UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION ON BOARD FOR A NEW DIRECTION IN THE 163RD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION ON BOARD FOR A NEW DIRECTION IN THE 163RD AMTRAK WORKERS, SEPTA TROLLEY & BUS DRIVERS, LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS, LIGHT RAIL WORKERS THROW SUPPORT TO RONGIONE DREXEL HILL – The United Transportation Union endorsed Vince Rongione on Thursday, continuing Rongione’s momentum with labor and widening his lead in endorsements over his opponent Jamie Santora. “Vince knows that infrastructure and public transportation create jobs and keep our economy moving. He is a young, tireless worker with the kind of new ideas and perspective we need in Harrisburg,” said Paul Pokrowka, Chairman of the Pennsylvania United Transportation Union. “Especially in Delaware County, we need a state representative …

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Delco Times: Sheet Metal Workers back Dem in 163rd

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Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 endorsed Vince Rongione for the open seat in the 163rd Legislative District. Rongione is running for state House against Republican Jamie Santora. They seek to fill the seat being vacated by retiring state Republican state Rep. Nicholas Micozzie, of Upper Darby. “I’m honored to have the support of Local 19 and all of their members in 163rd,” Rongione said in a statement. “With the right priorities, we can turn Pennsylvania’s economy around and bring good-paying jobs to Delaware County. I’m excited to work with the Sheet Metal Workers to accomplish that.” The union has 4,300 members across 23 counties in the state. Rongione, of Upper …

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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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Delco Times: Electrical Workers Local 614 endorses Rongione in 163rd district

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By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 614 endorsed Vince Rongione for the state House of Representatives. Rongione, a Democrat, is running against Republican Jamie Santora for the open seat in the 163rd Legislative District. The seat is being vacated by Republican state Rep. Nicholas Micozzie, of Upper Darby, who is retiring at the end of his term. IBEW Local 614 represents about 1,450 electricians employed by Exelon Generation, PECO Energy and Veolia Energy. The union has members working in six counties, including Delaware County. Emil Meyer, president and business manager of Local 614, said the union endorsed Rongione for his opposition to …

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WORKERS FROM PECO, EXELON, VEOLIA BACK RONGIONE FOR 163RD; IBEW LOCAL 614 ENDORSEMENT ADDS TO RONGIONE’S MOMENTUM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DREXEL HILL – Vince Rongione, State Representative candidate for the 163rd district, added another labor endorsement at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 614 meeting on Wednesday, March 12. “Rongione is the best candidate to bring good jobs to our local economy, improve our infrastructure, and fight for working families,” said Emil Meyer, President / Business Manager of IBEW Local 614. “Vince understands that the safe, efficient and consistent delivery of all forms of energy by our members is the linchpin upon which every other aspect of modern society relies. We trust him to look out for us and his community.” “He’s an articulate advocate and …

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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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