Experienced political hand Sadie Sterner-Restivo has joined Rob McCord’s campaign in the latest sign that the state Treasurer is gearing up for a run for Governor.
“I’m excited to be working with our state treasurer, Rob McCord,” Sterner-Restivo wrote in an email to McCord supporters, directing them to a survey on his website.
“As a mom from Western Pennsylvania, I’m looking for a governor who isn’t just a career politician. I’m looking for someone who has a record of making smart investments that deliver real results for Pennsylvania families.”
Sterner-Restivo has deep ties to Democratic and labor organizations, particularly in western Pa. In 2012 she was the campaign manager for Kathleen Kane’s tough win in the Democratic primary for Attorney General. She previously worked for Sen. Bob Casey, for McCord’s Treasurer campaigns, and with organized labor.
“Sadie is one of the best operatives in the state when it comes to Western Pennsylvania politics, organizing, and strategy and we’re fortunate to have her input and guidance,” said McCord campaign spokesman Mark Nevins.
She will be a senior advisor to the McCord campaign with an emphasis on Western Pennsylvania.
McCord has made a number of moves in recent days to gear up for a gubernatorial campaign announcement that is likely to take place sometime after Labor Day.
If and when he gets in, he’ll join former DEP Secs. John Hanger and Katie McGinty, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz and former Revenue Sec. Tom Wolf in the race to face Gov. Tom Corbett, among others.