State Representative Patty Kim (D-Dauphin County) today endorsed Katie McGinty for Governor, bringing McGinty’s list of General Assembly endorsers to three. Earlier this week State Representatives Tony DeLuca (D-Allegheny County) and Peter J. Daley (D-Fayette County) also endorsed McGinty.
Rob McCord has received the endorsement of 23 members of the General Assembly.
“Having grown up as the 9th of ten children and now the mother of three young daughters, Katie McGinty understands the challenges of raising a family,” Kim said. “She knows too many Pennsylvania families are economically struggling. I know Katie McGinty can bring us together to pursue common-sense policies to improve the lives of hard-working families.”
“I appreciate that Katie McGinty is not an ideologue, but a pragmatic problem solver. When she was DEP Secretary, Katie McGinty demonstrated an ability to bring opposing sides together to improve our economy and bring thousands of badly needed jobs to Pennsylvania, I am confident she will do the same as governor,” said Kim.
Kim represents the 103rd District, which serves the residents of Harrisburg, Steelton, Highspire, and part of Swatara Township. A former news reporter and anchor for WHP CBS 21, Kim also served two terms on the Harrisburg City Council, where she served as chair of Public Safety, Public Works and the Community and Economic Development Committee.
“I am proud to receive the endorsement of such an outstanding Representative like Patty Kim,” McGinty said. “Working together, we can build a brighter Pennsylvania. We can create jobs, improve our schools, and improve the lives of hard-working families throughout our state.”
McGinty has also been endorsed by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85, Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council President Pat Gillespie, numerous national environmental leaders, and former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin.
She faces Treasurer Rob McCord, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, former-DEP Secretary John Hanger, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Cumberland County pastor Max Myers, and Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.