Friday, October 20, 2006

Press Release: AG Corbett Endorses Snatchko

Snatchko 2006
Paul Snatchko for the
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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

October 20, 2006

Contact: Tom Baker
(412) 608-8842

Attorney General Corbett Endorses Snatchko
in 46th District State House Race

BURGETTSTOWN --- Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement official, Attorney General Tom Corbett, today formally endorsed the candidacy of McDonald Borough Councilman Paul Snatchko for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 46th Legislative District.

“I am proud to endorse Paul Snatchko’s candidacy for the State House. He has the knowledge, experience and drive to well represent the people of Southwestern Pennsylvania in their legislature,” said Corbett. “Paul is a fine example of the kind of public servant we need in our government today.”

Corbett’s announcement took place in front of the Petrucci’s IGA Market, a grocery store on the main street in Burgettstown, one of the boroughs of the 46th District. The Petrucci’s Market recently reopened in a new building following extensive damage to the former store on the site caused by the flood waters of the remnant of Hurricane Ivan in September, 2004.

Snatchko said he was extremely gratified to receive Corbett’s support. “If elected on November 7, I will seek to work with the Attorney General and others in our state government to ensure that Pennsylvania is a safe place to live and work,” said Snatchko. “I will support legislation that guarantees all of our state’s law enforcement personnel have the tools they need to do their jobs well and efficiently.”

Corbett pointed to Snatchko’s four years of service on McDonald Borough Council for evidence of his existing knowledge of police procedures and law enforcement matters. “Paul has knowledge of the organizational dynamics and costs associated with running a local police department. This municipal background would be an asset for him while serving as a member of the House,” said Corbett.

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 case investigator for the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

Snatchko also has been endorsed by Chamber PAC (political action committee of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry), PA REALTOR PAC (political action committee of the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS), the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation PAC, LIFE-PAC and Firearms Owners Against Crime. He also was “recommended” for election by PA CleanSweep. He has received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund.

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 part of 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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