Judith Lalonde and Vince Rongione



DREXEL HILL – Today, Drexel Hill Attorney Vince Rongione received the endorsement of a long list of local officials, including the Chairs of every Democratic committee within the 163rd district.

Officials endorsing include:

- Aldan Democratic Committee Chairman Michael Ceci
- Aldan Democratic Committee Vice Chairmen Dan Procopio
- Havertown Democratic Committee Chairwoman Judith LaLonde
- Havertown Democratic Committee Vice Chairman Brian Kennedy
- Upper Darby Democratic Committee Chairman Ed Bradley
- Upper Darby Democratic Committee Vice Chairman Matt Silva

- State Committee Representatives Mary Ellen Balchunis, Angela D’Alessandro, John Innelli, Colleen Guiney, Gerry Lawrence, and Nancy Baulis.

“Vince is one of us,” said Drexel Hill resident and Upper Darby Chairman Ed Bradley. “He grew up around the corner and has made the choice to stay here and serve our community. That’s how I know that no one will work harder for us than Vince. It was a very easy choice to endorse him as our next representative for the 163rd.”

“Vince is an incredibly hard worker and a very caring person. He has deep roots in our community and I am proud to stand beside him and fight for better public schools, more transparent government and an economy that works for everyone.” added Aldan Chair Michael Ceci.

Rongione announced Tuesday, January 7th that he would be running for the 163rd. Longtime State Representative Nick Micozzie announced his retirement later on in the month. Rongione has also been endorsed by the United Steelworkers Local 10-1 and Plumbers Union Local 690.

“I am very grateful that the local party has come behind me in such a unified way,” Rongione said. “We set out to be a well-organized campaign committed to local, grassroots outreach. I think these endorsements are a testament to the fact that residents of the 163rd are hearing our message and ready to turn the page. They want new ideas and new energy for Delaware County to be represented in Harrisburg, and we are working together to achieve that goal.”

Vince Rongione is an attorney. He lives in Drexel Hill and is engaged to be married later this year. He is a proud uncle and godparent to five nieces and nephews. Rongione’s grandfather, who organized one of the first Insurance Worker’s strikes in Philadelphia, moved his family to Upper Darby after returning home from WWII. Rongione’s father, Nick, is a graduate of Monsignor Bonner and was elected to three terms on the Haverford Township School Board including two as President.


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