Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Press Release: Debate Challenge

Snatchko 2006
Paul Snatchko for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

302 West Lincoln Ave., #4, McDonald, PA 15057 * (412) 608-8842

August 29, 2006

Contact: Tom Baker
(412) 608-8842

Snatchko Issues Debate Challenge in 46th District Race

McDONALD -- McDonald Borough Councilman Paul Snatchko today challenged his opponent in the 46th District State House race to a series of five debates prior to Election Day on November 7.

In a letter both mailed and hand-delivered to the office of Jesse White, Snatchko Campaign Manager Tom Baker proposed the two campaigns jointly seek community organizations to sponsor the debates in Cecil Township (Washington County), Canton Township (Washington County), Burgettstown Borough (Washington County), Oakdale Borough (Allegheny County), and Hanover Township (Beaver County).

The letter requests that the White Campaign respond by Friday, Sept. 8.

“With the retirement of our incumbent legislator, 2006 marks the first time in 26 years that the 46th District is faced with an open-seat State House race. It is important to give the voters several opportunities to see the two candidates up close and ask them questions,” said Snatchko. “I am eager to address issues such as job creation, state government reform, school district property tax reform and how to strengthen our small towns, villages and family farms.”

Snatchko, 30, is a political and media consultant whose clients have included the Washington County Republican Party and judicial candidates in Allegheny and Washington counties. A 1998 graduate of New York University with a degree in journalism, he also has worked as a newspaper reporter and as a case investigator for the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

Snatchko’s 2006 candidacy is his third for the 46th District seat. He ran strong grassroots campaigns against the district’s incumbent in both 2002 and 2004, gaining 45.5 percent and 47.1 percent of the vote respectively, despite facing a nearly 2-to-1 party registration disadvantage.

The 46th Legislative District includes the small towns and rural areas of northwestern and central Washington County, as well as parts of southern Allegheny and Beaver counties. In Washington County, the district includes Buffalo Township, Burgettstown Borough, Canton Township, Cecil Township, Chartiers Township, Cross Creek Township, Green Hills Borough, Hanover Township, Hopewell Township, Independence Township, Jefferson Township, McDonald Borough, Midway Borough, Mount Pleasant Township, Robinson Township, Smith Township, South Franklin Township and West Middletown Borough. The Allegheny County portion of the district includes McDonald Borough, Oakdale Borough and the 5th precinct of South Fayette Township. In Beaver County, the district includes Frankfort Springs Borough and Hanover Township.

For more information, or to interview the candidate, please call (412) 608-8842. A photo of Paul Snatchko in .jpg format is available for use by media outlets.
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