Friday, September 16, 2016

Keystone Progress endorses McGinty, Shapiro, DePasquale, and congressional and legislative candidates


Keystone Progress 
201 Washington St., #534
Reading, PA 19601





Progressive organization gives “seal of approval” to candidates seeking to bolster their progressive bona fides, including Democrats, and a Green.


[READING, PA] –Keystone Progress announced its general election endorsements today, highlighted by the unanimous endorsements of statewide candidates Katie McGinty (U.S. Senate), Josh Shapiro (Attorney General) and Eugene DePasquale (Auditor General).

They also endorsed congressional candidates for the first time, including Joshua Burkholder (CD 4), Mary Ellen Balchunis (CD 7), Erin McClelland (CD 12) and Christina Hartman (CD 16).

The candidates were endorsed based on their support of the issue agenda of Keystone Progress, which includes supporting abortion rights, the right to organize, support of public schools, a clean environment and other progressive stands. 

“We are thrilled to endorse these candidates who are running as bold progressives,” said Michael Morrill, executive director of Keystone Progress.  “These candidates are standing up for our working people by promising to protect our environment, our economy and our democracy.”

Keystone Progress received applications from over 80 candidates.  This was the first year that Republicans asked for the KP endorsement. None of the GOP applicants were endorsed.

This is the first time Keystone Progress endorsed a non-Democrat, Michael Bagdes-Canning, a Green candidate for state representative from Venango County.



Name
Office
Party
District
Home County
Katie McGinty
U.S. Senator
D

Philadelphia
Josh Shapiro
Attorney General
D

Montgomery
Eugene DePasquale
Auditor General
D

York
Joshua Burkholder
Congress
D
4
Dauphin
Mary Ellen Balchunis
Congress
D
7
Delaware
Erin McClelland
Congress
D
12
Westmoreland
Christina Hartman
Congress
D
16
Lancaster
Peter Zimmer
State Representative
D
6
Crawford
Christian Rieger
State Representative
D
12
Butler
Nancy Dean
State Representative
D
13
Chester
Dan Frankel
State Representative
D
23
Allegheny
John Craig Hammond
State Representative
D
28
Allegheny
Perry Warren
State Representative
D
31
Bucks
Steven Elliott
State Representative
D
43
Lancaster
Mary Popovich
State Representative
D
58
Westmoreland
Rob Wilkinson
State Representative
D
61
Montgomery
Patrick Edwards
State Representative
D
62
Indiana
Michael Bagdes-Canning
State Representative
G
64
Venango
Troy Clawson
State Representative
D
65
Warren
William Weaver
State Representative
D
73
Clearfield
Christopher Cowan
State Representative
D
88
Cumberland
Kate McGraw
State Representative
D
92
York
Charles Klein
State Representative
D
97
Lancaster
Dale Hamby
State Representative
D
100
Lancaster
Jody Rebarchak
State Representative
D
104
Dauphin
Joanne Jackson
State Representative
D
131
Lehigh
Michael Schlossberg
State Representative
D
132
Lehigh
Stephen Kunkel
State Representative
D
143
Bucks
Vera Cole
State Representative
D
145
Bucks
Joseph Ciresi
State Representative
D
146
Montgomery
Rachel Hendricks
State Representative
D
147
Montgomery
Mary Daley
State Representative
D
148
Montgomery
Timothy Briggs
State Representative
D
149
Montgomery
Linda Weaver
State Representative
D
150
Montgomery
Albert Dermovsesian
State Representative
D
152
Montgomery
Stephen McCarter
State Representative
D
154
Montgomery
Carolyn Comitta
State Representative
D
156
Chester
Hans Van Mol
State Representative
D
157
Chester
Leanne Krueger-Braneky
State Representative
D
161
Delware
James Butt
State Representative
D
162
Delaware
Barbarann Keffer
State Representative
D
163
Delaware
Elaine Schaefer
State Representative
D
165
Delaware
Diane Levy
State Representative
D
168
Delaware
Michael O'Brien
State Representative
D
175
Philadelphia
Joseph Hohenstein
State Representative
D
177
Philadelphia
Phillips Armstrong
State Representative
D
183
Lehigh
Pam DeLissio
State Representative
D
194
Philadelphia
Donna Bullock
State Representative
D
195
Philadelphia
Jill Sunday Bartoli
State Representative
D
199
Cumberland
Christopher Rabb
State Representative
D
200
Philadelphia
Isabella Fitzgerald
State Representative
D
203
Philadelphia
Larry Farnese
State Senator
D
1
Philadelphia
Martin Molloy
State Senator
D
9
Delaware
Judy Schwank
State Senator
D
11
Berks
Greg Paulson
State Senator
D
13
Lancaster
Robert Teplitz
State Senator
D
15
Dauphin
Daylin Leach
State Senator
D
17
Montgomery
John Bosha
State Senator
D
31
Cumberland
Sean Wiley
State Senator
D
49
Erie