FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RONGIONE RELEASES PLAN TO FREEZE PROPERTY TAXES FOR SENIORS
TAX RELIEF WOULD HELP SENIORS KEEP THEIR HOMES
DREXEL HILL – Candidate for State Representative in the open seat race in the 163rd, Vince Rongione, released a plan to freeze property taxes for seniors over the age of 65.
“The property taxes in our area are too burdensome, especially for our seniors who are struggling to stay in the homes they’ve lived in for years,” Rongione said. “These are people who have worked their entire lives to earn a living, own a home, raise a family, and they earned themselves a respectable retirement. Now their income is frozen, and their property taxes should be too.”
Property taxes have been rising in municipalities across Delaware County and seniors on fixed incomes have not been able to keep up. Currently, an Upper Darby homeowner with a house assessed at $100,000 owes $281.72 a month in property taxes for a total of $3,381.20 a year. Rongione’s plan would give much needed relief by freezing property taxes for seniors over the age of 65.
“It’s a matter of fairness,” Rongione said. “Multi-billion dollar corporations are getting huge tax breaks and loopholes while seniors in Delaware County are getting forced out of their homes because they can’t afford to live there anymore. That’s wrong, and as State Representative for the 163rd I won’t stand for it. I’ll be fighting in Harrisburg for a tax freeze for seniors on day one.”
Vince Rongione is a Drexel Hill resident who grew up on Darby Road. 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.