Westmoreland County Commissioner Enters Race to Replace Murphy

Gina CerilliDemocratic Westmoreland county Commissioner Gina Cerilli announced this morning she is running to replace resigning Congressman Tim Murphy (R-Allegheny).

“Western Pennsylvanians deserve a Representative in Congress who will bring thoughtful leadership, sound judgment and strong ethics to Washington,” Cerilli said in a release announcing her candidacy.  

Cerilli is the first woman to serve as Chair of the Westmoreland county Commissioners since the 1970s.  She is serving her first term as a Commissioner.  

Cerilli says she will focus on job creation in the region, and improving healthcare in Congress.  

“My priorities in Congress will be to create good paying jobs for Southwest Pennsylvania, fight for seniors and veterans, protect Social Security and Medicare, improve our healthcare system, and finally address the opioid crisis that has touched so many families here,” Cerilli said.  

Cerilli received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master’s of Business Administration from Philadelphia University, and a law degree from Duquesne University.  

Democrats Mike Crossey and Pam Iovino are both currently in the race to replace Murphy.

October 12th, 2017 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories | 20 Comments

20 thoughts on “Westmoreland County Commissioner Enters Race to Replace Murphy”

  1. Frank S says:

    Between her and Guy Reschenthaler they both just cant finish anything they start. They are the “Entitled Generation”. Two Rich Spoiled Kids. They should have to step down from their current jobs if they want to run for another position.

  2. CrudeDem says:

    Holy crap she is hot! Take a look at her Miss Pennsylvania pics.

  3. Vince Vicites says:

    Great to hear your running. We need you in Congress Gina,and I know you will do a great Job for the people.

  4. Mike Saxman says:

    I so wish we could get national attention on this race. I felt strongly in 2016 that we were on the front lines and that we were under supported. I think I was right. This is one of the most gerrymandered districts in the country and one of the most egregious examples of republican hypocrisy in history. A Democratic victory here would be….Yuge.

    1. Zakrey Bissell says:

      That would happen if former governor Tom Corbett doesn’t run for congress but i’m hoping for he does run though.

  5. Bob junk says:

    Here to help in anyway. Give them hell!!!!

    1. Robbie Matesic says:


  6. Bob junk says:

    I am here to help. You go and give them hell!!!!!

  7. Frieda says:

    Good luck Gina. Happy you entered this race.

  8. Zakrey Bissell says:

    When is former Governor Tom Corbett is going to annouce a run for congress in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District in 2018.

  9. Francisco says:

    Like it really matters anymore…

  10. political observer says:

    Smart, attractive, well spoken female from Southwestern PA with roots in the community, yeah she is going to be a contender.

  11. Dale Hutchinson says:

    Trump does have any experience and he ran for President. She is very qualified for the job.Very smart young lady.

  12. Doug teske says:

    She didnt treat me kindly when she worked at westmoreland county water authoritu

  13. Barricks Einwohner says:

    Why not, can she do worse?

  14. rich t says:

    She’ll win cause of her looks and her family ties though she isn’t qualified.

  15. Richard Johnson says:

    No DemoRats

    1. Isaac L. says:

      Murphy is a psycopath masquerading as a “family values” candidate. Maybe you should reconsider throwing stones right now.

  16. Ming the merciless. says:

    Run away! Run away!

  17. Southwestmom says:

    Not doubt Gina is a strong commissioner but Pam Snyder has the legislative experience we need.

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