Former GOP challengers support Doug Chew for Westmoreland commissioner
Republican Doug Chew, one of four candidates seeking three positions on the Westmoreland County board of commissioners, was endorsed Thursday by three former challengers.
Republicans John Ventre, Heather Cordial and Paul Kosko threw their support to Chew in the general election.
Chew and Republican Sean Kertes finished atop the six-candidate GOP primary field in May.
“I am truly honored to receive the endorsements of these three candidates. They are stand-up public servants who set aside the challenges of the primary to fight the status quo. They could have sat quietly, but they chose to continue to fight to bring leadership, accountability, and professional experience to our county government,” Chew said.
Retiring Republican County Commissioner Charles Anderson has endorsed Kertes, who works as Anderson’s chief of staff.
The Republicans are running separate campaigns this fall, as are Democratic incumbents Gina Cerilli and Ted Kopas.
The top three vote-getters on Nov. 5 will be elected to the board.
Rich Cholodofsky is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Rich at 724-830-6293, [email protected] or via Twitter .