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For Immediate Release
March 4, 2019

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ChamberPAC Endorses D. Raja for Special State Senate Election

HARRISBURG - ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today announced its endorsement of D. Raja for state senator of the 37th Senatorial District. 

 

The special election for the Senate seat will take place on Tuesday, April 2.  Raja, a Republican, will face Democrat Pam Iovino for the seat previously held by former state Senator and now Cong. Guy Reschenthaler, R-PA.  The 37th Senatorial District comprises parts of Allegheny and Washington Counties. 

 

“As a successful entrepreneur who has also shown leadership in local government, Raja knows firsthand the challenges job creators face in the Commonwealth,” PA Chamber President Gene Barr said. “He will be a strong advocate for the state’s broad-based business community in the halls of the state Capitol.”

 

Raja’s ties to southwestern Pennsylvania run deep.  He is a graduate of both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.  Upon graduation, he chose to stay in the Pittsburgh region, going on to create a successful technology company that now provides more than 500 family-sustaining jobs.  His local government experience includes serving as a Mt. Lebanon township commissioner.  As a member of the Pittsburgh Port Authority Board, Raja led efforts for stronger oversight and fiscal responsibility.  He and his wife are raising two daughters in the Mt. Lebanon area of Allegheny County. 

 

“Raja’s depth of experience in the public and private sector make him uniquely qualified to represent the residents of the 37th Senatorial District,” Barr added. “On behalf of the Pennsylvania Chamber’s broad-based membership ChamberPAC urges voters to support D. Raja in the upcoming special election.”

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The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state's largest broad-based business association, with its statewide membership comprising businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors. The PA Chamber is The Statewide Voice of BusinessTM.

ChamberPAC is a bipartisan political action committee of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, whose purpose is to contribute to pro-job, pro-growth candidates who believe in business's rights to compete on an equal basis in the world marketplace. ChamberPAC is governed by a board of directors consisting of volunteer business leaders.