The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry's political arm, known as ChamberPAC, recently announced their endorsements for the 2014 general election.
ChamberPAC endorsed Gov. Tom Corbett and Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley for reelection. According to chamber leadership, Corbett and Cawley's administration had facilitated the creation of over 100,000 jobs and reduced the unemployment rate to the lowest point it has been at in five years.
According to the chamber, the candidates they suggested will help the commonwealth attract and keep jobs and add to its competitiveness. Part of this will have to come from an environment that is conducive to job creation and overall health, ChamberPAC Board Chairman and President and CEO of Concurrent Technologies Corporation Edward Sheehan, Jr said.
“As the largest, broad-based business advocacy association in the state, we are proud to offer our support to these candidates and look forward to working with them to build a stronger Pennsylvania,” Chamber President and CEO Gene Barr said.
Representatives within the chamber range from small business owners all the way to fortune 100 companies and spans multiple industries.
All 203 seats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and 25 out of 50 state Senate seats will be up for election this year.