PITTSBURGH: Today Democratic gubernatorial nominee Dan Onorato issued the following statement in commemoration of Labor Day:
“Throughout our history, Pennsylvania’s workforce has helped lead our nation to economic prosperity – from the industrial age to today’s innovation economy. Our workforce will continue to be the key to our economic growth, and on Labor Day we recognize the hard-working men and women of Pennsylvania.
As we celebrate Labor Day with our friends and family this weekend, we also think of the hard-working Pennsylvanians who are struggling to make ends meet during these tough economic times. I know that by working together, we can get our state back on track and create a stronger future for all Pennsylvanians.”
A life-long Pennsylvanian, Dan Onorato was raised in a working class neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s North Side. He graduated college from Penn State and received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Onorato has served as Allegheny County Executive since 2004 and was unopposed for re-election in 2007. Prior to being elected County Executive, Onorato served as Allegheny County Controller and a Pittsburgh City Councilman. Dan and his wife Shelly reside in the Brighton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh with their three children.