As we say goodbye to 2016, we’ve put together a list of PA’s elected officials who supported working people with their votes and their voices. Check out the nominees and cast your vote for PA’s Best Pro-Worker Elected Officials of 2016!
U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D) – Senator Casey stood up for protecting the healthcare and pensions of retired mineworkers by co-sponsoring and advocating for the Miners Protection Act.
Auditor General Eugene Depasquale (D) – As Auditor General, Depasquale has worked tirelessly to increase transparency and efficiency in Pennsylvania government.
State Senator Art Haywood (D) – Senator Haywood is a constant friend to Pennsylvania’s workers and he is an out-front supporter of the movement to raise the minimum wage.
State Senator Vincent Hughes (D) – As the Democratic Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Hughes is a voice in the State Senate for workers across the Commonwealth.
State Senator Daylin Leach (D) – Senator Leach has been an ally for working people across the Commonwealth and has demonstrated an ability to work across the aisle to make change for the better for PA’s working families.
SState Senator Christine Tartaglione (D) – A life-long ally for working people, Senator Tartaglione played a crucial role in the Unemployment Insurance fix, which restored benefits to 44,000 cyclical workers.
State Representative Gene DiGirolamo (R) – Representative DiGirolamo consistently works to build consensus for Pennsylvania’s working people on both sides of the aisle.
State Representative Marc Gergely (D) – Representative Gergely worked to repair the damage done to the Unemployment Compensation system, and helped prevent cuts to the Commonwealth’s Workers Compensation program.