While Josh Shapiro releases his first TV ad, Allegheny County DA Stephen Zappala is responding to the Montgomery County Commissioner by rolling out a big list of endorsements.
These supporters are themselves County Commissioners of 11 Southwestern PA Counties.
The fourteen Democratic county leaders endorsing Zappala are: Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Commissioners Pat Fabian (Armstrong),Tony Amado (Beaver), Kevin Boozel (Butler), Thomas Chernisky (Cambria), William “BJ” Smith (Cambria), Vincent A. Vicites (Fayette), Blair Zimmerman (Greene), Dave Coder (Greene), Serene Hess (Indiana), Steve Craig (Lawrence), Larry Maggi (Washington) and Gina Cerilli (Westmoreland) and Ted Kopas (Westmoreland).
“For nearly twenty years, Steve has managed the second largest D.A. office in the Commonwealth,” said Fitzgerald. “He’s taken thousands of illegal guns off our streets, improved community-police relations and prosecuted corrupt elected officials who have betrayed the public’s trust. Steve’s experience demonstrates he’s the most qualified to be our next Attorney General.”
“These Commissioners know too well the ills of society that challenge the health of their communities—illegal drugs, child predators, elder neglect and others,” said Zappala. “Having their trust that I’m best candidate to help protect Pennsylvanians from these harms, as our next Attorney General, is truly an honor.”
Zappala and Shapiro will also face Northampton County DA John Morganelli in the April 26th primary.