Delco Times: Plumbers Union Local 690 backing Dem candidate for 163rd District

By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times Posted: 02/03/14 Pennsylvania Plumbers Union Local 690 announced Monday that it is endorsing Vince Rongione for the 163rd Legislative District. Business Manager John Kane said the union is supporting Rongione because the Upper Darby Democrat proved to be a tireless worker while serving as an aide to former U.S. Rep. Joseph Sestak. “He’s an extremely smart guy,” Kane said. “He wants the job, which is most important. … He understands that job creating and education are among the most important things out there.” Local 690 historically has supported state Rep. Nicholas Micozzie, an Upper Darby Republican who announced last week that he is …

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RONGIONE ENDORSED BY PLUMBERS AS NEXT STATE REP FOR 163RD

RONGIONE ENDORSED BY PLUMBERS AS NEXT STATE REP FOR 163RD MICOZZIE SUPPORTERS ENTHUSIASTICALLY BACK RONGIONE DREXEL HILL - On Monday, Pennsylvania Plumbers Local 690 endorsed Vince Rongione, candidate for the 163rd District. Business Manager, John Kane, and Local 690 were eager to support Rongione early on, as the right choice to lead the our area forward. The prominent building trades union supported Nick Micozzie in the past. “We supported Rep. Micozzie in the past, and we know that Vince Rongione has what it takes to create jobs and grow our local economy into the future,” said John Kane, Local 690 Business Manager. “Vince is a regular neighborhood guy who knows where …

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Delco Times: Steelworkers endorse Rongione for 163rd seat

By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times Posted: 01/21/14 United Steelworkers Union Local 10-1 endorsed Vince Rongione on Tuesday for the 163rd Legislative seat. Rongione, a Democrat from Upper Darby, is campaigning for the seat held by longtime Republican state Rep. Nicholas Micozzie, of Upper Darby. Rongione announced his candidacy earlier this month. “Local 10-1 is part of the backbone of the local economy,” Rongione said. “They know what it’s like to fight for their jobs. I’m always going to fight for more and better jobs for the community. I was thrilled to have them with me.” Local 10-1 fought to save about 850 jobs when Sunoco announced its intentions …

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PoliticsPA: 1/22 Morning Buzz

Written by PoliticsPA Staff HD-163: United Steelworkers Local 10-1 members voted unanimously to endorse Vince Rongione, candidate for State Representative of the 163rd District. “Vince comes from a great union family and has a tenacious work ethic. Any steelworker would be proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with Vince in the fight for more and better jobs,” USW 10-1 President Jim Savage said. “Here at Local 10-1 we know what it means to fight for jobs and we know that Vince has what it takes to fight with us. That is why we unanimously endorsed him, and why we will work tirelessly to see him win.” Rongione is challenging incumbent …

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