|Posted by communications on October 19, 2012 at 2:20 AM|
HARRISBURG (October 19, 2012) — Democracy for America has endorsed Rob Teplitz for the open state Senate seat in the 15th district. DFA, a grassroots organization, has over 54,000 members in Pennsylvania and over one million members nationwide.
DFA endorses local candidates who are committed to the values of community, security, and liberty. "These candidates exemplify what we value at DFA,” said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. “The belief that grassroots activism and organizing can still elect the strong, courageous, and progressive Democrats who are willing to move the party and their communities forward.”
“I will fight to invest again in our community, especially in great schools, which lead to good jobs,” said Teplitz. “The stakes are very high in this election. My opponent is on record as supporting the Corbett cuts to education and other critical programs and services, and his campaign is bankrolled by the very same crowd that wants to destroy public education and brought the city of Harrisburg to the verge of bankruptcy.”
Teplitz has built the broadest base of support of any candidate in the race. Announced endorsements include the following organizations and/or their affiliated political action committees: Pennsylvania AFL-CIO; Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters; Pennsylvania State Legislative Board of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen; Education Voters Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania State Education Association; American Federation of Teachers-Pennsylvania; Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties; Service Employees International Union; Central Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council; Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association; Progressive Majority; Equality Pennsylvania; Capital Region Stonewall Democrats; Humane PA; Planned Parenthood; Sierra Club; Clean Water Action; Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania; and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Rob Teplitz is the Chief Counsel and Policy Director at the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General. He has spent most of his career working with Bob Casey and Jack Wagner to protect Pennsylvanians’ hard-earned tax dollars and make government programs work better. In the state Senate, Teplitz will focus on creating jobs, strengthening our schools, keeping taxes as low as possible, and bringing fundamental reforms to state government.
Teplitz, age 41, is a lifelong Central Pennsylvanian and an honors graduate of Central Dauphin High School, Franklin & Marshall College, and Cornell Law School. He grew up in Dauphin County’s Lower Paxton Township and currently lives in Susquehanna Township with his wife Randi and their two sons.
The 15th senatorial district includes most of Dauphin County and the following municipalities in York County: Conewago, Newberry, Goldsboro, Lewisberry, and York Haven.