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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RONGIONE FILES OVER 1350 SIGNATURES TO EARN PLACE ON BALLOT

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Impressive Effort Collects Roughly 40% More Signatures Than Opponent and Three Times As Many Signatures in Havertown, Clifton Heights, and Aldan. DREXEL HILL – In a clear and compelling display of his work ethic, determination and strong roots in the community, Vince Rongione filed over 1350 nominating petition signatures yesterday to earn his place on the ballot for the 163rd legislative district. Vince Rongione’s 1353 signatures represent roughly 40 percent more signatures than his likely opponent and one of the top signature counts statewide on the House of Representatives level. Organizing and leading a team of dedicated community volunteers, Rongione filed more than three times the number of signatures of …

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Delco Times: Delaware County Democrats endorse candidates for election

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By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times NETHER PROVIDENCE — State Rep. Margo Davidson won the endorsement of the Delaware County Democratic Committee members in 164th Legislative District. The committee members selected Davidson, of Upper Darby, Thursday at the Delaware County Democratic Committee’s nominating convention. Davidson earned 32 votes, beating challengers Billy Smith (18 votes), of Lansdowne, and Dafan Zhang (one vote), of East Lansdowne. However, the party nearly voted to withhold an endorsement in the district, which includes Lansdowne and Yeadon for the first time. A motion to do so failed by a vote of 29-24. Party members also voted to endorse Leanne Krueger-Braneky in the 161st Legislative District, …

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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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Column: Harrisburg’s inaction on transit funding puts citizens and state economy in peril

By VINCENT A. RONGIONE, Times Guest Columnist Printed in the Delco Times, 11/12/13 Recently political dysfunction in Washington cost the American economy $24 billion and the American people countless jobs and significant, unnecessary economic worry. Extreme elements of the House of Representatives held the government — and indeed the entire country — hostage to serve their own unpopular ideology. Now here at home in Pennsylvania, we are falling victim to the same Washington-style broken politics and unkept promises that keep our economy stuck in neutral and our families struggling. The Pennsylvania State Senate is made up of 27 Republicans and 23 Democrats. Nearly five months ago, that legislative body voted …

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