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.