PA-Sen: McGinty Gains Support from Philadelphia Elected Officials
“Katie McGinty knows better than any candidate in this race what hardworking Pennsylvanians need and what makes our Commonwealth run,” said Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. “Born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia and the first in her family to attend a four-year college, Katie has proven herself a pragmatic, dedicated public servant. As a U.S. Senator, I know Katie will fight for Pennsylvania’s middle class families, children and seniors.”
Along with the support of Mayor Nutter, McGinty has previously received an endorsement from Gov. Tom Wolf, as well as the President of Philadelphia City Council Darrell L. Clarke.
“Katie McGinty has the fight of a Philadelphian, the empathy of a fierce progressive, and the smart pragmatism of a public servant who knows how to get things done for working people and families. I am proud to support Katie as the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania in 2016,” said Clarke.
“I am honored to have the support of Philadelphia’s elected officials that are working everyday to make sure that every Pennsylvanian can get ahead,” said McGinty. “As Senator, I will fight to create good paying jobs, raise the minimum wage, protect Social Security and Medicare, and work to make higher education more affordable and I’m grateful to be endorsed by leaders that share these same values.”
The rest of the Philadelphia officials to endorse McGinty are included below:
Alan Butkovitz, City Controller
Mark Squilla, City Council
Jannie Blackwell, City Council
Curtis Jones, Jr., City Council
Bobby Henon, City Council
Cindy Bass, City Council
Blondell Reynolds Brown, City Council At-Large
William Greenlee, City Council At-Large
McGinty is running against Sestak and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman in the 2016 Senate Democratic primary. Incumbent GOP Sen. Pat Toomey is running for re-election.