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Robert Kennedy Jr. to Campaign with McGinty

Apr 14 2014

SCRANTON – The Katie McGinty for Governor Campaign announced that Robert Kennedy Jr. will be campaigning with McGinty this Thursday, April 17 in Scranton. Kennedy is the son of Robert F. Kennedy and an internationally recognized leader on the environment.

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McGinty Launches Two New Ads

Apr 15 2014

PHILADELPHIA---The Katie McGinty for Governor campaign today released two new 15-second statewide television commercials.

The first ad, “Work,” talks about McGinty’s record as a “job-creating environmentalist,” who attracted clean energy companies to Pennsylvania, lured $1 billion in new investment, and helped create thousands of jobs as Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection.

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Gubernatorial candidate McGinty visits Fayette County

Herald Standard

Apr 09 2014

A small group of Fayette County residents who met with gubernatorial candidate Katie McGinty Tuesday afternoon came to the consensus that a greater focus on education, jobs and workforce development is what’s needed for Pennsylvania’s future.

McGinty, a Democrat, met with five county residents to talk about the issues that matter to them, and also to take a tour of downtown businesses Tuesday.

Uniontown Councilman Jared Billy reached out to McGinty to arrange the meeting.

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About Katie

Kathleen ("Katie") McGinty is ninth of ten children, all born and raised in northeast Philadelphia. Her father, John Patrick McGinty, was a Philadelphia police officer and her mother, Alma Berry McGinty, worked as a restaurant hostess. The McGinty's prided themselves on hard work--and on lots of fun and laughter. Katie has a unique connection to her home state, having lived with her husband, Karl, and three daughters in central Pennsylvania and working in nearly every county in her six years as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection.

Katie and her siblings went to Resurrection of Our Lord grade school. Katie went on to be the Valedictorian of her graduating class at St. Hubert's High School. She earned a full scholarship and studied chemistry at St. Joseph's University. Earning top grades and honors there, she set off for the Ivy League. She was awarded a scholarship to study law at Columbia University. From there, Katie secured a judicial clerkship that took her to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. and won the Congressional Fellowship of the American Chemical Society, an honor that enabled her to work on Capitol Hill. With her background in science and technology, Katie was passionate about the competitiveness of U.S. high-tech companies in industries like semiconductors and biotechnology, and focused her fellowship year on initiatives to strengthen patent protections, encourage manufacturing, and support science education.

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