PITTSBURGH: Today Democratic gubernatorial nominee Dan Onorato issued the following statement in remembrance of the September 11th attacks:
“On September 11th we remember those who perished in the worst terrorist attacks in our nation’s history. The day is also a reminder of the democracy and liberty we hold dear and value each day.
Pennsylvania will always hold a unique spot in our nation’s memory of this day, and we must not forget the heroism of those who perished in Shanksville. As their brave and selfless actions show, America is full of people who know that the flame of democracy cannot be extinguished.
Today, we honor their memory and appreciate the liberty and freedom they died for.”
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.