PA-13: Boyle Endorsed by 16 Montco Dems
State Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Phila.) unveiled a plethora of new endorsements this morning as he continues his bid to win the highly contested Democratic primary for Pennsylvania’s 13th District.
Boyle revealed that he has received the backing of 16 additional Democratic leaders and officials from Montgomery County. The 13th district consists of parts of Northeast Philly and Southern Montco.
The full list is included below:
Montgomery County Prothonotary – Mark Levy
Montgomery County Finance Chairman, Area 9 Democratic Leader (Cheltenham, Jenkintown, and Springfield) – Sean Kilkenny
Chairman of Lansdale Democrats – Jack Hansen
Chairman of Lower Moreland Democrats – Todd Eisenberg
Vice Chair of Abington Rockledge Democrats – Robin A. Beall
Abington Township Commissioners – Lori Schreiber, John Spiegleman, Jimmy DiPlacido, Tom Hecker, PhD
Former Chairman of Abington Rockledge Democrats and Township Commissioner- Michael O’Connor
Jenkintown Commissioner – Jay Conners
Chairman of the Board of the East Norriton Supervisors, Area 11 Democratic Leader (East Norriton, West Norriton, and Norristown) – John Zurzola
East Norriton Supervisor – Angelina Salamone
Bridgeport Councilman – Mark Barbee
Whitemarsh Township Supervisor – Robert Hart
Former Chairman and Councilman of Plymouth Township – Vince Gillen
“Brendan represents the hard work and values that the residents of Montgomery County hold true,” said Mark Levy, Montgomery County Prothonotary. “He understands the diverse needs of both Montgomery County and Philadelphia County, and will continue to be a voice for both in Congress, the same way he has represented both in Harrisburg. Brendan has my full support in this race, and I am excited to see his strong leadership shine on a national scale.”
“I am honored to have the support of these Democratic leaders in Montgomery County,” said Boyle. “As I speak with different groups throughout the district, everyone I meet can relate to the message I have put forth, that working people are hurting and need someone in D.C. who will fight for them. Receiving the endorsement of so many individuals who were elected by their peers to serve and lead further motivates me to bring this message to Washington.”
The Boyle campaign also claimed that along with the support of 23 labor unions, he has the secured more endorsements from elected officials in Montgomery County than any other candidate.
Earlier this week, however, Boyle received less welcome news when one of his opponents, former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies, picked up the endorsements of five Philly ward leaders. Even worse, however, were the comments made by Mike McAleer, the Chairman of the Northeast Ward Leaders, sharply criticizing Boyle for running for Congress and his state House seat at the same time.
Other candidates in PA-13 besides Boyle and Margolies are physician/activist Val Arkoosh and State Senator Daylin Leach.