The former Chief of Staff to Governor Wolf and Democratic Senate candidate scored the backing of the Pennsylvania State Education Association today.
“Katie McGinty is a proven leader and has an unwavering commitment to making quality education available to all of the children of our Commonwealth,” said PSEA President Jerry Oleksiak. “Working with Governor Wolf, Katie fought for adequate funding for our public schools and expanded access to healthcare for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians. Katie is the clear choice for Pennsylvania because she is dedicated to improving education, investing in universal pre-K, protecting funding for our public schools and making college more affordable for our students.”
PSEA represents over 180,000 teachers and other employees throughout the state.
“I’m the 9th of 10 kids, and was the first one to go to a four-year college. I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without the guidance of incredible teachers and a strong education,” said Katie McGinty. “As Senator, I will work to give every child the same opportunity I had and focus on expanding early childhood education and making higher education attainable for all.”
McGinty is running against former Congressman Joe Sestak and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman in the Senate Democratic primary.