Vince and Gary Masino Local 19

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 help elect him to the legislature and have him as a representative.”

“Vince is a guy who will never take hard working people for granted,” said Political Director Joe Rispo. “He doesn’t believe in dividing workers against one another and that’s why we believe in him.”

Sheet Metal Workers 19 is a Pennsylvania institution. Founded in 1887, the union now covers 23 counties in the state and has 4,300 members. Local 19’s award winning apprenticeship program produces some of the most skilled trainees in the country. They’ve been on the job for countless schools, libraries, and public buildings throughout the Commonwealth.

“I’m honored to have the support of Local 19 and all of their members in 163rd,” said Rongione. “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.”

Rongione has earned the endorsement of United Steelworkers Local 10-1, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 614, Plumbers Local 690, and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776.

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. 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.


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