FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PENNSYLVANIA CONFERENCE OF TEAMSTERS ENDORSES RONGIONE
RONGIONE SCORES MIDDLE CLASS SUPPORT FROM MAJOR UNION
DREXEL HILL – Vince Rongione secured the support of the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters, one of the largest middle class organizations of labor in the Commonwealth.
“Vince Rongione is the best choice for middle class families in the 163rd,” said Shawn Dougherty, Secretary Treasurer for Teamsters Local 107. “He will be a voice for common sense legislation in Harrisburg that creates jobs and puts middle class families first. We trust him to look our for our members and the community he grew up in.”
The Pennsylvania State Conference of Teamsters has over 42 local unions, two joint councils and 95,000 members in the state. Their members come from a wide array of working class occupations including truck drivers, mechanics, zoo keepers, and delivery men.
“It’s an honor to have the Teamsters support,” Rongione said. “I think this is one more indication that people are fed up with our current leadership. People want legislators who are going to put families and communities, good jobs and good pay ahead of corporate special interests. People are ready to turn the page in Delaware County and the Teamsters made that clear with their support.”
Having announced over 20 different labor groups and organizations in support of his campaign, Vince Rongione has earned far and away the most support from middle class labor groups, a bloc of support that stood behind the retiring Rep. Nick Micozzie for years. He also carries the endorsement of the statewide AFL-CIO and the statewide AFL-CIO Building Trades Council. Rongione has established himself as the clear choice for middle-class families in the race for the 163rd.
Vince Rongione is a Drexel Hill resident who grew up on Darby Road in Havertown. He is a graduate of Manoa Elementary, Haverford Middle and Haverford High School. Rongione has also earned degrees from Villanova and Villanova School of Law. He worked as an aide to Admiral Joe Sestak and also served on Capitol Hill as the Communications Director to Congressman Chris Carney. Rongione is the youngest of three children, a proud uncle and godparent with five nieces and nephews. He is engaged to be married later this year. 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.