Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Schwartz names campaign staff for 2014 primary run at PA governor.
It's no secret that U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, (D-Montgomery), is making a run at the 2014 Pennsylvania's governor race. Now, the campaign staff isn't being kept quiet either. According to PoliticsPA, Schwatz has hired: 1. Rich Davis, Dixon/Davis Media Group 2. Pete Brodnitz, Benenson Strategy Group 3. Ed Peavy, Adnaan Muslim, Mark Bergman, Mission Control Inc. 4. Rachel Hirschberg, President, Berger Hirschberg Strategies 5. Pat Millham, Senior Advisor 6. Aubrey Montgomery, Finance Director 7. Reesa Kossoff, Communications Director 8. Neil Deegan, Political Director 9. Erin Gorman, Deputy Finance Director – National Fundraising For more information, including full bios on each staffer, visit the PoliticsPA story posted here.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (PA-13) was given the 2013 ACT award.
Greater Valley Forge is thankful for the work she does, and the organization wanted her to know it. GVF's Executive Director Rob Henry and Assistant Director Maureen Farrell presented U.S. Representative Allyson Y. Schwartz (PA-13) with the 2013 ACT "Legislator of the Year" award for "her work in Congress to support transit funding, commuter benefits and infrastructure initiatives in Pennsylvania," according to a recent release from GVF's Carissa Bobenchik. The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) is a national organization, said Bobenchik, that "works to expand options for commuters and last week marked its seventh annual Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C." "As GVF advocates and promotes a viable transportation network for …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The local rep tells press 'It's my intention' to run in the 2014 race.
She admitted it. Allyson Schwartz told the Philadelphia Daily News "It is my intention" to run for governor against incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett. After months of speculating such, it is nearing the stages of being totally official. Schwartz, who currently serves as the U.S. Representative for the 13th District, which encompasses much of Montgomery County, said she plans to throw her hat into the ring for the 2014 race. The rep told USA Today that she is dissappointed in Corbett's term due to the "lack of leadership, vision and effectiveness of this governor." As Patch reported in February, the decision may make the county a hotbed for the future governor's race. As it stands, Bruce Castor, who serves as the minority Republican commissioner …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Toomey and Schwartz may not see eye-to-eye on looming sequester cuts.
Over the course of the week, Patch has outlined just a handful of the many departments in Montgomery County that may be impacted should sequester go into action. If Congress does nothing to change it, the automatic budget cuts will begin officially Thursday at midnight. With just a few more hours on the clock, a compromise is not likely. Pennsylvania politicians sure have their doubts. "I'm not sure the federal government has demonstrated it's qualified to teach financial literacy," said U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey during a conference call Wednesday. After the White House report was released, showing the impacts to Pennsylvania, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz said she blames Republicans in Congress for not cooperating. “The report confirms what we …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The former 7th district Congressman would not rule out a challenge to Republican incumbent Tom Corbett. He would join a crowded field.
Tuesday, February 19
Former Congressman Joe Sestak has not closed the door on a run for the Pa. governor's office in 2014. Sestak, who did not seek re-election to his 7th District seat in 2010, told the Delaware County Times on Tuesday that he wants to run for public office again, but would not be more specific. If Sestak does throw his hat in the ring for next year's Democratic primary, he could be joining a crowded field. 13th District Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, who has not publicly declared her candidacy but is said to be leaning towards a run, is widely regarded as the leading Democratic challenger to Republican incumbent Governor Tom Corbett, who has been plagued by weak polls and job approval ratings. State Treasurer Rob McCord is atop the pile of …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Two politicians from the county may face-off in a race for the state's seat.
Of course, nothing is set in stone just yet, but with phrases like "80 percent sure" and "pragmatism and practicality" being floated around, it is possible that Montgomery County may be home to a hot race in the 2014 Pennsylvania governor's race. Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor has not put a percentage on his desire to enter the race, but has said he is keeping a close eye on the current governor, Tom Corbett's actions in the second half of his term. "I'm not going to run just to make a splash. I want Pennsylvania to go down the right path," Castor said in an interview with Pennsylvania Cable Network, covered by Patch in January. "I want Pennsylvania to be a conservative state, but with pragmatism and practicality. I don't see …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
In a press conference held on Tuesday afternoon, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-13th District), Montgomery County Commissioner Leslie Richards and Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), discussed the differing views of the presidential candidates.
Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-13th District), Montgomery County Commissioner Leslie Richards and Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), held a joint press conference Tuesday afternoon on the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse. Schwartz began by saying with the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate, “We did want to talk about the really strong contrast between the visions for our country and the way we're going to get there." She added, “There is such a stark contrast on priorities and choices.” She highlighted seniors, specifically medicare, as well as education as some of those differences. Schwartz told those who gathered that Romney and Ryan are campaigning on the idea that tax cuts for the wealthy will create a …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Republican candidate Joe Rooney, who is seeking a seat in the 13th Congressional District, chimes in on Wednesday's Voter ID ruling.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Joe Rooney, who is running for a seat in the 13th Congressional District, issued the following statement on Thursday after Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson ruled to uphold the law that requires every Pennsylvania voter to show a valid photo ID before being allowed to vote. "I applaud the decision of Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson to uphold Pennsylvania’s voter identification law. Judge Simpson concluded in a thoughtful, nonpartisan 70 page decision that the law did not violate the Pennsylvania State Constitution. PA voters now have almost three months to ensure that they possess the necessary identification to vote. Additionally, the law allows voters to cast a provisional ballot which will be counted once the proper ID is…