots action.

Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania is Tuesday, May 20.

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