PA-13: Leach Gains Endorsement of DJOP
State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) added another endorsement to his list this week.
This time, it’s the Democratic Jewish Outreach Pennsylvania (DJOP) that’s throwing support behind Leach in his campaign for the 13th District.
“We are supporting Senator Leach as we believe that he is the candidate who best who reflects democratic as well as Jewish values,” the DJOP’s steering committee said in a statement. “Senator Leach’s long and unwavering record of support of women and families is well known, and he will continue to work to uphold and defend the civil rights of all people.
“Senator Leach also has championed a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants who live in this country. Such a pathway is both a Jewish and American value and is good for the prosperity of our nation. He also is a passionate supporter of a strong and a secure Israel. DJOP believes that Senator Leach will be the best advocate for the constituents of PA’s 13th congressional district. We are pleased to add our voice to those of the many others who look forward to his victory in the May 20th Democratic primary.”
The DJOP Steering committee is made up of David S. Broida, William Epstein, Burt Siegal and Jill Zipin. The organization was created in 2010 to support candidates for public office who best reflect Jewish and Democratic values.
This endorsement may be influential in this district as PA-13 has one of the highest Jewish populations per district in the United States.
In his race for the 13th District, Leach has received a slew of endorsements, including those from MontCo elected officials, the leading progressive group Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and former Congressman Joe Hoeffel and State Rep. Brian Sims.
For the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania’s 13th District, Leach is campaigning against former Rep. Marjorie Margolies, Rep. Brendan Boyle and physician Valerie Arkoosh for gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz’s seat.