UNITED STATES SENATOR MAKES STAND IN 163RD

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UNITED STATES SENATOR MAKES STAND IN 163RD BOB CASEY ENDORSES VINCE RONGIONE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DREXEL HILL – With less than three weeks to go in the election, Vince Rongione received the endorsement of the senior Senator from Pennsylvania, Bob Casey. Senator Bob Casey is the highest ranking official to support Rongione and has made a career out of fighting for Pennsylvania’s priorities. “Please come out and vote for Vince this coming election day. Vince will be a strong voice for the 163rd district,” Senator Casey said. “As your next state Representative in the 163rd, Vince Rongione will work with Tom Wolf to put middle class families …

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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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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 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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PENNSYLVANIA STATE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL ENDORSES RONGIONE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PENNSYLVANIA STATE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL ENDORSES RONGIONE WIDENING LEAD IN LABOR SUPPORT, RONGIONE CONSOLIDATES TRADES DREXEL HILL – Vince Rongione earned the endorsement of the Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades Council at their council meeting on Sunday evening. Made up of 16 Regional Council and more than 115 local unions from 15 International Building Trades Unions, the State Council is the largest and highest level organization of building trades in the state. With over ten unions behind his campaign, Rongione has a demonstrative lead in labor support over his opponent who’s announced one trade endorsement. “The State Building  Trades and Construction Council is enthusiastically …

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RONGIONE OUTRAISES OPPONENT IN BID TO BE NEXT STATE REP FOR 163RD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RONGIONE OUTRAISES OPPONENT IN BID TO BE NEXT STATE REP FOR 163RD RONGIONE RETAINS MORE CASH ON HAND WITH OVER $62,000 IN COFFERS DREXEL HILL – Today, Drexel Hill resident and candidate for the 163rd District seat in the State House, Vince Rongione, announced that his campaign raised over $75,000. The total is particularly impressive because his campaign also retains over $62,000 cash on hand, outpacing his opponent Jamie Santora in both categories. With nearly 300 donors, Rongione’s report shows a large foundation of individual supporters. Of those donors, 251 gave $250 or less and 164 gave $100 or less indicating strong grassroots support for the campaign. …

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PAINTERS DISTRICT COUNCIL 21 ENDORSES RONGIONE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PAINTERS DISTRICT COUNCIL 21 ENDORSES RONGIONE THIRD BUILDING TRADE TO ENDORSE GOES TO RONGIONE AS HE CONTINUES TO GAIN MOMENTUM WITH LABOR DREXEL HILL – Adding to his growing list of labor support, Vince Rongione picked up his eighth union endorsement on Thursday from the Painters District Council 21. This is Rongione’s third endorsement from a Delaware County Building Trade, a group that historically went with Rep. Nick Micozzie and Republican candidates. “This isn’t about partisan politics,” Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer Joseph Ashdale said. “This is about the best man for the job. We’ve seen the way Vince works, we’ve seen the values he has and we’re confident …

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