Press Release

Master Builders’ Association Endorses Rockey

Represents 265 employers with 45,000 trades workers


November 1, 2023

PITTSBURGH – The Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania today endorsed Joe Rockey for Allegheny County Executive, citing the importance of reversing declines in population and a non-ideological agenda for economic growth.

The group, headquartered in Green Tree, represents 265 employers in the region and partners with the Pittsburgh Regional Building Trades, representing 45,000 workers.

In a statement issued to members today, the Association endorsed Rockey, saying Allegheny needs “a County Executive who is not only qualified to lead an economic recovery but also a leader with a results-oriented agenda and a practical focus on policy issues specific to Allegheny County.”

The organization met with both Rockey and his opponent, Sara Innamorato before reaching its decision.

The Association dismissed attempts to nationalize the election on broader issues that have no bearing on the progress of Allegheny County.

“These ideological issues are more relevant to a national stage, and voters should consider which candidate is best suited to implement specific solutions to move Allegheny County’s people and our economy forward,” the organization said in its prepared statement.

Rockey said he was heartened to learn of the endorsement.

“This campaign has been about making sure that working families can afford to continue to prosper here. The Master Builders’ Association, and the hard-working union men and women who work in this field deserve a County Executive who understands the economy and how to grow jobs,” Rockey said.

A copy of the Master Builders’ Association statement can be found here.




Andrew Yang releases video urging residents of Allegheny County to #VoteRockey

Press Release

Insulators union endorses Rockey, adding to labor support

Easy decision, says union business agent


October 25, 2023

PITTSBURGH – Joe Rockey’s campaign for Allegheny County Executive rang up another union endorsement this week, with an endorsement by the 1,000-member International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 2.

“It wasn’t a hard decision,” said Jim Cassidy, the union’s business manager. “You’ve got to think of your membership first.”

The 120-year-old group is known as the first “Green Building Trades Union” because of its work in energy savings.

Cassidy said that his organization supported Rockey because of his pro-growth stand, and noted that his Democratic opponent, Sara Innamorato, had opposed the location of a “hydrogen hub” in western Pennsylvania. The Biden administration earlier this month announced that western Pennsylvania’s proposal to locate the hub in this region had been rejected in favor of one supported by political leaders in West Virginia.

“She opposes everything. I have lost so many thousands of work hours because of her and the people she hangs around with,” Cassidy said. 

The Insulators endorsement now brings to more than 10,000 the number of workers represented by trades unions, including the Laborers International Union, the Boilermakers, and the Steamfitters unions. Rockey has also won the endorsement of multiple locals of the Fraternal Order of Police as well as the union representing county corrections workers.

“As the son of union Democrats, I know the importance of organized labor in Allegheny County. The men and women who make things work here deserve our unwavering support and that means always supporting the efforts to provide good, family sustaining jobs,” Rockey said.



Press Release

Rockey praises elections department, staff as vote nears

Calls on Innamorato to join in supporting current staff


October 20, 2023

PITTSBURGH – With two weeks to go before Election Day, County Executive nominee Joe Rockey today offered praise for the operation of the Allegheny County Department of Elections and called on his opponent to commit to making no changes in its management.

“Allegheny County is facing many problems, but one thing we won’t need to change is the leadership and staff of our Department of Elections,” Rockey added. “The Department of Elections has always been reliable, honest and free of political interference. A Rockey administration will keep it that way. I call on our opponent to commit to the same hands-off policy.”

Rockey singled out for praise department director David Voye and his staff, along with the hundreds of volunteers who, twice-yearly, staff the 1,324 polling places across the county.

Rockey has repeatedly stated that the 2020 vote was fair, accurate and honest and he urged all sides to make certain that the elections department is free of political pressure in the years ahead.



Press Release

Rockey widens labor support as Plumbers endorse

Union says he’s best choice as candidate builds momentum


October 19, 2023

PITTSBURGH – Joe Rockey continued to rack up labor endorsements in his campaign for Allegheny County Executive this week, earning the endorsement of the 1,110-member Plumbers Union Local 27.

“We looked at the candidates and it was clear that Joe Rockey stands for jobs and the pro-growth policies that can guarantee good-paying, union jobs for our members and the companies we service,” said Edward J. Bigley, business manager for the Coraopolis-based local.

Rockey, retired senior vice-president and risk officer for Pittsburgh-based PNC, has promoted a moderate and pro-labor platform that encourages new business and a respect for blue-collar jobs.

“Not only is he the best candidate for our members, but to me Joe Rockey is clearly the best candidate for our county,” Bigley said.

The 133-year-old union provides commercial services to 46 contractors throughout the region and offers training and apprenticeships to plumbers in both the commercial construction business and home services.

Rockey added the Plumbers endorsement to a growing list that includes the Laborers International Union of North America, Boilermakers Local 154 and Steamfitters Local 449, along with Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1, Lodge 91, Lodge 39 and 47 representing Pennsylvania State Troopers. Rockey also won the endorsement of the Allegheny County Prison Employees Independent Union.

The son of union Democrats, Rockey has embraced organized labor, noting that his plan for economic renewal, which he terms a “Jobs Renaissance,” is focused on a renewal in manufacturing along with support for the emerging technology and medical economy of the region.

“The support of working people is both humbling and a call to work tirelessly toward replacing the tens of thousands of jobs lost in the past five years,” Rockey said. “I am ready to fight for working people and their jobs from Day One.”



Press Release

Steamfitters join other labor unions in endorsing Rockey


October 15, 2023

Pittsburgh, Pa – Allegheny County Executive candidate Joe Rockey continued to add to his list of labor endorsements today when the 3,000-member strong Steamfitters Local 449 delivered an October endorsement.

“We watched the candidates. We listened and we checked the record. Joe Rockey was the candidate who made it clear that he backs good, union jobs in this region,” said Steamfitters business agent Ken Broadbent. “Sara Innamorato wasn’t there for us on the hydrogen hub. Labor can’t count on her to take the right stand when it matters.”

The endorsement comes just days after the Biden administration announced that it had accepted a plan for the construction of a clean-energy Hydrogen Hub project, putting the majority of jobs and construction in West Virginia. Innamorato has publicly opposed the construction of a hydrogen hub, putting her at odds with building trades unions that supported a bid by Pennsylvania.

The Steamfitters join the Laborers International Union of North America, Laborers Local 372, Boilermakers Local 154 in endorsing Rockey. Those unions represent close to thousands of members in Allegheny County. Rockey has also been endorsed by four Lodges of the Fraternal Order of Police, including the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding departments, and last month was endorsed by the centrist Forward Party of former Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang.

“I’m the son of union Democrats. I grew up in an era when blue-collar work was not just respected, but celebrated,” Rockey said. “That’s the tradition in which I was raised and it’s one in which I’ll lead as Allegheny County Executive.”

The endorsement comes at the same time the Innamorato campaign has entered a retrenching mode, with the candidate abruptly distancing herself from the Democratic Socialists of America,
the far-left group whose banner she carried in races for the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives.

After waiting four days, Innamorato finally denounced Pittsburgh DSA’s opposition to Israel in the wake of terrorist attacks by Hamas that killed thousands of Israeli civilians.

Innamorato and Rockey appeared side-by-side Sunday morning in the third debate of the campaign. Online reviews of Innamorato’s performance were largely negative, with one viewer describing Rockey’s answers as precise and focused and Innamorato’s responses as “word salad.”




Editorial: For optimism, for growth, for progress: Joe Rockey for Allegheny County Executive


The Pittsburgh region faces a political choice more stark than it has in many years, and perhaps many decades. Allegheny County can choose to be inward- and backward-looking, satisfied with stagnation and timid in the face of a highly competitive marketplace for jobs and growth. Or it can choose to reach beyond its borders, to seize opportunities and to finally defeat the spirit of decline.

Joe Rockey represents moving forward. He is the clear choice to lead the Pittsburgh region as the fourth Allegheny County Executive.

Solidity vs. inconsistency

Mr. Rockey, 58, an executive who retired as the chief risk officer at PNC Bank, is a newcomer to politics, but has shown a keen understanding of the issues facing the county. On the debate stage, he has looked significantly more prepared to step into the office, the third most powerful elected position in the state, than former state representative Sara Innamorato, 38.

Importantly, Mr. Rockey has demonstrated that his views on policy are not constrained by ideological purity. On the Allegheny County Jail and the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center, for instance, Mr. Rockey has emphasized both that these facilities are necessary and that they fulfill their purposes best when people there are treated with dignity. That means a comprehensive study of all jail operations; aggressive efforts to recruit a full complement of corrections officers; and working toward bringing Shuman back under competent county management as soon as possible.

Ms. Innamorato, on the other hand, seems to be caught between her more radical past positions and the necessity to appeal to a broader electorate.

The result has been platitudes about going to the root of criminal behavior while shifting her policy positions toward pragmatic reform as opposed to radical transformation. This is a welcome change, but voters should wonder which Sara Innamorato they’re going to get: the Democratic Socialists of America activist who was committed to the abolition of all incarceration, or the mellower version tailored to this broader electorate.

Experience vs. intentions

Strategic ambiguity has been a consistent feature of Ms. Innamorato’s campaign, on issues from juvenile justice to property reassessments to her own political views and history. It’s hard to know what she really thinks, or plans to do. This does not inspire confidence in her ability to direct a 6,000-employee bureaucracy with a billion-dollar budget — especially when faced with an increasingly ideological and confrontational County Council.

Take arguably the county’s most important responsibility: social services. Ms. Innamorato speaks passionately about issues such as mental health and homelessness, but she has little experience with the bureaucratic complexities of delivering social services. And where she does have experience — as vice chair of the Allegheny County Housing Association board — she doesn’t have much to show for it.

It’s only necessary to view the disaster in City Hall to see how far mere intentions go.

Ms. Innamorato and Mr. Rockey agree, rightly, on the necessity of low-barrier shelters and public-private partnerships, such as Second Avenue Commons. But it was Mr. Rockey who actually participated in its creation while at PNC. Further, Mr. Rockey has served on the boards of multiple charitable organizations that work with the county’s Department of Human Services: Despite being a political neophyte, he has significant experience in this crucial aspect of county government.

Voters can only hope Ms. Innamorato would learn on the job. While corporate experience doesn’t correlate perfectly with government, voters can be confident Mr. Rockey is ready to lead.

Moving forward vs. looking backward

But most of all, Mr. Rockey’s campaign is forward- and outward-looking. He emphasizes the importance of going out and selling Allegheny County to businesses, including a pledge to court 100 corporations to locate in the county. And his policies, such as streamlining permitting and expanding employment training in collaboration with unions and business, are oriented toward outreach and growth.

Ms. Innamorato’s campaign, on the other hand, is inward-looking. She emphasizes what’s wrong with Allegheny County while offering only vague promises to fix those faults. Meanwhile, all of Ms. Innamorato’s social justice promises, from “housing for all” (which comes directly from the DSA platform) to “restorative justice,” require resources that can only come from a growing tax base — or, more likely, raising taxes. 

There is no evidence Ms. Innamorato is prepared to meet the challenge of competing in the national market for jobs and investment, and good evidence she will shrink from it: Her allies in city government and County Council are publicly contemptuous of economic development through private enterprise.

Mr. Rockey, on the other hand, would bring a welcome return to bipartisan government in Allegheny County, last experienced under the popular moderate Jim Roddey. Especially as the local Democratic Party has lurched to the left, Mr. Rockey’s practical centrism will ensure local government is not captured by a single ideological faction.

A clear choice

The 2010s were the most optimistic decade in southwestern Pennsylvania since at least the 1950s. Pittsburgh finally had an identity that wasn’t based entirely in the past: tech, education, energy, medicine, the future. Decline had petered out — Allegheny County’s population increased for the first time in generations — and new growth was on the horizon.

Then the COVID pandemic, as it did everywhere, smothered this optimism. Social upheavals turned our attention to what was wrong with Pittsburgh — an essential reckoning, but one that can also stifle real solutions. As the county’s population began to decline once again, the feeling returned that Pittsburgh is a place doomed to stagnation, at best.

Joe Rockey is the candidate more likely to restore not just economic growth, but the spirit of optimism that has slipped through our fingers.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette endorses Joe Rockey for Allegheny County Executive.



Brandon McGinley: Sara Innamorato’s no good, very bad week


Now is the time for members of the quiet, bipartisan Joe Rockey faction in Pittsburgh’s political class to make their move.

World events have managed what no electoral opponent of local progressives has: placing a left-wing candidate, in this case former state representative Sara Innamorato, in a pincer between her perceived authenticity and her perceived moral rectitude.

At the same moment, a poll showing Mr. Rockey within a single percentage point of his opponent — conducted for a pro-Rockey super PAC but by a respected nonpartisan firm — is circulating among local politicos. While few believe the race is that close, myself included, the memo provides hard evidence for the growing feeling the race may be slipping away from Ms. Innamorato.

Progressive pincer

Few will dispute that Mr. Rockey, the 58-year-old retired bank executive, is a more credible administrator of a billion-dollar county government than Ms. Innamorato, the 38-year-old short-time state representative. Whether that matters has always been the question.

The appeal of progressive candidates in the Pittsburgh region has never been that they have impressive resumes or are competent administrators. It’s been that they’re perceived to be personally authentic and morally correct. It’s been that they’re on the right side of history.

This week raised the dangerous question: What if they’re not?

Sara Innamorato made national news in 2018, along with now-U.S. Rep. Summer Lee, when she unseated an established Democratic state legislator as an unapologetic member of the Democratic Socialists of America. Her DSA sympathies remained a core part of her public political identity, even as she established herself in more mainstream Democratic politics.

Until this week. On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh DSA chapter released one of the most pro-Palestinian statements of any local in the country, excusing last Saturday’s Hamas terror attacks as Israel’s predictable comeuppance. And two days earlier, both Ms. Lee and Ms. Innamorato were conspicuous no-shows at a Jewish Community Center solidarity vigil.

The county executive hopeful was faced with a choice: Ignore the growing suspicions about her lack of sympathy for Israeli and Jewish terror victims, or denounce the organization that launched her political career. She chose the latter.

It was the right move, politically and morally. It also signaled her willingness to break with the left as part of embracing the responsibilities of countywide executive office, which will be essential to success in that role.

But the choice will still prove costly. First, she attracted predictably vicious scorn on her left flank. At a deeper level, however, the episode highlighted that the commitments of the actually-existing progressive movement don’t always lead to morally satisfying conclusions. And it raises the question of why she ever associated herself with the DSA to begin with.

At the same time, cutting ties with her past also threatens another pillar of the progressives’ appeal: their apparent consistency and authenticity. Publicly renouncing a now-inconvenient relationship is exactly what a regular politician would do, but part of the point of the young progressives is that they aren’t regular politicians. This moment, more than any other so far, shattered that illusion.

Inevitability pierced

Fittingly, the polling firm Cygnal — which has a rare “A” rating from the analytics website FiveThirtyEight — was conducting its research as this drama played out, on October 9 and 10. The polling memo prepared for Save Allegheny County, a pro-Rockey super PAC, indicates a 45% to 44% race in favor of Ms. Innamorato, despite the two-to-one registration advantage for Democrats.

Most alarmingly for Ms. Innamorato, the poll has her opponent pulling about 25% support among Democrats, exactly the figure understood to be Mr. Rockey’s target.

There are numerous reasons to discount this result, beginning with the fact it’s very convenient for the organization that commissioned the poll. You’d also be hard-pressed to find a close observer of the race who believes it’s a dead heat, at least right now.

But there’s one very good reason to take it seriously, or at least to believe the real margin is in the low single digits: Ms. Innamorato is acting like it’s close. She’s playing frantic defense on DSA/​Palestine, and is said to be seeking more traditional media audiences, specifically via radio, that her campaign had previously spurned as unnecessary.

Cultivating a sense of inevitability is a very effective way to keep your own party’s voters in line, and potential donors and endorsers away from your opponent. But it’s also risky: Once that sense is lost, there’s no getting it back, and often there’s no backup plan.

So you’re saying there’s a chance

It’s hardly a secret that Pittsburgh’s traditional political class, across party lines, is generally cool (at best) on the idea of Sara Innamorato as county executive. Whether they choose to act on that feeling may determine the outcome of the race.

It would be too much to say there’s as strong a groundswell of support for Joe Rockey in the Duquesne Club set as there was for Republican Jim Roddey in 1999. Mr. Roddey had a much more established profile in the political scene; faced an opponent, Cyril Wecht, who collected enemies like beanie babies; and operated in a less partisan environment than today, with dozens more moderate-to-conservative Democratic elected officials in play.

There’s also the looming threat that an Innamorato administration will freeze out people and institutions who pick the wrong horse, as has happened down Grant Street.

This week, however, may convince people with big names and wallets that supporting Mr. Rockey isn’t a waste. Will he win? I’ll still need at least a three-to-one payout to make that bet. Can he win? Yes, definitely.

But he won’t without a little more momentum from Pittsburghers whose names and reputations confer respectability. This would give fence-sitting voters permission to take Mr. Rockey seriously — and to ignore the coming attack ads.

Sara Innamorato has stumbled, and the run of play is now with Joe Rockey. It will be up to the quiet Rockey supporters, and Innamorato skeptics, in business and politics to determine whether this is a blip, or a turning point.



Sara Innamorato condemns DSA’s comments about Israel and says she left the group years ago

By Hallie Lauer

Allegheny County executive candidate Sara Innamorato on Wednesday denounced statements by the Democratic Socialists of America about last weekend’s Hamas attack on Israel and said she broke with the far-left group years ago. 

“I strongly denounce the recent anti-Israel actions and statements of national and local DSA chapters, which coldly ignores the gruesome attacks on innocent Israelis,” Ms. Innamorato, the Democratic nominee for county executive in the Nov. 7 election, wrote in a social media post. “Anti-semitism is a real and deadly issue and as we approach the fifth anniversary of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue, I’m focused on how we can build a county that provides safety and stability for all.”

Her comments came amid growing pressure for her to clarify her affiliation with the group. The Pittsburgh chapter of the DSA on Tuesday called for ending U.S. military aid to Israel. It also said that “violent opposition is the inevitable response to the conditions imposed by Israeli occupation.”

“Israel has a right to defend itself while minimizing civilian casualties,” Ms. Innamorato said Wednesday. “Additionally, I support a plan that offers safe passage out of Gaza for civilians because Hamas also uses innocent Palestinians as human shields.” 

She also said that she hasn’t “been affiliated with the DSA since 2019.”

That marked the first time Ms. Innamorato has publicly said she left the DSA. Ms. Innamorato was a member of the organization when she was first elected to the Pennsylvania state House in 2018. She resigned over the summer to focus on her campaign for executive.

Since announcing her candidacy for the county’s top elected office, Ms. Innamorato has faced questions about her ties to the DSA. In the first debate of the general election last month, she was asked directly about her affiliation with the group and whether she is a socialist. 

Ms. Innamorato did not, at the time, say she hadn’t been affiliated with the group in years. She did say that she is not a socialist, instead calling herself a “pragmatic progressive.”

Her social media post Wednesday went on to “urge my opponent to stay focused on who is actually being harmed in the conflict in Israel and Gaza instead of trying to score cheap political points off of people’s pain.”  

Earlier on Wednesday, her GOP opponent Joe Rockey said on social media that “a lukewarm rejection of the attacks isn’t enough from Sara. She needs to renounce the enablers in DSA and stand with the Jewish people.”

After the attack over the weekend, Ms. Innamorato took to social media to condemn the “horrifying and brutal terroristic attacks” by Hamas. 

“Many of us in Allegheny County and worldwide are watching this moment with apprehension and fear as violence escalates,” she said in a post Monday. “Like many, my hope is for peace to prevail through diplomacy that ends the cycle of violence.” 

Mr. Rockey has called out Ms. Innamorato multiple times on social media over the past few days for her affiliation with DSA and the organization’s “anti-Israel stand.”

Many traditional Democrats, Mr. Rockey’s campaign said in a statement Tuesday, “find themselves alienated by Innamorato’s attempts to distract from her DSA roots.”

“It shouldn’t take this kind of teeth-pulling to get a candidate to split with organizations that justify mass murder,” Mr. Rockey’s spokesperson said. “Allegheny County needs someone who takes the right position when it matters, not when they’re cornered.” 


Press Release

Rockey backers launch Democrats for Rockey

Coalition includes former Dem hopefuls, dozens of party stalwarts


October 10, 2023

PITTSBURGH – Nearly 100 Allegheny County Democrats, including two former contenders for the party’s nomination, launched Democrats for Rockey today, amid warnings that their party is being overtaken by extremists, Democratic nominee Sara Innamorato chief among them.

One after the other, members of the newly forming coalition keyed on Innamorato’s membership in the Democratic Socialists of America, a far-left group that recently sided against Israel in the ongoing attacks by the Hamas terrorist group.

“I know a Democrat when I see one. Sara Innamorato is not a Democrat. She is a Democratic Socialist. I do not believe that everyone understands the difference. I cannot allow someone to use my party for their own purposes,” said Theresa Colaizzi, a former Pittsburgh School Board president who sought her party’s nomination for Allegheny County Executive.

Innamorato attempted to strike Colaizzi’s name from the Spring primary ballot, a move she described as cynical and reminiscent of the worst in party politics.

“To this day, Sara Innamorato doesn’t want to explain her relationship with DSA,” Colaizzi said. “Is she still a member? If so, why hide it? If she quit DSA, what changed her mind? It would be nice if the local media covering this race would ask her so the public would know.”

Also endorsing is Will Parker, who publicly endorsed Rockey days after the May Primary in which more than 60 percent of Democratic voters supported someone other than Innamorato.

Among other Democrats endorsing Rockey was Michael Sarsfield, former president of Carnegie Borough Council and onetime Democratic chair of that community.

Sarsfield noted Innamorato’ often evasive answers about her DSA connections as well as flipflops on issues ranging from the reopening of a juvenile detention center to her plans to reassess Allegheny County properties.

“Joe Rockey knows where he stands. In the political middle, with the rest of us,” Sarsfield said. “Anyone who watched the debates knows that the longest distance between two points is a Sara Innamorato answer.”

Joining the group was Jim Ellenbogen, a onetime Allegheny County Council member who noted that he has, “a hundred years of Democratic politics running in my veins.”

“I’m here to tell you today that our last, best hope to halt the decline in Allegheny County is a man named Joe Rockey,” Ellenbogen said. “He might appear under the Republican line, but when I hear him speak, I think of some of the greats of the Democratic Party.

“Joe Rockey’s moderate views, his support for social programs and his respect for blue-collar jobs – all these things do more than make him electable. They make him necessary.”

The group’s launch marked the beginning of what Rockey has called a “coming home” for many traditional Democrats who find themselves alienated by Innamorato’s attempts to distract from her DSA roots and stated desire to “make Allegheny County a laboratory for progressive policies.” 

“The people here today are making it clear. They are Democrats. Sara Innamorato is not,” Rockey said. “We need an administration that reflects the values and middle-road policies that have helped us survive hard years. We can’t risk turning Allegheny County into someone’s political experiment.”


A list of members of Democrats for Rockey is attached

List of Democrats Endorsing Joe Rockey Tuesday

Note: this is a partial list as additional Democrats have informed the campaign they are exploring an endorsement of Joe Rockey

1) Mimi Eisel: Senior activist; former Board member in Thornberry 

2) Eric Lloyd: CEO Aeras 

3) Max Beier: Partner; Beier, Beier & Beier (Pgh) 

4) Phil Ameris: President of Laborers Local 1058 

5) Lauren Metz: UPMC Wexford

6) Will Parker: Ran for County Executive 

7) Angela Fazio: Community activist Robinson Twp

8) Bill Stewart: Engineer 

9) Lucy Harper: Mayor of Pennsbury 

10) George Satler: Former candidate for Allegheny County Sheriff 

11) Susan Godleski: Executive Day Care Industry Robinson Twp

12) James Barefoot: Robinson Twp. Commissioner 

13) Theresa Colaizzi: Ran for County Executive 

14) Robert DelGrecco: Shareholder with Dickie McCamey 

15) Abby Kougher: Owner of an IT company North Side

16) James Larkin: Senior activist North Hills

17) Patty Larkin: Senior activist North Hills

18) Michael Sarsfield: Former Carnegie Council president and Constable 

19) Sue Newman: Chief of Security for Ross Twp. 

20) Mike Stanton: Boilermakers’ Business Manager 

21) Jim Ellenbogen: Former Allegheny County Councilman 

22) Christian Manders: East End activist; Healthcare & Tech Community

 23) George Shannon: Mayor of Sewickley 

24) George Eaborn: Robinson Twp; Retired Shipping Industry & Small Businessman

 25) Mary Lou McLaughlin: Director Emeritus of the Pittsburgh Foundation 

26) Terry Lloyd: Lloyd Trust Wexford

27) Mike Caputo: Accel Entertainment 

28) Anna Barr: Engineer Robinson Twp

29) Alyssa Edmonds: Elementary Teacher Forest Grove Elementary

30) Gina Richards: Physician’s Assistant Moon Twp

31) Helen Jarvis: Community activist Mckees Rocks

32) Bill Edmonds: Architect Robinson Twp

33) Joey Waslousky: Project Manager – Kennedy Twp

34) Paul Musko: Senior activist – Kennedy Twp

35) Johnny Able: Partner Salire Inc. 

36) Greg Erosenko: Former Monroeville Councilman; Veteran activist 

37) Liz Matergia: Dem’s Women Golf Association 

38) Mary Jo Stewart: Community activist Kennedy Twp

40) Amy DiClemente: Community activist McKees Rocks

41) Dyland Edmonds: Executive, sporting goods company 

42) Alex Pravlochak: Mechanical Engineer 

43) Julia Pravlochak: Paralegal – Moon Twp

44) Dave Matergia: Community activity Robinson Twp

45) Jim Elk: Boilermakers’ Business Agent 

46) Joe Laquatra Jr.: Laborers Local 1058 Business Manager

 47) Jason Markovich: Laborers Local 1058 Business Manager 

48) Sue Demko: Carnegie Councilwoman 

49) Matt Feldmeier: FOP Lodge 91; Endorsement Chair 

50) Richard Ruffolo: FOP Lodge 1 Pittsburgh; President 

51) Jon Barefoot: Owner Sir Duke Auto Detailing 

52) Tracy Blyzwick: Montour High School Special Education Teacher 

53) Kalyn Kohler: Kennedy Twp; RN; Veterans Administration Hospital

 54) Anthony McCune: Retired; Senior activist from Garfield 

55) Peter Leone: Insurance Executive 

56) John Caputo: Avalon 

57) Mike Ford: Mt. Lebanon 

58) Ron Connolly: Robinson 

59) Ed Liffey: Highland Park 

60) Mike Vaughan: Brookline 

61) Meg Vaughan: Brookline 

62) Alice Leone: Thornburg 

63) Helen Kondrich: Swisshelm Park 

64) Keith Kondrich: Swisshelm Park 

65) Marilyn Sieber: Reserve 

66) Mark Wahl: Ross 

67) Maura Wahl: Ross 

68) James Barefoot Jr.: Cleveland Bros Equipment 

69) Tom Wratcher: Wall Borough; President of Council

70) Mary Jo Goodrich: Goodrich Law

71) Gene Grattan, Past President Fort Pitt Lodge No. 1, Fraternal Order of Police.