FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 1, 2016
ABC PA Announces 2016 Statewide Endorsements
(MANHEIM, Pa.) Today, the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Pennsylvania announced their endorsements for the statewide row offices of Attorney General, Treasurer, and Auditor General. The merit shop construction trade association endorsed Republican State Senator John Rafferty for the position of Attorney General, Republican Otto Voit for Treasurer, and incumbent Democrat Eugene DePasquale for Auditor General.
John Rafferty currently serves as the elected Republican Senator for the 44th state Senate district, a position he has maintained since first being elected in 2002. Otto Voit has over three decades of business and professional management experience and currently serves as the President of the Keystone Dental Group. Incumbent Auditor General Eugene DePasquale was first elected to his position in 2012, after representing the 95th state House district in York for six years.
ABC of Pennsylvania is comprised of five chapters across the Commonwealth, who collectively offered their endorsement of Rafferty, Voit, and DePasquale. “While our current Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has already proven that he is above partisanship and maintains the strong character needed as an independent financial auditor for the Commonwealth, we are certain that Otto Voit and Senator John Rafferty will bring similar characteristics to their respective positions,” said ABC representatives in a joint statement. “We are offering our endorsement of these candidates and are confident that they will unequivocally restore integrity, act independently, and defend free enterprise in these statewide row office positions.”
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Pennsylvania is a construction industry trade association representing thousands of chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters nationwide help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.