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Democratic Party candidate for Governor Dan Onorato endorsed by Teamsters Union

02.23.10

FEBRUARY 2010 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton edition of The Union News

Democratic Party candidate for Governor Dan Onorato endorsed by Teamsters Union

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM

REGION, February 5th- Allegheny County Executive and Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Governor Dan Onorato is requesting the labor community support him in the May election.

Mr. Onorato is one of four Democrats seeking to become their party nominee and challenge the Republican Party candidate in November. The candidates want to replace out-going Democratic Governor Edward Rendell.

Dan Onorato was raised in a working class neighborhood of North Pittsburgh. His father worked as a mechanic at the Allis-Chalmers tractor factory and his mother was a elementary school teacher.

“When I talk to Pennsylvania families from every region of the Commonwealth. I hear the same thing. Folks want a Governor with new ideals to create new jobs and to clean-up Harrisburg. As Alleghany County Executive, and before that as County Controller, that’s what I’ve been all about, reforming government, investing in innovation and creating the 21st Century jobs we need to be competitive in the economy,” said Mr. Onorato.

On February 4th, Mr. Onorato received the endorsement of the Pennsylvania Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union (IBT). The union represents 92,000 IBT members across Pennsylvania.

According to James Murphy, Business Representative of IBT Union Local 401 in Wilkes-Barre, his union is affiliated with the IBT Pennsylvania Conference and has 1,600 active members.

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