Meet the Candidates: Katie McGinty

Katie McGinty is the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania.

abc27 News is making free airtime available to candidates. The following is the full-text of McGinty’s statement:

“My name is Katie McGinty and I’m running to be your United States Senator.

I learned the value of public service at home from my dad, a Philadelphia cop, and my mom, who worked nights as a restaurant hostess. I’ve never lost sight of my working family roots, and I’ve spent my career working to create new opportunities for working families.

I’ve had the good fortune to work on what I feel passionately about—the need for the U.S. to again lead the world in manufacturing and technology jobs. I’ve worked in the White House, bringing Republicans and Democrats together to strengthen the economy and take the first steps on climate change.

Since then, as Secretary of Environmental Protection and Chief of Staff to Governor Wolf, I brought renewable energy companies to Pennsylvania, putting 3,000 people to work, and expanded Medicaid to over 600,000 Pennsylvanians.

I’m a no-nonsense policymaker who knows how to get the job done.

Let’s rebuild the infrastructure of this country and put American workers first. Let’s bring down the cost of childcare, improve public education, protect Social Security, and make sure that no family ever has to choose between paying the rent and getting the medical care they need.

I hope I’ll have the opportunity to go to Washington to work for you.

I’m Katie McGinty and I respectfully ask for your vote on November 8th.”

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