ChamberPAC: Ciervo understands job creators’ needs
HARRISBURG, PA, Oct. 28, 2010 – Pennsylvania’s business and physician community showed its support for 31st House District candidate Robert Ciervo at a news conference this week in Bucks County. The event was hosted by ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
Ciervo is looking to unseat current state Rep. Steve Santarsiero on Nov. 2.
Representatives of the PA Chamber, National Federation of Independent Business and the Pennsylvania Medical Society stood with Ciervo and supporters at a local small business, Milk Money, in Newtown. The groups stressed that Ciervo is the best candidate to help ensure the growth of private-sector jobs.
“Ciervo has an excellent grasp of the issues and concerns facing Pennsylvania’s job creators,” PA Chamber Vice President Gene Barr said. “He stands for commonsense reforms that will grow the economy, and that is exactly what Pennsylvanians need from elected officials.”
As a Newtown Township supervisor, Ciervo worked to reduce government spending, improve government finances and lower taxes.
Barr told supporters, “With the economy still somewhat unsettled, it is essential to have lawmakers in office who will work to advance policies that will move Pennsylvania forward. There is no doubt that Ciervo will work hard for job creation in the Commonwealth.”
Barr said Ciervo’s staunch support of much needed legal reform is another key reason that he earned the business community’s backing in his race against incumbent Santarsiero.
“Residents of the 31st House District need a representative who will stand up against the detrimental agenda of the trial lawyer bar,” Barr said. “Steve Santarsiero worked with personal injury lawyers to push for passage of a measure that would have increased lawsuits, and which would have triggered higher auto insurance rates for individuals and employers. The measure could have ultimately led to higher rates for homeowners, business and medical insurance, potentially forcing local governments and school districts to increase property taxes.”
Barr said Santarsiero’s attempt to further erode the Commonwealth’s dismal legal climate at the trial bar’s urging was a disservice to all Pennsylvania taxpayers, and that residents in Bucks County’s 31st House District would be better served by Rob Ciervo in office.