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Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Knox meeting members of labor community

08.30.09

Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Knox meeting members of labor community

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSABE@AOL.COM

REGION, August 20th- Tom Knox, a 2010 Democratic Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate, is reaching-out to members of organized labor throughout the Commonwealth stating why he should receive their support in next years May Primary election.

Mr. Knox, a Philadelphia businessman, met with the affiliated union members of the Building and Construction Trades Council of the Lehigh Valley on July 22nd in Allentown.

Bill Newhard, President of the labor federation, stated the labor organization wants to “meet and greet” the candidates for governor. Current Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell is serving his second term and by law can not seek a third four-year term in 2010.

Mr. Knox was the first gubernatorial candidate to contact the newspaper requesting to be interviewed. The interview has not yet be scheduled but, the 2010 campaign has been discussed with him.

According to H. Alexander Maloumian, Knox for Governor Deputy Campaign Manager, Mr. Knox has met with building trades unions in Philadelphia, York, Reading, and Harrisburg. Unions in Harrisburg and Wilkes-Barre have also met with the candidate.

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