Former U.S. Representative Melissa Hart said Tuesday that “the ongoing scandal and budget gridlock in Harrisburg demands a fresh voice to speak to the conservative values and traditions of western Pennsylvania. In an atmosphere where government seems dysfunctional, Aaron Bernstine is a guy who can make it work.”
Though the 10th district has been solidly Democratic for years, recent redistricting changes have opened the door for a Republican transition in 2016.
Alongside this endorsement, Bernstine announced that they raised $25,000 in the final quarter of 2015. “I am humbled by the strong financial support, endorsements, and large number of people who want to volunteer on our campaign from around the district,” he stated.
According to the Bernstine campaign, this fundraising total came from 187 individual donors.
“This shows we’re attracting a wide base of supporters. Many of our contributors have never donated to a political campaign. They are ready to be part of a movement that brings integrity and common sense to Harrisburg. I am honored to have them on our team.”
Bernstine will be facing 9-year veteran Democratic incumbent Jaret Gibbons in the general election.
The 10th legislative district includes parts of Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence Counties.