PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATORS FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH COLLEGE ENDORSE VINCE RONGIONE FOR 163RD

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATORS FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH COLLEGE ENDORSE VINCE RONGIONE FOR 163RD PSEA AND APSCUF STAND WITH RONGIONE DREXEL HILL – Marking a major development in the race for the 163rd, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the largest union of teachers, educators and school staff in the state, and the Association of Public University Faculty, the largest union of public higher education professionals in the state, endorsed Vince Rongione for State Representative. Wednesday afternoon, a group of teachers, professors, and school staff stood with their elected leadership to announce their support. “We are proud to stand here today in support of the best choice for our schools, …

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PENNSYLVANIA CONFERENCE OF TEAMSTERS ENDORSES RONGIONE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PENNSYLVANIA CONFERENCE OF TEAMSTERS ENDORSES RONGIONE RONGIONE SCORES MIDDLE CLASS SUPPORT FROM MAJOR UNION DREXEL HILL – Vince Rongione secured the support of the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters, one of the largest middle class organizations of labor in the Commonwealth. “Vince Rongione is the best choice for middle class families in the 163rd,” said Shawn Dougherty, Secretary Treasurer for Teamsters Local 107. “He will be a voice for common sense legislation in Harrisburg that creates jobs and puts middle class families first. We trust him to look our for our members and the community he grew up in.” The Pennsylvania State Conference of Teamsters has over 42 …

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STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES ENDORSE RONGIONE FOR STATE HOUSE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES ENDORSE RONGIONE 15,000 MEMBERS STRONG, AFSCME DISTRICT COUNCIL 88, PULLING FOR RONGIONE, JOIN OVER 17 OTHER UNIONS IN SUPPORT DREXEL HILL – The largest union of state, county and municipal employees in Southeastern Pennsylvania and another major supporter of retiring Rep. Micozzie threw its support to Vince Rongione for State House. “This isn’t about politics. Vince has deep roots in the district and the experience to represent our workers well in the State House,” said Tom Tosti, Director of AFSCME District Council 88. “As the son of two teachers and a product of local public schools, we trust him to look out …

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TRANSPORTATION WORKERS UNITE BEHIND VINCE RONGIONE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TRANSPORTATION WORKERS UNITE BEHIND VINCE RONGIONE TRANSPORT WORKERS LOCAL 234 AND BROTHERHOOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS AND TRAINMEN JOIN UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION IN SUPPORT OF RONGIONE DREXEL HILL – Two more transportation unions endorsed Vince Rongione for State Representative this week. The Transport Workers Local 234 and the Pennsylvania Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen endorsed Rongione’s campaign, joining the United Transportation Union who endorsed Rongione in the Spring. “Vince is the best choice for infrastructure jobs, public transportation and clearly the best choice for middle class families,” said Willie Brown, President of TWU Local 234. “We are confident he will fight for good jobs, fair pay, and …

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AFL-CIO ENDORSES VINCE RONGIONE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AFL-CIO ENDORSES VINCE RONGIONE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE “WORKING FAMILIES ARE UNITED BEHIND VINCE,” SAYS LARGEST LABOR ORGANIZATION IN PENNSYLVANIA HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s largest labor organization, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations endorsed Vince Rongione for State Representative in the 163rd District of Pennsylvania. Rongione is running for the seat from which long time Rep. Nick Micozzie is retiring. “We highly recommend these candidates for Pennsylvania’s working families. We are confident that they will support us as we fight to grow and protect jobs and support policies that will improve opportunities and the quality of life of working families. From the top of the …

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THREE MORE BUILDING TRADES BACK RONGIONE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THREE MORE BUILDING TRADES BACK RONGIONE ROOFERS, SPRINKLER FITTERS, ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTORS THROW WEIGHT BEHIND RONGIONE, WIDENING GAP IN LABOR SUPPORT DREXEL HILL – Three more building trades joined the long list of unions backing Vince Rongione for State Representative in the 163rd on Tuesday. The Roofers Local 30, Sprinkler Fitters Local 692, and Elevator Constructors Local 5 enthusiastically endorsed Rongione, bringing Rongione’s union endorsements to a total of fifteen, far surpassing his opponent. “Vince is a tireless workers with new ideas and energy that is needed in Harrisburg,” Business Manager Ed Loomis wrote in a letter endorsing Rongione. “Vince has strong ties to the Delaware County community. …

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DELCO TIMES: RONGIONE OPENS UPPER DARBY CAMPAIGN OFFICE

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At right, Democratic candidate Vince Rongione speaks with Haverford Democratic Party chairperson Jack Stollsteimer during the grand opening of his campaign office. Rongione is seeking election as state representative for the 163rd Legislative District. (Special to the Times / LESLIE KROWCHENKO) By Leslie Krowchenko, Times Correspondent UPPER DARBY — Local party leaders, union representatives, friends and supporters filled the space Saturday morning for the grand opening of Democrat Vince Rongione’s campaign office. Situated among storefronts in the 4000 block of Garrett Road, the spot will be the hub for the next few months as Rongione seeks election as state representative for the 163rd Legislative District. He and Republican Jamie Santora, …

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INTERNATIONAL UAW ENDORSES RONGIONE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INTERNATIONAL UAW ENDORSES RONGIONE FORMER SESTAK AIDE EARNS BACKING OF INTERNATIONAL UNION OF UNITED AUTOMOBILE, AEROSPACE,  AND AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT WORKERS OF AMERICA DREXEL HILL – The International Union of United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America Region 9, endorsed Rongione in his quest for the 163rd district’s State House seat. The UAW Region 9 represents more than ten thousand workers in Pennsylvania. “We’re excited to support Rongione,” said Terry Dittes, Director of UAW Region 9. “Rongione has shown he is the best man to look out for jobs in the region and that he cares about the pocketbook issues of our workers. The middle and …

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RONGIONE OUTRAISES OPPONENT AGAIN, OVER $100,000 IN BID FOR STATE REP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RONGIONE OUTRAISES OPPONENT AGAIN, OVER $100,000 IN BID FOR STATE REP IN SEA CHANGE, RONGIONE RECEIVING MORE SUPPORT THAN REPUBLICAN DREXEL HILL – Candidate for Pennsylvania State House, Vince Rongione is making history in his campaign for the 163rd. In his first run for political office, Rongione has amassed a sizable war chest, raising $103,685.98 with more than $86,000 cash on hand, growing his lead in resources. In the most recent filing period released June 19th, he outpaced his opponent by 28%, beating him $29,594 to $23,050 in funds raised. The money is a testament to Rongione’s deep roots in the community, tenacious work ethic, and pledge …

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RONGIONE RELEASES PLAN TO FREEZE PROPERTY TAXES FOR SENIORS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RONGIONE RELEASES PLAN TO FREEZE PROPERTY TAXES FOR SENIORS TAX RELIEF WOULD HELP SENIORS KEEP THEIR HOMES DREXEL HILL – Candidate for State Representative in the open seat race in the 163rd, Vince Rongione, released a plan to freeze property taxes for seniors over the age of 65. “The property taxes in our area are too burdensome, especially for our seniors who are struggling to stay in the homes they’ve lived in for years,” Rongione said. “These are people who have worked their entire lives to earn a living, own a home, raise a family, and they earned themselves a respectable retirement. Now their income is frozen, …

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