Torsella Raises $1 Million for Treasurer Bid

TorsellaJoe Torsella is certainly serious about his candidacy for State Treasurer.

This week he revealed that he was able to raise $1,017,000 from April to December 2014.

Out of that total, Torsella currently has $995,242 cash on hand.

“My career has focused on making public institutions work better and more efficiently,” Torsella stated. “I’m running for State Treasurer because it’s a job that has a significant impact on the lives of Pennsylvanians – making higher education more affordable for the middle class through the 529 college savings program, building the economic security of families and seniors, and protecting the investments of our citizens. The response so far from early supporters has been terrific, but we’re just getting started.”

The former U.S. Representative to the United Nations for Management and Reform also announced he has filed the papers to create a political committee.

Torsella’s interest in the Treasurer position was highlighted last December when it was revealed Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen was holding a fundraiser for him.

7 Responses

  1. Given John Weinstein’s past, the day he ascends to a statewide elected office will be a sad day for the Commonwealth.

  2. I’m from SWPA and I really haven’t heard much regarding Mr. Torsella other than what I’ve read on politicspa. I know that Allegheny Co Treasurer John Weinstein will be running and has been president of statewide treasurers assoc (for whatever that’s worth). Having said that raising $1 million with such a little burn rate is very impressive. Right now he would be the front runnner in my opinion.

  3. Coming from the northwest, I’d say he’s essentially unknown, but so were McCord, Kane, and DePasquale. Looking forward to hearing more from this guy.

  4. I wonder how varied his donor pool is, since there are no state limits. I think Torsella is a formidable candidate, but I’m stuck here in SEPA where he is a (somewhat) known commodity in political circles.

    What do people think of him in Pittsburgh, NEPA? The T?

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