Video: ¡Es Larry Madaglia! SD-11’s First Spanish Language Ad
By Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor
Larry Medaglia, the Republican seeking to fill the seat of late State Senator Mike O’Pake, is making a play for the district’s sizable Spanish-speaking population.
It seems the basic language of politics is universal, as the ad focuses strongly on los trabajos (jobs).
The quotes below are PoliticsPA’s approximate translation of the ad.
In a video that’s on par with Univision, Medgalia says in Spanish, “Hello Friends, I am Larry Medaglia.”
Speaking (more fluently) on Medaglia’s behalf is Dr. Ivan Torres, President of the Berks County Latino Chamber of Commerce.
“Here is my very good friend Larry Medalia,” says Torres en español. “He is a candidate for the Pennsylvania Senate. I have known Larry and his family for a very long time. Larry has a plan to create jobs and will work to do necessary things for improving the community. Larry is our man.”
“And I am with you,” Medgalia concludes, then switches back to English. “I’m Larry Medaligia and I approve this message.”
Medaglia admits that he’s not fluent, but he has experience working with the Latino community. His first hire as Register of Wills was someone bilingual, to better serve Berks’ growing Spanish-speaking community.