The McGinty campaign today released the following list of Mayoral endorsements:
Richard Gray, Lancaster
Kim Bracey, York
Carolyn Comitta, West Chester
William Courtright, Scranton
Bob Donchez, Bethlehem
Elizabeth Goreham, State College
Sandra Green, Kutztown
Frank Janakovic, Johnstown
Thomas Leighton, Wilkes-Barre
Josh Maxwell, Downingtown
James Muldowney, Pottsville
Salvatore J. Panto, Jr., Easton
Bill Peduto, Pittsburgh
Most of these individuals were previously undecided and a few actually backed Pawlowski during his aborted effort.
The mayors of Easton and Bethlehem – now backing Katie McGinty – had stood with Ed Pawlowski in April at his kickoff rally.
— Laura Olson (@lauraolson) September 30, 2015
“Katie McGinty is a ‘can do’ leader who will deliver for Pennsylvanians because she doesn’t just talk the talk, she actually gets things done. That’s why mayors from small and large towns are coming together to help elect Katie to the United States Senate,” said Lancaster Mayor Richard Gray, head of Mayors for McGinty. “I began organizing ‘Mayors for McGinty’ because we need someone in Washington who will fight to improve the lives of hard working Pennsylvania families and Katie McGinty is the best candidate to do just that.”
“Katie McGinty has the right priorities to be our next Senator,” State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham stated. “She’ll fight to grow jobs while protecting our environment just like she has done her entire career.”
“As a Mayor, I know it is vital to have someone in Washington that is a partner when it comes to building the middle class,” Johnstown Mayor Frank Janakovic asserted. “We can count on Katie to work for towns of all sizes across Pennsylvania. She knows that everyone benefits economically when all boats rise together.”
“Katie McGinty has been a leader on important issues that matter in Downingtown and communities throughout Pennsylvania,” Downingtown Mayor Josh Maxwell added. “Katie’s passion for improving the lives for middle class Pennsylvanians is exactly what our commonwealth needs in a United States Senator. I am proud to stand with Mayors, and a growing number of elected officials, from across Pennsylvania in support of Katie McGinty.”
“It is an honor to have the support of these mayors who are committed to making sure that every Pennsylvanian has a shot to get ahead,” McGinty responded. “We continue to pick up grassroots support from across Pennsylvania every day because people know that I’ll fight to create good paying jobs and stop unfair trade deals, fight for a higher minimum wage, protect Social Security and Medicare, and work to make higher education more affordable.”
McGinty is battling former Congressman Joe Sestak and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman for the Democratic nomination. Incumbent GOP Senator Pat Toomey is running for re-election.