SD-37: Heather Arnet Wins Democratic Nomination
“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.”
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.