Mar 04 2014
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Democratic candidate for governor, Katie McGinty, today released a “behind the scenes” web video of her touring her childhood home, which is featured in her television commercial. In the video, McGinty tours the home with her sister Colleen and reminisces about growing up the ninth of ten in a middle class home.
It had been more than 15 years since she was in her childhood home, and McGinty decided to share her memories with voters.
Mar 05 2014
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Democratic candidate for governor, Katie McGinty, today announced that she has received endorsements from elected officials in Carbon and Schuylkill Counties. Endorsing McGinty were Carbon County Commissioner Bill O’Gurek, Carbon County Controller Bob Crampsie, and Carbon County Prothonotary Joann Behrens. She also received the backing of Pottsville Mayor Jim Muldowney and former Pottsville Mayor John Reiley.
Mar 03 2014
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Democratic candidate for governor, Katie McGinty, today called on UPMC to treat its workers fairly, and end the practice of retaliating against workers trying to organize a union. McGinty said that as Pennsylvania’s largest employer, UPMC can set the tone for jobs and the economy by paying fair wages.
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.