The former DelCo council chairman used his last ad “Thanks for Believing” to highlight his staunch advocacy for Pennsylvania’s workers. Now, he is pointing to labor support to prove that same point.
“Our endorsement of Tom McGarrigle is based on performance – thousands of people are employed today because of Tom McGarrigle and County Council’s commitment to fight for these jobs,” said Charles Priscopo, assistant business manager of Operating Engineers Local 542.
“While some unions are supporting Tom’s opponent because of one business manager making a promise to another business manager, our endorsement is based on performance, results and job creation,” Priscopo asserted. “That is why we are pleased to announce our endorsement of Tom McGarrigle today.”
Local 542 represents the interests of working men and women in the building and construction industry in Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.
“I want to express my sincere thanks for today’s endorsement,” McGarrigle declared in response. “During my time on County Council, there has been no issue that mattered more than protecting jobs in our community.”
“We have been able to work together with business and labor groups to find common ground and ensure that our region continues to be a leader in job growth and economic opportunity,” he continued. “I will bring those same priorities to Harrisburg if I have the opportunity to serve as the State Senator for the 26th District.”
Support from labor is particularly important for McGarrigle because his Democratic opponent is John Kane, the President of the Plumbers Local 690.