Teachers’ union endorses Onorato
The state’s largest teachers’ union endorsed Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato Wednesday, giving the Democratic gubernatorial hopeful his most significant labor support in the race so far.
The Pennsylvania State Education Association, which represents about 200,000 teachers and other employees in public school and universities, backed Onorato during an event in Philadelphia.
“Dan Onorato shares our belief that the power of a great education can result in strong schools, successful children and vibrant communities,” PSEA president James Testerman said in a statement.
“We interviewed every candidate who was interested in our support,” Testerman added. “In the end, we recommended the candidate who most shared our vision for education, and on issues that matter to our members. Dan believes, as our members do, that education is essential to the economic security of Pennsylvania families, and a quality education system begins with state government living up to its responsibility to fund public schools.”
With more than $6.5 million in campaign cash, Onorato is well positioned to break out of what polls have shown to be an open, four-way primary field when he begins airing campaign ads.
March 10, 2010 at 6:30 pm
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