Apr 22 2014
PHILADELPHIA – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie McGinty released the following statement for Earth Day:
“Earth Day was founded in 1970 to build support for environmental protection across the globe. On that day an estimated 20 million people gathered together in neighborhood parks, college campuses, and in schools which led to greater awareness of the need to protect the environment. More importantly, it led to landmark legislation and reforms to protect our air and water.
Apr 23 2014
PHILADELPHIA – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie McGinty today called on Governor Tom Corbett to drop Pennsylvania’s defense to a lawsuit challenging the ban on marriage equality. McGinty, a vocal supporter of marriage equality, called the governor’s use of taxpayer dollars to defend an unconstitutional discriminatory law outrageous and mean spirited.
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.
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.