Today, the leader of the Butler County Democratic Committee announced his endorsement of Auditor General Jack Wagner for Governor.
Jack is the best Democratic candidate to beat Attorney General Corbett in the November general election said Larry Kriess, Chair of the Butler County Democratic Committee. Pennsylvania is facing serious economic challenges. Auditor General Wagner has experience finding and cutting waste, making him the best candidate to face those problems.
Wagner said that he was honored by the early endorsements and excited about the momentum that his campaign was gaining. I look forward to working with Larry and other local leaders on the important issues facing Pennsylvania in the months and years ahead.
As Governor, Wagner's top priorities for Pennsylvania will include providing a HOPE Scholarship Program to help families afford the cost of higher education, maintaining vital government services without raising taxes, maximizing the state's new Marcellus Shale energy resources in an environmentally responsible way, and creating high quality jobs to grow our economy.
Wagner,, twice elected with bipartisan support as the state's fiscal watchdog, received record-breaking vote totals in his re-election in 2008. He has been adding more supporters and endorsements every week to his campaign for Governor, including the chairs of Democratic party committees in Armstrong, Bedford, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Clarion, Dauphin, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lebanon, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Somerset, and Sullivan counties.
More information about Jack Wagner and his campaign for Governor can be found at www.jackwagner.org.