2012-02-29


Fitzgerald Statement on PA Supreme Court Decision Ordering Special Elections

Contact:Amie M. Downs, County
412-350-3711 office
412-327-3700 cell

PITTSBURGH – County Executive Fitzgerald issued the following statement after hearing of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision ordering special elections for vacant state House seats to be held April 24th:

“I am relieved to hear that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ordered that special elections move forward.  This decision will ensure that some citizens in Allegheny County are again represented in the PA House of Representatives. This decision will also protect the county from added costs to our budgets by allowing for the special election to be held at the same time as the primary, resulting in a smoother process and less confusion for voters.

“As I have said before, our constituents deserve, and our counties need, full representation in Harrisburg, especially during these difficult budget times.  It is also important that their voices be heard in both the House and Senate and that our citizens have the ability to weigh in on decisions that will impact our communities and constituents.”

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