HARRISBURG (April 18, 2012) —Local 1776 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) has endorsed Rob Teplitz for the open State Senate seat in the 15th district, the only candidate endorsed in this race.
UFCW Local 1776 represents 24,000 members who work in southeast, northeast, and central Pennsylvania and southern New York in supermarkets, drug stores, food processing plants, government services, manufacturing facilities, nursing homes, professional offices, and PA’s Wine and Spirits stores.
“Rob Teplitz has spent his career standing up for working men and women,” said President Wendell W. Young, IV, Local 1776 President. “We’re proud to stand with him and the voters of Central Pennsylvania in this campaign, and we look forward to working with him in the months and years ahead.”
Other announced endorsements of Teplitz include the Pennsylvania State Education Association, Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties, Central Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council, Service Employees International Union, Equality Pennsylvania, Capital Region Stonewall Democrats, Humane PA, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC, and York County Commissioner Doug Hoke. With the addition of UFCW Local 1776, Teplitz’s campaign continues to build the broadest base of support of any candidate in the race.
“I am honored and humbled by the support of UFCW,” said Teplitz. “Just like the number of Local 1776 indicates, I will be an independent voice for Pennsylvania workers and families in the State Senate.”
Rob Teplitz is the Chief Counsel and Policy Director at the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General. He has spent most of his career working with Bob Casey and Jack Wagner to protect Pennsylvanians’ hard-earned tax dollars and make government programs work better. In the State Senate, Teplitz will focus on creating jobs, strengthening our schools, keeping taxes as low as possible, and bringing fundamental reforms to state government.
Teplitz, age 41, is a lifelong Central Pennsylvanian and an honors graduate of Central Dauphin High School, Franklin & Marshall College, and Cornell Law School. He grew up in Dauphin County’s Lower Paxton Township and currently lives in Susquehanna Township with his wife Randi and their two sons.
The 15th senatorial district includes most of Dauphin County and the following municipalities in York County: Conewago, Newberry, Goldsboro, Lewisberry, and York Haven.