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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!

The Scariest Thing You’ll See This Halloween

The State Legislature sent the Governor a revenue plan last week that is downright scary. This shameful witches’ brew of bad governance underscores why I want to bring my financial expertise and my experience working across the aisle to balance budgets responsibly to Harrisburg. Won’t you stand with me against this insanity?

The Legislature’s revenue package is unsustainable. It relies on massive borrowing that delays our problems rather than solving them. Majority Leadership seems to have taken off their “fiscally conservative” masks.

The Legislature’s revenue package is irresponsible and reckless. It raids other funds that are earmarked for future spending, and it assumes new revenues from expanded gambling without any real idea on what those new gambling outlets would bring in. Like a spooky ghost going “bump” in the night, that revenue might just be all in their imagination.

This revenue package, delivered well past the witching hour, forces the Governor to choose between a bad plan or a lack of funding that shortchanges our schools, seniors and public safety. I want to help us avoid this choice in the future. Please consider helping today.

Your Friend,

Kathi Cozzone
(Chester County Commissioner, 2018 candidate for PA Lieutenant Governor)

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