Political Action

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2020 General Election - Click here to download the below list of endorsed candidates.

Statewide
President | DEM | Joe Biden
PA Attorney General | DEM | Josh Shapiro
PA Auditor General | DEM | Nina Ahmad
PA Treasurer | DEM | Joe Torsella

United States Congress
ED 14 | DEM | Bill Marx
ED 16 | DEM | Kristy Gnibus
ED 17 | DEM | Conor Lamb
ED 18 | DEM | Mike Doyle

State Senate
ED 37 | DEM | Pam Iovino
ED 39 | DEM | Tay R. Waltenbaugh
ED 41 | DEM | Anthony DeLoreto
ED 43 | DEM | Jay Costa
ED 45 | DEM | Jim Brewster
ED 47 | DEM | Steve Krizan
 
State House
ED 9 | DEM | Chris Sainato
ED 11 | DEM | Sam Doctor
ED 12 | DEM | Daniel Smith
ED 14 | REP | James Marshall
ED 15 | DEM | Bob Williams
ED 16 | DEM | Rob Matzie
ED 19 | DEM | Jake Wheatley
ED 20 | DEM | Emily Kinkhead
ED 21 | DEM | Sara Innamorato
ED 23 | DEM | Dan Frankel
ED 24 | DEM | Ed Gainey
ED 25 | DEM | Brandon Markosek
ED 27 | DEM | Dan Deasy
ED 28 | DEM | Emily Skopov
ED 30 | DEM | Lissa Geiger Shulman
ED 32 | DEM | Tony DeLuca
ED 33 | DEM | Frank Dermody
ED 35 | DEM | Austin Davis
ED 36 | DEM | Jessica Benham
ED 38 | DEM | Nick Pisciottano
ED 39 | DEM | Sara-Summer Oliphant
ED 40 | DEM | Sharon Guidi
ED 42 | DEM | Dan Miller
ED 44 | DEM | Michele Knoll
ED 45 | DEM | Anita Kulik
ED 46 | DEM | Byron Timmins
ED 48 | DEM | Harlan Shober
ED 50 | DEM | Pam Snyder
ED 55 | DEM | Joe Petrarca
ED 58 | DEM | Robert L. Prah Jr.

 

Local 29 understands the importance of being politically active. Our union’s involvement in Legislative Issues and our member IBEW Local Union Political Action Committees are vital if we intend to succeed in our constant battle for the good paying jobs and safe working conditions that our members deserve. When our members participate in Labor Walks, lobby days or simply gather together at town hall meetings and at the PA State Capital, we create the foundation along with strong relationships that are essential in lobbying for important legislation that benefits all utility workers in the Keystone State.

This type of involvement not only helps IBEW Utility union membership, but all other unions and non-union working people alike. When seeking the support of key Political figures, we must first show that we are familiar with the issues in order for them to take serious action. Elected officials often witness IBEW members mobilizing in great numbers in support of new legislation or candidate support. The political community instantly recognizes how valuable we are in the political process. When we lobby for laws to protect working people, elected officials are often reminded of the impact that was demonstrated through our Political efforts. They know that when we care about an issue or a cause, we commit our full support wherever and whenever necessary.

To get involved with the 29's Political Action Committee, or to find out how you can help your union gain a voice in local, state and federal legislation, contact your shop steward or attend a General Membership Meeting and discuss politics there. And remember, when it comes to politics, all politics is local!