ChamberPAC Issues Special Election and Primary Endorsements

Last week, ChamberPAC – the political arm of the PA Chamber – announced its endorsement of Judge Kevin Brobson in the Republican Primary for State Supreme Court; as well as Chris Gebhard for the 48th Senatorial District Special Election and Abby Major for the 60th House District Special Election.  The Special Elections are scheduled to coincide with Primary Election Day on Tuesday, May 18.

“ChamberPAC is proud to endorse these well-qualified candidates who each bring their own unique experience to the table. Judge Brobson will bring a fair and balanced perspective to the state Supreme Court. On the legislative front, Chris Gebhard and Abby Major will be strong pro-business voices in the halls of the state Capitol,” PA Chamber President and CEO Gene Barr said in a press release announcing the endorsements.

Judge Kevin Brobson has extensive legal experience.  In addition to his current role as a judge on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, a position he has held since 2010, he previously practiced law in the private sector where he specialized in commercial litigation and administrative law.  There will be one open seat on the state Supreme Court this year.

As a small business owner, Chris Gebhard understands the challenges job creators face in the Commonwealth – which have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.  His top policy priorities include fighting back against burdensome tax increase proposals that will only hinder the state’s economic recovery.  The 48th state Senatorial District consists of Lebanon County and parts of Dauphin and York Counties.

Most recently, Abby Major served as the chief of staff to former state Rep. Jeff Pyle and is also a licensed funeral director/supervisor.  She previously served in the Armed Forces as an Army intelligence officer and was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Her prior experience has given her a strong understanding of how government and the private sector can work together to grow the economy.  The 60th state House District consists of Armstrong, Indiana and parts of Butler Counties.


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