Endorsements

ChamberPAC endorses candidates for the Pennsylvania General Assembly, and some statewide and judicial offices, that have a track record of or are receptive to supporting the state’s job creators. In determining ChamberPAC endorsements, several factors are taken into consideration – the integrity and character of the candidate; demonstrated interest in and/or proven track record of supporting business issues; and the opposition he/she faces in an upcoming election.

There were a number of important elected positions on the ballot for the 2018 General Election – governor, all of Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation, one U.S. Senate seat, all 203 seats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, as well as 25 of the 50 state Senate seats. After careful evaluation of the candidates, ChamberPAC endorsed Scott Wagner for governor; along with 107 candidates for the state House and 18 candidates for the state Senate.

In the end, 109 of the 125 legislative candidates endorsed by ChamberPAC won election, with one race still undecided (please see the tabs below for a complete list of the ChamberPAC endorsed legislative candidates that were elected). We believe that these candidates will prioritize the impact of legislation on the state’s broad-based business community and we look forward to working with them in the upcoming 2019-20 legislative session.

(District/Candidate)
4 Curt Sonney 6 Brad Roae 8 Tedd Nesbit
10 Aaron Bernstine 11 Brian Ellis 12 Daryl Metcalfe
13 John Lawrence 14 Jim Marshall 15 Josh Kail
17 Parke Wentling 28 Mike Turzai 30 Lori Mizgorski
37 Mindy Fee 39 Michael Puskaric 40 Natalie Mihalek
41 Brett Miller 43 Keith Greiner 44 Valerie Gaydos
46 Jason Ortitay 47 Keith Gillespie 48 Tim O'Neal
49 Bud Cook 51 Matthew Dowling 52 Ryan Warner
54 Robert Brooks 56 George Dunbar 57 Eric Nelson
58 Justin Walsh 59 Mike Reese 60 Jeff Pyle
62 Jim Struzzi 63 Donna Oberlander 64 Lee James
65 Kathy Rapp 66 Cris Dush 67 Martin Causer
68 Clint Owlett 73 Tommy Sankey 75 Matt Gabler
76 Stephanie Borowicz 78 Jesse Topper 80 Jim Gregory
81 Rich Irvin 82 Johnathan Hershey 83 Jeff Wheeland
84 Garth Everett 85 Fred Keller 86 Mark Keller
87 Greg Rothman 88 Sheryl Delozier 89 Rob Kauffman
90 Paul Schemel 91 Dan Moul 92 Dawn Keefer
93 Mike Jones 94 Stan Saylor 97 Steve Mentzer
98 Dave Hickernell 99 Dave Zimmerman 100 Bryan Cutler
101 Frank Ryan 102 Russ Diamond 104 Sue Helm
105 Andrew Lewis 107 Kurt Masser 108 Lynda Culver
109 David Millard 110 Tina Pickett 111 Jonathan Fritz
117 Karen Boback 122 Doyle Heffley 124 Jerry Knowles
125 Mike Tobash 128 Mark Gillen 129 Jim Cox
130 David Maloney 131 Justin Simmons 134 Ryan Mackenzie
137 Joe Emrick 138 Marcia Hahn 139 Michael Peifer
144 Todd Polinchock 145 Craig Staats 147 Marcy Toepel
168 Chris Quinn 169 Kate Klunk 171 Kerry Benninghoff
176 Jack Rader 178 Wendi Thomas 183 Zach Mako
187 Gary Day 189 Rosemary Brown 193 Torren Ecker
196 Seth Grove 199 Barb Gleim      
(District/Candidate)
6 Tommy Tomlinson 16 Pat Browne 18 Lisa Boscola
20 Lisa Baker 24 Bob Mensch 28 Kristin Phillips-Hill
30 Judy Ward 32 Pat Stefano 34 Jake Corman
36 Ryan Aument 40 Mario Scavello 46 Camera Bartolotta
48 Mike Folmer 50 Michele Brooks      
ChamberPAC Endorses Scott Wagner for Governor

ChamberPAC Endorses Scott Wagner for Governor

Oct 11, 2018 | Tricia Harris

ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today announced its endorsement of Scott Wagner for governor.  Wagner, the Republican candidate, is running on a pro-jobs, pro-growth platform.

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ChamberPAC Endorses Todd Polinchock for 144th House District

ChamberPAC Endorses Todd Polinchock for 144th House District

Oct 11, 2018 | Tricia Harris

ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today announced its endorsement of Todd Polinchock for state representative of the 144th House District.  Polinchock, a Republican, is vying for the seat currently held by retiring Rep. Kathy Watson.  The 144th House District consists of parts of Bucks County.

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ChamberPAC Endorses Tom McGarrigle for 26th Senatorial District

ChamberPAC Endorses Tom McGarrigle for 26th Senatorial District

Oct 10, 2018 | Tricia Harris

ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today announced its endorsement of Tom McGarrigle for state senator of the 26th Senatorial District. 

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ChamberPAC Announces Endorsements for 2018 General Election

ChamberPAC Announces Endorsements for 2018 General Election

Sep 11, 2018 | Tricia Harris

ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today announced its candidate endorsements for the Pennsylvania General Assembly in the upcoming 2018 General Election.  ChamberPAC supports pro-job, pro-growth candidates and incumbent lawmakers who are dedicated to improving Pennsylvania’s business climate and growing the economy.

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ChamberPAC Endorses Jim Struzzi for State House of Representatives

ChamberPAC Endorses Jim Struzzi for State House of Representatives

May 8, 2018 | Lindsay Andrews

ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today announced its endorsement of Jim Struzzi for the state’s 62nd legislative House District.

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ChamberPAC Announces Endorsements for 2018 Special, Primary Elections

ChamberPAC Announces Endorsements for 2018 Special, Primary Elections

Apr 24, 2018 | Lindsay Andrews

ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today announced its endorsement of four state House candidates, three of whom are running in the upcoming Special Election and one candidate who is running in the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 15.

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