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Press Release

May 2, 2022

SEIU PA State Council Announces Endorsed Candidates for the 2022 Primary Election

**Harrisburg – .**Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Pennsylvania State Council, which represents 80,000 workers statewide – including property service workers, health care workers, public service workers, school employees, laundry and distribution workers – announced its list of endorsed candidates for the 2022 Primary Election.  General Election endorsements will be announced at a future date.

“For far too long, major corporations have rigged the rules in their favor and have left working people in the dust – and following a pandemic that magnified those injustices, we can’t go back to the ‘normal’ that never worked for essential workers,” said Gabe Morgan, President of the SEIU PA State Council and Vice President of SEIU 32BJ.

“Essential workers and caregivers must have our voices heard and our hard work and sacrifice during this pandemic respected.  That’s why we are proud to endorse candidates who are champions and will work tirelessly to end the crisis of short staffing, raise wages for all workers, and fight for ‘Unions For All’ to expand labor rights to all working people,” said Matt Yarnell, Secretary Treasurer of the SEIU PA State Council and President of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania. “Essential workers know the stakes of this election and are taking action to shape our future by who we endorse and support.”

“Pennsylvania workers need bold leadership in Harrisburg.  They need elected leaders who will use every tool at their disposal to rewrite the rules to hold corporations responsible and put power back in the hands of working people.That’s why we’re proud to endorse the following SEIU champions for the 2022 primary election,” said Steve Catanese, President of SEIU Local 668.

The SEIU State Council is comprised of SEIU Local 32BJ, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, SEIU Local 668, and the Pennsylvania Joint Board of Workers United.

The following is the list of SEIU Pennsylvania State Council endorsed candidates:


Josh Shapiro

Lieutenant Governor

Austin Davis

U.S. Senate

Malcolm Kenyatta

U.S. House

CD 2 Brendan Boyle

CD 3 Dwight Evans

CD 5 Mary Gay Scanlon

CD 12 Summer Lee

PA Senate (Special Election)

SD 5- Jimmy Dillon

PA House

HD 1 – Pat Harkins

HD 10- Cass Green

HD 19 – Aerion Abney

HD 20 – Emily Kinkead

HD 22 – Joshua Siegel

HD 34 – Summer Lee

HD 36 – Jess Benham

HD 49 – Ismail “Izzy” Smith Wade-El

HD 103 – Patty Kim

HD 104 – David Madsen

HD 105 – Justin Fleming

HD 159 – Carol Kazeem

HD 166 – Greg Vitali

HD 181 – Malcolm Kenyatta

HD 184 – Elizabeth Fiedler

HD 188 – Rick Krajewski

HD 190 – Roni Green

HD 194– Tarik Khan

HD 200 – Chris Rabb

HD 203 – Anthony Bellmon