AFSCME Council 13 Steering Committee unanimously endorses DePasquale, Shapiro, Torsella

afscme-council-13-steering-committee-unanimously-endorses-depasquale-shapiro-torsellaHarrisburg, PA (March 8, 2016) – AFSCME Council 13’s Statewide Steering Committee met on Tuesday to interview candidates for Auditor General, Attorney General and Treasurer.

Council 13 is proud to announce its unanimous endorsement of Eugene DePasquale for Auditor General, Josh Shapiro for Attorney General and Joe Torsella for Treasurer. These endorsements follow the recent endorsement of Katie McGinty for US Senate.

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, who is running for re-election, spoke to the committee in person. Following discussion of various issues, including privatization, the committee voted unanimously to endorse DePasquale.

“When leaders make policies, the people AFSCME represents are often the ones doing the work and making it happen,” DePasquale said.

On the topic of privatization, DePasquale said, “Anytime a pure public service is privatized, the public almost always ends up losing (revenue for the state).”

“Throughout my whole career I’ve been honored to have a great relationship with AFSCME,” Shapiro said.

“Council 13’s Steering Committee has voted to endorse candidates that not only will look out for the best interests of AFSCME members, but also the best interests of all working Pennsylvanians,” Council 13 Executive Director David Fillman said.

“Eugene DePasquale was instrumental in helping us fight back the misguided lottery privatization attempts a few years ago. We are proud to endorse him for Auditor General, just as we are proud to endorse Josh Shapiro for Attorney General and Joe Torsella for Treasurer.”

AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) is the largest affiliate in the AFL-CIO.  AFSCME Council 13 represents more than 65,000 employees in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania