For Immediate Release

July 23, 2019

GEORGE SCOTT ENDORSES EUGENE DEPASQUALE

York, PA – George Scott, the 2018 Democratic nominee who narrowly lost to incumbent Republican Scott Perry in Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District, today endorsed state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale for Congress.

In an e-mail announcing his endorsement, Scott wrote “Eugene consistently fights for regular working folks, seniors, students, and the most vulnerable among us. He has a long track record of integrity and is a leader we can trust. Now is the time for us to send him to Congress so he can keep up the fight. He can and will win this election.”

As our Auditor General, Eugene has saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars by exposing waste, fraud, and abuse,” said Scott. “When he was a member of the state house, Eugene was a champion of transparency and accountability. He was the first lawmaker to disclose all of his expenses online. When the recession hit but elected officials still received an automatic pay raise, Eugene refused to accept his and returned the money to the state treasury instead.

“I wholeheartedly endorse Eugene DePasquale for Congress in PA’s 10th Congressional District. I am proud to say he is our Auditor General, and on November 3, 2020, I will be proud to say that he is our Congressman,” said Scott.

“George Scott honorably served our country in the Army and then came home to serve his community,” said DePasquale. “I am honored to have the support of someone who has dedicated his life to public service.

“George and I agree that Washington needs to be reformed,” said DePasquale. “When people can’t afford health care but Congress hands-out tax breaks like candy to wealthy corporations, the system is broken. Our friends, families and neighbors deserve a more forceful voice advocating for them in Washington and that’s what I intend to do.”

See Scott’s e-mail announcement in its entirety, below.

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George Scott E-Mail:

Endorsement of Eugene DePasquale for U.S. Congress

I am pleased today to endorse Eugene DePasquale for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 10th District.

During my service in the U.S Army and in ministry, I have learned that a person’s integrity is essential to effective leadership. That quality, along with a dedicated work ethic, is critical to ensuring effective governance that benefits everyone and not just powerful special interests.

As I stressed during my 2018 campaign, the challenges that our federal government faces are vast: increasing access to health care, making prescription drugs affordable, reversing partisan gridlock, reducing the influence of money in politics, providing high-quality educational opportunities, and enacting policies that will both protect our environment and grow our economy, just to name a few. We need someone in Congress who will take on these challenges, who will fight for everyday people here in South Central Pennsylvania.

Eugene is a man of high ethical character with a resume to match. He has years of first-hand experience in government reform, first as a member of our General Assembly and now as Pennsylvania’s Auditor General.

As our Auditor General, Eugene has saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars by exposing waste, fraud, and abuse. When he was a member of the state house, Eugene was a champion of transparency and accountability. He was the first lawmaker to disclose all of his expenses online. When the recession hit but elected officials still received an automatic pay raise, Eugene refused to accept his and returned the money to the state treasury instead.

Unfortunately, special interests are already planning to run the same old tired political playbook of empty talking points and false accusations against Eugene. But the people of PA’s 10th Congressional District know better. And when his opponents try to use the same old attacks against him, we will know that they have failed the first test of leadership—because we will know that they are lying.

Eugene consistently fights for regular working folks, seniors, students, and the most vulnerable among us. He has a long track record of integrity and is a leader we can trust. Now is the time for us to send him to Congress so he can keep up the fight. He can and will win this election.

I wholeheartedly endorse Eugene DePasquale for Congress in PA’s 10th Congressional District. I am proud to say he is our Auditor General, and on November 3, 2020, I will be proud to say that he is our Congressman.

Respectfully,

George Scott

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