FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David N. Taylor
MANUFACTURERS ENDORSE STEPHENS FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL
Prosecutor praised by business group as principled, conservative, and effective
December 2, 2015 (HARRISBURG, PA) – The Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA) is endorsing Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) for Attorney General. A former Montgomery Country prosecutor, Rep. Stephens is a strong, pro-growth conservative legislator who as a member of the House Judiciary Committee has consistently supported restoring balance to our courts by ending lawsuit abuse.
“Todd Stephens is an outstanding legislator and he will be an excellent Attorney General for Pennsylvania,” said PMA President David N. Taylor. “Todd has consistently supported the public policy priorities to make state government more affordable and effective: selling off the state liquor monopoly, ending the bureaucrat unions’ political use of government assets, and eliminating the carve-out for stalking, harassment, and deadly threats in labor disputes. I especially admire his thoroughness, thoughtfulness, and integrity in addressing complex public policy challenges – Todd Stephens does the work, establishes the facts, and once he reaches his conclusion he keeps his word.”
Taylor emphasized the importance of restoring public confidence in the office of Attorney General following the catastrophic failure of incumbent Kathleen Kane, who is under indictment and whose law license has been suspended. “Pennsylvanians deserve an Attorney General who will uphold the law as written, not impose a personal bias on what laws to defend or abandon. Todd Stephens is the principled, conservative career prosecutor who can restore integrity to this important office.”
Founded in 1909 by Bucks County industrialist Joseph Grundy, the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association is the Harrisburg-based statewide nonprofit trade organization representing the manufacturing sector in Pennsylvania’s public process. Manufacturing is the engine that drives Pennsylvania’s economy, adding $77 billion in value every year, directly employing 565,000 Pennsylvanians on the plant floor, and sustaining millions of additional jobs in supply chains, distribution networks, and industrial vendors.