WirePOLITICS: Naughton, Petri announce endorsements

Tom Waringthe Wire

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, who represents a district mostly in northeastern Pennsylvania, endorsed Shaughnessy Naughton, a Democratic candidate in the 8th Congressional District.

Naughton faces state Rep. Steve Santarsiero in the April 26 primary.

“For Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District, I am happy to endorse Shaughnessy Naughton. I believe Ms. Naughton will bring credit not just to the Democratic Party, but also to the entire Pennsylvania delegation to the United States House of Representatives. Her strong academic credentials, coupled with her experience as a small business owner and scientist, will bring a dose of respect for true facts and real-world solutions that I have found too often to be sorely missing from proceedings in that body,” Cartwright said.

“In addition, Ms. Naughton has personally demonstrated the kind of grit and capacity for hard work that are the sine qua non of a successful campaign for Congress. It is clear to me that Shaughnessy will make an excellent congresswoman for Pennsylvania, and so I give her my fullest endorsement for the voters of the 8th Congressional District.  From Levittown to Quakertown, from New Hope to Harleysville, from Bensalem to Doylestown, the working families of this district will be glad to have Shaughnessy Naughton fighting for them in Washington.”

Republican candidates are state Rep. Scott Petri, former Bucks County Commissioner Andy Warren, attorney Dean Malik, psychologist Marc Duome and former FBI Agent Brian Fitzpatrick, younger brother of Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, who is not seeking another term.

Scott Petri last week received the endorsement of 25 local municipal leaders from across Bucks County as he seeks the Republican congressional nomination.

“I am proud to have the support and confidence of so many community leaders from across Bucks County,” he said. “It is important that our representatives in Washington understand the needs of local governments and the issues affecting our communities, and I pledge to work with all local leaders from across Bucks and Montgomery counties.”

Those endorsing Petri are Ivyland Councilmen Albert DeGideo and Robert Severn; Middletown Supervisor Tom Gallagher; Upper Makefield Supervisors Tom Cino, Dan Rattigan and Mary Ryan; Upper Southampton Supervisors Lola Buckians, Keith Froggatt and Marguerite Genesio; Wrightstown Supervisors Jane Magne and Chester Pogonowski; Newtown Supervisors Kyle Davis and Mike Gallagher; Northampton Supervisors Barry Moore and Larry Weinstein; Northampton Auditors Ed Hadlow and Liz Youse; New Hope Mayor Larry Keller; Warwick Supervisors Judith Algeo, John Cox and Ned Thompson; Riegelsville Mayor Gregory Stokes; East Rockhill Supervisor David Nyman; former Upper Southampton Supervisor Walt Stevens; and former Durham Supervisor Manfred Marschewski.

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