SEIU PA Announces Endorsements

SEIU PAThe SEIU Pennsylvania State Council has revealed their choices for the April 26th primary election.

“Elections are an opportunity to identify men and women who will be champions for the issues that matter most to working families,” said Gabe Morgan, President of the State Council and PA State Director for SEIU Local 32BJ. “These are individuals that stand in solidarity with 80,000 SEIU members in fighting for a $15 wage and the right to form a union. They stand with us in fighting for quality health and child care and reforms to our broken immigration and criminal justice systems.”

The full list of endorsements in included below:

U.S. Senate

Katie McGinty

U.S. House

PA-2 –  Congressman Chaka Fattah

PA-7 – Mary Ellen Balchunis

PA-8 – Steve Santarsiero

PA-12 – Erin McClelland

PA-16 – Christina Hartman

PA Row Offices

Treasurer – Joe Torsella

Auditor General – Eugene DePasquale

PA Senate

SD-1 – Senator Larry Farnese

SD-9 – Marty Malloy

SD-15 – Senator Rob Teplitz

SD-35 – Senator John Wozniak

PA House

HD-19 – Representative Jake Wheatley

HD-20 – Representative Adam Ravenstahl

HD-24 – Representative Ed Gainey

HD-49 — Alan Benyak

HD-58 – Mary Popovich

HD-103 – Representative Patty Kim

HD-112 – Representative Frank Farina

HD-115 – Andre Reames

HD-127 – Representative Thomas Caltagirone

HD-150 – Linda Weaver

HD-179 – Representative Jason Dawkins

HD-181 — Representative W. Curtis Thomas

HD-182 – Representative Brian Sims

HD-192 – Morgan Cephas

HD-194 – Representative Pam DeLissio

HD-202 – Representative Mark Cohen

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  2. It is just so hard for me to hear some union members choose an anti-labor candidate over a candidate who has championed our labor rights for years. Please do more candidate research before the General Election!

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  4. Speaking of endorsements, I wonder when/if PoliticsPA will announce Phila Inquirer endorsed Joe Sestak??

  5. Who are the delegates for Pennsylvania bound to? I know who the delegates are but I just don’t know who they’re bound to how do I find this information out it’s very critical to know this information before I decide which delegates I will be voting for can you help me?

  6. DelcoDemWoman-

    I obviously meant for races where there was a primary challenge and no incumbent. So, there is just one. It’s such a “keep the status quo” set of picks, that Morgan is a statistical anomaly.

    Bob Brady has protected Republican John Taylor (177th house seat) for years. It’s a 2-to-1 Dem district, yet Brady waved off a candidate to give Taylor uncontested general election in 2014. There is no way that a 2-1 Dem district, the ONLY Republican house district in Philly, could exist is without Brady’s blessing (and betrayal).

    This PRESIDENTIAL year, the Dems have a candidate, who is not a Brady lackey and running a real race. I’ve heard that Taylor’s worried and going around begging for money/support.

    Give the GOP lead in the State House, there is no longer any valid justification to “protect” Taylor or pretend his presence gains the Dems any favor with his GOP colleagues. Every vote count and every GOP seat needs a Dem running to flip it.

    If Brady can’t muster the resources to flip that seat, he should resign or admit he’s in cahoots with Taylor (and then resign).

  7. That would be Morgan Cephas, Dave. That should make you happy since I hear you are a Bob Brady hater or disdainer. You sometimes post unflattering things about him. Brady’s guy won special election. SEIU also endorsed Katie while not an incumbant also not Sestak. Cheers!

  8. “Chaka Fattah? Really? What if he is in jail?”

    Well, it’s good for the union bosses to support him in case they later become cellmates.

  9. Why don’t they just say ” we endorse all Democrats in All Races” Even if they aren’t Qualified we still will endorse them cause we are Sheep and do what we are told…

  10. The usual suspects. 🙂

    Is there ANY challenger to an incumbent on this list?

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