Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin today announced that he is endorsing Katie McGinty in the Democratic primary for Governor of Pennsylvania.
McGinty and Rubin served together in the Clinton Administration. McGinty served as Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Deputy Assistant to President Clinton from 1993 to 1998. Rubin served as Secretary of the Treasury from 1995 to 1999 and was the first director of the National Economic Council.
“I’ve known Katie McGinty for 20 years. Katie McGinty is a proven problem-solver who understands good environmental policy is good economic policy,” Rubin said. “Katie excels at bringing different perspectives together to find common ground. Her leadership and common sense approach to solving the most difficult problems would make her an excellent governor. She has my support in her race for governor and I hope others will join me as well.”
Rubin is not the first Clinton official to get behind McGinty’s campaign. Former Secretary of Energy Bill Richards, former EPA Administrator Carol Browner, and former Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality George Frampton all have endorsed McGinty.
McGinty said Rubin’s support showed growing momentum for her candidacy.
“I am honored to have Bob Rubin’s support,” McGinty said. “Secretary Rubin, working with President Clinton and Vice President Gore, led the country to a time of unprecedented economic growth and job creation during the Clinton years. With Pennsylvania mired 46th in job growth, my top priority will be to create good jobs for middle-class and working families. With an unparalleled work force, great universities, and abundant natural resources, Pennsylvania should be leading the nation in economic growth, not lagging behind.”
McGinty faces Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, Treasurer Rob McCord, former DEP Secretary John Hanger, businessman and Former Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, minister Max Myers, Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz, and former Auditor General Jack Wagner.