Endorsements

ChamberPAC endorses candidates for the Pennsylvania General Assembly, and some statewide and judicial offices, who have a track record of or will prioritize support for 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.

In the 2020 General Election, all of the 203 seats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, as well as 25 of the 50 state Senate seats, will be on the ballot.

This year, ChamberPAC endorsed 109 legislators and candidates for the state House and 19 legislators and candidates for the state Senate. After a careful evaluation, we believe that these leaders will prioritize the impact of legislation on the state’s broad-based business community, and work to introduce and pass legislation that will improve Pennsylvania’s overall competitiveness and build a stronger economic future for all. ChamberPAC also endorsed Timothy DeFoor for state Auditor General, believing that his experience fighting government waste, fraud and abuse combined with his years as a professional auditor make him uniquely qualified and the best candidate for the job.

(District/Candidate)
4 Curt Sonney 5 Barry Jozwiak 6 Brad Roae
8 Tim Bonner 10 Aaron Bernstine 11 Marci Mustello
12 Daryl Metcalfe 13 John Lawrence 14 Jim Marshall
15 Josh Kail 17 Parke Wentling 18 K.C. Tomlinson
21 John Waugh 28 Rob Mercuri 29 Meghan Schroeder
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 Bob Brooks 56 George Dunbar
57 Eric Nelson 58 Eric Davanzo 59 Mike Reese
60 Jeff Pyle 62 Jim Struzzi 63 Donna Oberlander
64 R. Lee James 65 Kathy Rapp 67 Martin Causer
68 Clint Owlett 69 Carl Walker Metzgar 71 Jim Rigby
72 Howard Terndrup 73 Tommy Sankey 75 Mike Armanini
76 Stephanie Borowicz 78 Jesse Topper 79 Lou Schmitt
80 Jim Gregory 81 Rich Irvin 82 John Hershey
83 Jeff Wheeland 84 Joe Hamm 85 David Rowe
86 Perry Stambaugh 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 David Hickernell 99 Dave Zimmerman
100 Bryan Cutler 101 Frank Ryan 102 Russ Diamond
104 Sue Helm 105 Andrew Lewis 107 Kurt Masser
108 Lynda Schlegel Culver 109 David Millard 110 Tina Pickett
111 Jonathan Fritz 116 Tarah Toohil 117 Karen Boback
122 Doyle Heffley 123 Tim Twardzik 124 Jerry Knowles
125 Joe Kerwin 128 Mark Gillen 129 Jim Cox
130 David Maloney 131 Milou Mackenzie 134 Ryan Mackenzie
137 Joe Emrick 138 Ann Flood 139 Mike Peifer
144 Todd Polinchock 145 Craig Staats 147 Tracy Pennycuick
152 Karen Houck 155 Michael Taylor 158 Eric Roe
160 Craig Williams 165 Robert Smythe, Jr. 169 Kate Klunk
170 Martina White 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)
9 Tom Killion 13 Scott Martin 15 John DiSanto
17 Ellen Fisher 19 Kevin Runey 21 Scott Hutchinson
23 Gene Yaw 25 Cris Dush 27 John Gordner
29 Dave Argall 31 Mike Regan 33 Doug Mastriano
35 Wayne Langerholc, Jr. 37 Devlin Robinson 39 Kim Ward
41 Joe Pittman 45 Nicole Ziccarelli 47 Elder Vogel, Jr.
49 Dan Laughlin            
Lycoming candidates talk property taxes

Lycoming candidates talk property taxes

Oct 27, 2020 | The Express

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Three candidates vying for state's 152nd Legislative seat

Three candidates vying for state's 152nd Legislative seat

Oct 26, 2020 | Montgomery Media

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Pennsylvania State Senate District 37: Pam Iovino vs. Devlin Robinson

Pennsylvania State Senate District 37: Pam Iovino vs. Devlin Robinson

Oct 21, 2020 | Pittsburgh City Paper

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Pennsylvania State House District 44: Michele Knoll vs. Valerie Gaydos

Pennsylvania State House District 44: Michele Knoll vs. Valerie Gaydos

Oct 21, 2020 | Pittsburgh City Paper

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Pennsylvania State House District 28: Emily Skopov vs. Rob Mercuri

Pennsylvania State House District 28: Emily Skopov vs. Rob Mercuri

Oct 21, 2020 | Pittsburgh City Paper

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Armanini busy campaigning in 75th district

Armanini busy campaigning in 75th district

Oct 8, 2020 | The Bradford Era

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ChamberPAC Endorses Timothy DeFoor for Auditor General

ChamberPAC Endorses Timothy DeFoor for Auditor General

Oct 6, 2020 | Tricia Harris

ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today announced its endorsement of Republican Timothy DeFoor for state Auditor General in the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3. 

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Get Informed! New Legislative Scorecard Helps Voters Prepare for Election Day

Get Informed! New Legislative Scorecard Helps Voters Prepare for Election Day

Sep 24, 2020 | Lindsay Andrews

We’re only weeks out from this year’s highly anticipated General Election. In addition to the all-important presidential contest, every one of Pennsylvania’s 203 House seats and half of the state Senate seats are also on the ballot. Through our political arm, ChamberPAC, the PA Chamber works every election cycle to inform voters of the lawmakers who we believe – based on their voting records or answers to questionnaires – would be the private sector’s best representatives in Harrisburg. This year, we’ve got an exciting new tool that we’re adding to our Election Day education arsenal.

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ChamberPAC Announces Legislative Endorsements for 2020 General Election

ChamberPAC Announces Legislative Endorsements for 2020 General Election

Aug 24, 2020 | 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 2020 General Election.  ChamberPAC supports candidates and incumbent lawmakers who are dedicated to improving the Commonwealth’s business climate through pro-growth, pro-jobs policies. This year, each of the 203 seats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, as well as 25 of the 50 state Senate seats, will be on the ballot.

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ChamberPAC Endorses Devlin Robinson for the 37th Senatorial District

ChamberPAC Endorses Devlin Robinson for the 37th Senatorial District

May 19, 2020 | Lindsay Andrews

ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today announced its endorsement of Devlin Robinson for the 37th state Senatorial District in the upcoming Primary Election, which will take place on Tuesday, June 2.  The 37th Senatorial District includes parts of Allegheny and Washington counties.

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ChamberPAC Endorses David Arnold for 48th Senatorial District

ChamberPAC Endorses David Arnold for 48th Senatorial District

Dec 11, 2019 | Tricia Harris

ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today announced its endorsement of Republican David Arnold for state senator of the 48th Senate District.  The Special Election for the senate seat will take place on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.  The 48th Senatorial District consists of Lebanon and parts of York and Dauphin Counties. 

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ChamberPAC Endorses Judge Christylee Peck and Deputy District Attorney Megan McCarthy King for State Superior Court

ChamberPAC Endorses Judge Christylee Peck and Deputy District Attorney Megan McCarthy King for State Superior Court

Sep 12, 2019 | Tricia Harris

ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today announced its endorsement of Judge Christylee Peck and Chester County Deputy District Attorney Megan McCarthy King for the Pennsylvania Superior Court in the upcoming 2019 General Election.

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Rowe understands job creation

Rowe understands job creation

Aug 15, 2019 | The Daily Item

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ChamberPAC Endorses David Rowe for Special State House Election

ChamberPAC Endorses David Rowe for Special State House Election

Jul 31, 2019 | Tricia Harris

ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today announced its endorsement of Republican David Rowe for state representative of the 85th House District.  The special election for the House seat will take place on Tuesday, August 20.  The 85th House District comprises parts of Snyder and Union Counties. 

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Senate Candidates Mastriano and Pittman; House Candidate Mustello Receive ChamberPAC Endorsement

Senate Candidates Mastriano and Pittman; House Candidate Mustello Receive ChamberPAC Endorsement

Apr 22, 2019 | Tricia Harris

ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today announced three legislative endorsements for upcoming Special Elections.  The endorsements include: Doug Mastriano for the 33rd state Senatorial District; Joe Pittman for the 41st state Senatorial District; and Marci Mustello for the 11th state House District.  All three of the Special Elections will coincide with the May 21 Primary Election.  Additional information on each candidate can be found below.

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