Category Archives: PA Lieutenant Governor

Kathi Cozzone: Gathering momentum

from Cozzone for PA, 11/10/17 (Commissioner Cozzone is a candidate for Lieutenant GTovernor of PA this year)

What an Election Day for Democrats! Congratulations to all the wonderful candidates who ran for judicial, county and local offices in 2017. Whether they scored truly historic victories like we saw in Chester County, or fought the good fight for our progressive values but fell short, every candidate deserves our thanks.

Clearly, voters are energized because they are not happy. But it’s not just Donald Trump. Voters also don’t like the fact that it took our Republican Legislature months past the budget deadline, just to pass an irresponsible revenue package that uses more borrowing and phantom revenue to balance. That’s why it’s critical that we keep the momentum going to bring about change in Harrisburg next year.

I’m so pleased to announce that my campaign for Lt. Governor is building momentum too. Today, we are announcing another round of endorsements from County Commissioner Jeff Eggleston (Warren County), County Commissioner Harlan Shober (Washington County), fmr. County Commissioner Suzanne McCool (Monroe County) and State Representative John Galloway (Bucks County). They join previous endorsements from Chester, Bucks, Berks, Somerset, Bradford and Butler Counties. Commissioner Shober, who is the immediate past President of the County Commissioners Association of PA, had this to say about my candidacy:

“Kathi Cozzone understands how government can work for its citizens. As Commissioners, we see firsthand how decisions made in Harrisburg affect our counties’ ability to improve the lives of our constituents in need and improve the quality of life for all. If Kathi is elected Lt. Governor, she will bring that deep understanding to a state government that is often badly out of touch with the work done by county and local governments. Voters in PA will be well-served to elect her, and legislators in Harrisburg would be wise to listen to her input when she gets there. That’s why I’m endorsing Kathi Cozzone for Lt. Governor.”

— Harlan Shober, Washington County Commissioner

You can read all the endorsement statements from these and previous endorsers here. You can also join the momentum, by donating today!

Your Friend,

Kathi Cozzone

PS. I hope to see you at our event on November 29th. RSVP here!

Commissioner Kathi Cozzone to announce run for lieutenant governor

by Michael Rellahan, Daily Local News, 8/21/17

WEST CHESTER >> Citing a desire to bring issues affecting local governments to attention in Harrisburg and to give the governor an advocate to work with both political parties, Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone intends to announce her candidacy for lieutenant governor Tuesday.

“I think the governor needs a partner who understands how to work across the aisle for the benefit of the residents of Pennsylvania,” said Cozzone in an interview Monday with the Daily Local News. “And local government needs a voice” to combat the “systematic cuts” that have been forced on communities by the General Assembly, from counties to municipalities to school boards.

“That isn’t the way to do things,” Cozzone declared. “I think we can do it better, and I think I’m the one to do it.”

Cozzone will make her announcement in an event at 2 p.m. Tuesday on the front steps of the Historic Chester County Courthouse, where she began her political career in 2008 after two decades in private business. The Democrat is expected to be joined in person or by letter by other politicians and supporters who endorse her candidacy. The election is in 2018….

keep reading at Daily Local News

‘Low wage is not OK’: Minimum wage marchers want raise from $7.25 to $10.10

By Christian Alexandersen, PennLive, 2/9/15

Chants of “Low wage is not OK” were heard around the Capitol Complex Monday during a march and rally to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.

About 200 people, including Lt. Gov. Michael Stack, met at the Grace Methodist Church for a morning of speeches and discussions before marching from State Street to Commonwealth Avenue….

keep reading at PennLive