Markosek supports McCord for governor
A Mon-Yough lawmaker threw his support Thursday behind state Treasurer Rob McCord's bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nod.
“His commitment to education is deeply personal,” said House Appropriations Minority Chairman Joseph Markosek, D-Monroeville. “Education rescued him from economic insecurity and I know he wants kids today to have the same shot.”
Markosek, House Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Oakmont, and Allegheny County House Minority Caucus Chairman Dom Costa, D-Pittsburgh, endorsed McCord.
“It's so important that we nominate someone who can defeat and evict Tom Corbett this fall,” McCord said. “With the support of these three leaders, we're getting even closer to making that happen.”
Markosek is rare among Mon-Yough elected officials in not endorsing Tom Wolf, a York businessman backed by many in Allegheny County's Democratic establishment.
Also bucking that trend is Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa Jr., D-Forest Hills, who backs U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-Philadelphia.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- UPMC McKeesport president reiterates hospital will remain open
- ‘Last of the downtown mansions’ demolished in McKeesport
- White Oak council puts restrictions on solicitors, second-hand shops
- Pleasant Hills council passes chicken ordinance
- McKeesport man whose dog bit officer waives charges to court
- Oily sheen on Monongahela River remains under investigation
- McKeesport, neighboring school districts to receive more overall funding from state
- W.D. Mansfield Memorial Bridge rehab project remains on schedule
- Glassport returns grant money to governments council for youth center repairs
- Clairton Education Center turns classroom into science lab
- McKeesport community walk aims to curb street violence