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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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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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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SHEET METAL WORKERS LOCAL 19 ENDORSES RONGIONE; THIRD MICOZZIE BACKER PICKS RONGIONE FOR THE FUTURE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SHEET METAL WORKERS LOCAL 19 ENDORSES RONGIONE THIRD MICOZZIE BACKER PICKS RONGIONE FOR THE FUTURE, “DELCO IS READY TO TURN THE PAGE” DREXEL HILL – Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 endorsed Vince Rongione, candidate for the 163rd district of the Pennsylvania State House, over candidate Jamie Santora who has announced no endorsements. “Delaware County is ready to turn the page,” President Gary Masino said. “We’re ready for the new ideas and vision that Vince is going to bring to the district. He’s someone who shares our values–that hard working families deserve good paying jobs–and he has ideas to strengthen and grow the local economy. We’re excited to …

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Delco Times: Local 1776 backs Rongione in 163rd

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By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times Vince Rongione announced Wednesday that the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 is backing him as he seeks election to the state House of Representatives. Rongione, a Democrat, is running against Republican Jamie Santora for the open seat in the 163rd Legislative District. Republican state Rep. Nicholas Micozzie, of Upper Darby, is retiring at the end of his term. “We’ve historically been Micozzie people, but we know that Vince Rongione is the right man for the future of this area and this economy,” Local 1776 director of political and legislative action John Meyerson said in a statement. Rongione, an attorney from Upper …

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ANOTHER MAJOR MICOZZIE BACKER ENDORSES RONGIONE FOR 163RD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANOTHER MAJOR MICOZZIE BACKER ENDORSES RONGIONE FOR 163RD UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS LOCAL 1776 PICKS RONGIONE DREXEL HILL – Another major stakeholder that supports retiring, long time Representative Nick Micozzie, threw their support behind Vince Rongione, the former Sestak aide vying to replace Micozzie in the Pennsylvania legislature. “Vince Rongione clearly stands out as the best choice to replace Micozzie as the next State Representative for the 163rd. We aren’t a partisan organization. We are about supporting the best candidates and policies for our neighborhoods, our workers and our economy,” said Wendell Young, President of UFCW 1776. “We know Vince is an incredibly hard worker. He’s …

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