Chamber Endorses Incumbents In 3 State House Races


The 800-member Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry has endorsed three more candidates whose state House of Representatives seats are up for election Nov. 4.

They are incumbent Steve Barrar in the 160th Legislative District, John Lawrence in the 13th Legislative District, and Dan Truitt in the 156th Legislative District.

“We are pleased with the endorsement of Representative Barrar because of his working knowledge of the business community and the ways to improve our region,” said Guy Ciarrocchi, CCCBI president and CEO.

Steve Barrar
Steve Barrar

Barrar’s district includes Birmingham, Pocopson and Thornbury townships in Chester County as well as parts of Delaware County.

The incumbent said he wants to improve the economy and encourage businesses in the area to create family-sustaining jobs.

“I look forward to working on these important issues and continuing this relationship into the next legislative session,” Barrar said.

7.10.2014 John Lawrence
John Lawrence

Lawrence’s district in Chester County includes Atglen, Oxford, West Grove, South Coatesville and Parkesburg boroughs as well as East Fallowfield, East Nottingham, Elk, Franklin, Highland, London Grove, Londonderry, Lower Oxford, Modena, New London, Penn, Sadsbury, Upper Oxford, West Fallowfield, West Nottingham and West Sadsbury townships.

“I’m honored and humbled to receive the Chamber’s endorsement for state representative,” Lawrence said. “The Chamber is a true advocate for job creators in our area, and I look forward to working with the Chamber in the days ahead to make Chester County an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.”

“Rep. Lawrence has proven himself as a leader and someone who understands the needs of Chester County residents, taxpayers, and employers,” Ciarrocchi said. “The Chamber is confident that he is the right person to continue representing us in Harrisburg.”

7.10.2014 Dan Truitt
Dan Truitt

Truitt’s Chester County seat includes parts of East Bradford Township, West Chester, and East Goshen, West Goshen, Thornbury and Birmingham townships.

“Rep. Truitt is extremely active in the local community as well as the Chester County Chamber itself,” said Ciarrocchi.  “As a businessman himself, Rep. Truitt knows the battles that so many of our members face on a regular basis.”

“I’m honored to have the endorsement of the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry, which is run by people who know what it takes to get Pennsylvanians working again,” Truitt said..


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