ChamberPAC endorses candidates for the Pennsylvania General Assembly, and some statewide and judicial offices, that have a track record of or are receptive to supporting 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.
There were a number of important elected positions on the ballot for the 2020 General Election – all of Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation, all three state row offices, all 203 seats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, as well as 25 of the 50 state Senate seats. After careful evaluation of the candidates, ChamberPAC endorsed Tim DeFoor for state Auditor General; along with 112 candidates for the state House and 19 candidates for the state Senate.
In the end, DeFoor was successful in his bid to be the next Auditor General and 123 of the 131 legislative candidates endorsed by ChamberPAC won election. Going into the 2021-22 legislative session, the state House of Representatives increased its pro-business majority by three seats. We believe that these candidates will prioritize the impact of legislation on the state’s broad-based business community and we look forward to working with them in the upcoming 2021-22 legislative session.
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.
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.