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For Immediate Release
September 15, 2022

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ChamberPAC Endorses Greater Johnstown/Altoona House and Senate Candidates in 2022 General Election

ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, today announced its first round of endorsements for candidates running for state legislative seats in the Greater Johnstown/Altoona region in the upcoming 2022 General Election.  ChamberPAC supports pro-job, pro-growth candidates and incumbent lawmakers who are dedicated to working together to improve Pennsylvania’s competitiveness, encourage economic growth, and building a stronger future for the Commonwealth.  On Tuesday, November 8, all of the 203 seats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, as well as 25 of the 50 state Senate seats, will be up for election.


“Pennsylvania is an extraordinary state with so much to offer,” said PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein.  “To achieve our full potential, we need to elect candidates who will prioritize policies that will strengthen Pennsylvania’s competitive edge, promote job creation and allow the private sector to thrive.  We are confident that this year’s ChamberPAC endorsed candidates will do just that. Working Together for PA, we can show the world that Pennsylvania is open for business through legislation that advances the Commonwealth’s economy.  On behalf of the state’s broad-based business community, we are proud to offer our support to this year’s ChamberPAC endorsed candidates.”


The following is ChamberPAC’s first round of state legislative endorsements for the Greater Johnstown/Altoona Pennsylvania region. For the full list of endorsements, visit the PA Chamber’s website.



  • Jim Struzzi, 62nd District
  • Brian Smith, 66th District
  • Martin Causer, 67th District
  • Carl Walker Metzgar, 69th District
  • Jim Rigby, 71st District
  • Dallas Kephart, 73rd District
  • Mike Armanini, 75th District
  • Stephanie Borowicz, 76th District
  • Jesse Topper, 78th District
  • Lou Schmitt, 79th District
  • Jim Gregory, 80th District
  • Rich Irvin, 81st District
  • Justin Behrens, 82nd District
  • Kerry Benninghoff, 171st District



  • Judy Ward, 30th District
  • Pat Stefano, 32nd District


The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state’s largest broad-based business association, with its statewide membership comprising businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors. The PA Chamber is The Statewide Voice of BusinessTM.


ChamberPAC is a bipartisan political action committee of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, whose purpose is to contribute to pro-job, pro-growth candidates who believe in business’s rights to compete on an equal basis in the world marketplace. ChamberPAC is governed by a board of directors consisting of volunteer business leaders.