Democratic Westmoreland county Commissioner Gina Cerilli announced this morning she is running to replace resigning Congressman Tim Murphy (R-Allegheny).
“Western Pennsylvanians deserve a Representative in Congress who will bring thoughtful leadership, sound judgment and strong ethics to Washington,” Cerilli said in a release announcing her candidacy.
Cerilli is the first woman to serve as Chair of the Westmoreland county Commissioners since the 1970s. She is serving her first term as a Commissioner.
Cerilli says she will focus on job creation in the region, and improving healthcare in Congress.
“My priorities in Congress will be to create good paying jobs for Southwest Pennsylvania, fight for seniors and veterans, protect Social Security and Medicare, improve our healthcare system, and finally address the opioid crisis that has touched so many families here,” Cerilli said.
Cerilli received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master’s of Business Administration from Philadelphia University, and a law degree from Duquesne University.
Democrats Mike Crossey and Pam Iovino are both currently in the race to replace Murphy.