SD-37: Heather Arnet Wins Democratic Nomination

ArnetThe Democrats have their woman.

The Allegheny County Democratic Committee voted on Friday to confirm Women and Girls Foundation CEO Heather Arnet as the Democrats’ nominee.

“I am honored and humbled to receive the party’s nomination today,” Arnet responded. “I am ready to get started, work hard, and become your next Senator. In Harrisburg, I will be a legislator who puts families first when making policy decisions. That’s what I have done my whole career. From my first college job working at Mister Rogers Neighborhood, to the last twelve years working for the Women and Girls Foundation, I have been proud to support public education, public health, the rights of workers, and policies that enhance the economic security of working families.”

“The Democratic Committee is thrilled to nominate a candidate as qualified and committed to her community as Heather,” Allegheny County Democratic Committee Chairwoman Nancy Mills stated. “Allegheny County is ready for a strong, female voice to represent us in Harrisburg.”

Senator Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Forest Hills) also praised Arnet’s selection.

“Over the past decade, Heather has been a tireless advocate for her community and an effective champion of legislation that benefits Pennsylvania families,” said Sen. Costa. “Many of us in state government are already familiar with Heather’s dedication and passion and I’m looking forward to working with her as a colleague in the Senate.”

This special election stems from the resignation of Sen. Matt Smith, who stepped down to take over as President of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce.

Last month, the GOP nominated District Judge Guy Reschenthaler. The Judge welcomed Arnet into the race.

“I welcome Ms. Arnet to the campaign and look forward to a healthy debate about the important issues affecting our community,” he stated.

The PA Republican Party wasn’t as kind.

“Democrat nominee Heather Arnet is a radical liberal activist whose values are completely out of touch with the hardworking families of the 37th District,” asserted PA GOP Communications Director Megan Sweeney.

The 37th district includes parts of Allegheny and Washington Counties. The election will be held on November 3, 2015.

August 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 4 Comments

4 thoughts on “SD-37: Heather Arnet Wins Democratic Nomination”

  1. Don Adams says:

    Typical Dems. Can’t offer voters a positive agenda that doesn’t include massive tax hikes, deficit spending, and ludicrous government regulations.

    So they name call (see comments below).

  2. James says:

    And the Republican is a radical tea partier, with homophobic, racist, sexist views who failed miserably in the job he just resigned from. Ask any police officer in the three communities he served as Magistrate what they think about his job.

  3. jake o. says:

    Matt smith quit for a reason.democrats Can’t win this seat.

  4. Nurse Know-It-All says:

    Looks like Ms. Sweeney is exhibiting a classic case of projection. PA GOP may want to rein her in…

Comments are closed.