The LuLac Edition #3331, October 25th, 2016
Among his marquee proposals for the Attorney General’s Office is the institution of a code of conduct that would set down clear lines of ethical conduct for the agency’s more than 800 employees.
He would also use his bully pulpit to pursue legislative authorization of a gift ban for all government employees and push for increased funding for the state Ethics Commission.
As the first Democratic County Commission chairman in Montgomery County in 150 years, Shapiro helped clean up a fiscal mess and is credited with restoring comity to a divided board.
Overseeing such a large county government operation gives him an executive and management edge over Rafferty, who cannot boast similar experience on an admittedly impressive resume.With his progressive vision for the office and edge in management experience, we believe Shapiro is better suited for the job of restoring credibility and stability to an office that badly needs both.
"Labor is the backbone of our nation and our commonwealth and Otto Voit has shown a genuine concern for our workers and their families," said James Harper, Jr., business manager for the Local #413. "We are proud to endorse him and urge all Pennsylvanians to vote for him as our next State Treasurer."
"The corruption in Harrisburg threatens jobs and livelihoods across Pennsylvania. We need a voice for the people in Harrisburg. Otto Voit will be that voice."
Joining the Local #413 in endorsing Voit is the Guardian Civic League. Rochelle Bilal, President of the Guardian Civic League, praised Voit's commitment to underserved communities: "[Otto Voit's] initiative, 'Kids without Connections,' which offers students a head start opportunity for growth, while still in school, is one of the ways we will see a positive difference," Bilal said.
The Laborers' International Union of North American is a building trades union and the Local Union #413 is based in Philadelphia. The Guardian Civic League of Philadelphia is a local chapter of the National Black Police Association, founded in 1956.
Voit expressed his appreciation for the endorsements:
"I am humbled and honored to have the endorsement of both the Local #413 and the Guardian Civic League of Philadelphia. Both these organizations serve to provide a voice for the hardworking people of Pennsylvania. They understand the need for integrity and accountability in leadership and I look forward to working with them as Treasurer."