Monday, February 28, 2011

PA Chamber endorses Larry Medaglia in 11th Senate race

ChamberPAC, the political arm of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industryy, has endorsed Republican Larry Medaglia for the March 15 special election in the 11th Senate District.

The Chamber cited Medaglia's business experience and his commitment to hold the line on taxes and help bring jobs to Pennsylvania as key reasons for its endorsement.

"Pennsylvania businesses and taxpayers need a senator who understands what it will take to move Pennsylvania forward, and Larry is such a candidate," PA Chamber President Floyd Warner said in a statement. "His business acumen and commitment to pro-growth initiatives are crucial to our membership and our collective mission of fostering a healthy business climate in Pennsylvania. His determination to keep Pennsylvania vibrant and strong economically will benefit his constituents and all Pennsylvanians."

Medaglia, a former small business owner in Berks County and legislative aide to former state Rep. Paul Angstadt, is currently serving his fourth term as Berks County Register of Wills/Clerk of Orphans' Court.

Warner said he welcomed Medaglia's pledge to work to lower the Corporate Net Income tax and phase out the Capital Stock and Franchise tax in an effort to make the Commonwealth more attractive to employers.

Medaglia said he was humbled to receive the Pennsylvania Chamber's endorsement.

"As a state senator, I pledge to meet regularly with business leaders to exchange ideas and develop an action plan to attract new enterprise to Pennsylvania," Medaglia said in a written statement. "It is my goal to also ensure that existing businesses remain strong and viable."

Medaglia has also been endorsed by the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the political action committee of the Pennsylvania Business Council.

He has also been endorsed by Americans For Tax Reform, Citizens Against Higher taxes and the Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition.

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