“We are proud to recommend Daylin Leach for Congress, and we are confident that Daylin will be a true leader in Washington on issues that impact public education and working families,” said PSEA President Mike Crossey. “Since joining the Pennsylvania Legislature in 2002, Daylin has stood out as a tireless advocate for public education, and we know that he will continue fighting for our schools, our students, and our profession as a member of Congress.”
“I am thrilled to have the endorsement of PSEA,” State Sen. Daylin Leach responded. “For years, we have worked together to stand against Gov. Corbett’s draconian cuts to public education, and to fight people like [the] Koch brothers to make sure that valuable tax dollars stay in our public schools. I look forward to continuing these fights in Congress.”
The importance of the PSEA comes mainly from the fact that they’re the largest union in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. According to the organization they have 5,600 members in PA’s 13th Congressional district.
While no public polls have been conducted in the district, education has been ranked as the most important issue to voters in the statewide race for Governor, making the endorsement of the PSEA seem particularly valuable. Gubernatorial candidate Rob McCord, for example, has highly touted their backing in his campaign commercials.
Other Democratic candidates in the race for PA-13 include physician Val Arkoosh, State Rep. Brendan Boyle and former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies.