Critz picks up Johnstown Building & Construction Trades Council endorsement

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Former Congressman Mark Critz, who is now running for Lieutenant Governor, today announced that he has been endorsed by the Johnstown Building and Construction Trades Council.

In their endorsement, Council President Donald Arena praised Critz for his commitment to creating jobs and fighting to strengthen the middle class.

“The people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are fortunate to have a candidate in Mark Critz who will work tirelessly for his constituents, who seeks ways to create jobs, and who protects the rights of the middle class,” Arena said. “Our Building and Construction Trades Council, and its 18 affiliate unions, realize that we have a true friend in Mark Critz who fights for the middle class.”

Critz said that he is honored to have received the endorsement, and said that his record in Congress shows his commitment to standing up for working men and women.

“As Lieutenant Governor, I will do my part to reverse Tom Corbett’s policies that have made Pennsylvania 46th in the nation in job creation and failed the middle class,” Critz added.

Critz was recently endorsed by the United Steelworkers because of his strong record of fighting for the middle class and opposing unfair trade deals that shipped American jobs overseas while in Congress.

Critz has also been endorsed by former Congressman Chris Carney.

During his time in Congress, Critz appeared on Democrats’ ballots in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. He is well-positioned to take most of the vote share in the western part of the state, assuming he remains the only candidate from the west.

In the race for Lieutenant Governor, Critz faces State Senator Mike Stack, Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski, and Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith.

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5 Responses to Critz picks up Johnstown Building & Construction Trades Council endorsement

  1. James R. Carroll, Jr. says:

    That should read “Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith….”

  2. In their endorsement, Council President Donald Arena praised Critz for his commitment to creating jobs and fighting to strengthen the middle class.

    Proof? Has Critz voted for increasing Social Security benefits, as one example?

  3. Ed H. says:

    Obviously, if Jon is to be believed, Bob Brady made the Johnstown Building and Construction Trades endorse Critz…