BREAKING: Rendell Endorses Torsella for Treasurer

TorsellaJoe Torsella is getting the backing of former Gov. Ed Rendell in his campaign to become Pennsylvania’s State Treasurer.

Torsella worked for Rendell during his time as Mayor of Philadelphia, serving as Deputy Mayor for Policy and Planning. Since then, he became the founding President and CEO of the National Constitution Center and a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations for Management and Reform.

“Joe knows how to get real results for citizens because he has spent much of his career helping government at every level do a better job managing the public’s resources,” Rendell said. “From his days as a Deputy Mayor in my administration, working to solve Philadelphia’s fiscal crisis, to his time in the Obama Administration, serving as our nation’s fiscal watchdog at the United Nations. He has a lifelong record of bringing ethics, accountability, and transparency to public institutions.”

“We need Joe’s integrity, drive, and talent in the Treasurer’s office,” Rendell concluded. “He’ll be a great candidate for our party, a strong voice for our Democratic values, and a terrific Treasurer for our Commonwealth, and I’m proud to endorse him today.”

“I am honored to have Governor Rendell’s support, and lucky to have started my career of service working with him to turn around the financial crisis in Philadelphia,” Torsella responded. “My career has always been about making government better, more ethical, and more innovative. I’ll bring that same commitment to my service as Treasurer. And I’ll bring the same passion I first learned from Ed Rendell, a passion for improving the lives of hardworking taxpayers all across Pennsylvania.”

2015 Fundraising

Torsella also revealed that he raised $1,602,209 for the campaign. Currently, he has $1,504,435 cash on hand.

In 2014, he raised $1,017,000 and had $995,242 cash on hand at the beginning of last year.

Pennsylvania’s current Treasurer is Tim Reese, a placeholder to fill out the term of his disgraced predecessor Rob McCord.

January 5th, 2016 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 15 Comments

15 thoughts on “BREAKING: Rendell Endorses Torsella for Treasurer”

  1. bobguzzardi says:

    Joe Torsella is an exceptionally skilled campaigner and has had a lot of administrative experience.

    The Gleason Asher team have proven to be incompetent self-serving losers who cannot win statewide. The next Treasurer will most likely be a Democrat and Joe Torsella would be as competent as any.

  2. dan w. says:

    @david yes john weinstien has been treasure of allegheny couny since 1999.also albert baker knoll is rumored to run.yes catherine baker knoll is his mother.

  3. David Diano says:

    dan w.

    What are John’s credentials? Has he been a county treasurer?

    Torsella doesn’t seem to have any treasurer experience.

  4. dan w. says:

    John Weinstein from Allegheny county has been rumored to run.

  5. Pericles says:

    I think Rendell is a disgrace to the Commonwealth and that he is immoral, which equates to dishonesty, sorta like Bill Clinton. If you will lie to your wife about affairs, then you will lie to anyone about anything. Having said that, I will also say that Rendell is a very good politician and knows how to cut deals. The fact that his two “sock puppets” as they were referred to are probably going to be elected is a testament to Rendell’s political prowess.

  6. David Diano says:

    Is anyone else running for Treasurer?

  7. Billy says:

    Whistleblower: Alan Kennedy Shafer just weaseled himself onto the Harrisburg School Board to fill a vacancy circumventing the will of the people who voted to NOT put him there. Considering his .000 batting average in elections, he seems to be unelectable, so he shouldn’t have to worry about endorsements.

  8. Brad C says:

    I don’t know anything about this guy, but if Rendell says to vote for him, I’ve voting for anyone else.

  9. editor, please says:

    Your teaser says Torsella has a whopping $1.5 in the bank.

  10. HaHaHa says:

    BTW – i ran into “Busta Perv.” He promised to make a comeback here. He said to expect him when Eakin resigns or is stripped forcefully of his robe.

  11. HaHaHa says:

    Poor marshak. A bitter TEA-guzzler!!!

  12. Zakrey Bissell says:

    I will also support Joe Torsella for Pennsylvania’s State Treasurer as well.

  13. Whistleblower says:

    Alan Kennedy Schaffer memo to self Don’t Get Endorsed by Rendell

  14. jake o. says:

    Treasure torsella has a nice ring.

  15. jmarshak says:

    First McGinty and now him. Rendell’s army of sock puppets.

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