**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky Endorses Mary Gay Scanlon for Congress
Rep. Krueger-Braneky and Scanlon call for party unity to elect women and Democrats up and down the ballot
Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D-161) announced her endorsement of Mary Gay Scanlon in the 5th Congressional District Democratic primary. Long before seeking public office, Rep. Krueger-Braneky and Mary Gay Scanlon worked to support women running for office in order to build a stronger, more progressive, and inclusive Democratic Party.
“I know Mary Gay from her service on the Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board and as a supporter of women running for public office. She has deep roots in Delaware County and throughout the newly formed 5th Congressional District, and offers the best chance for Democrats up and down the ticket to secure victory in November. Mary Gay’s commitment to lifting up progressive Democrats starting at the municipal level is exactly what we will need to win back majority control of County Council, the General Assembly, and Congress. I am urging Democrats across this district to unite behind Mary Gay Scanlon,” Rep. Krueger-Braneky said.
“As a longtime resident of Delaware County and progressive activist, I’ve seen first-hand the investment and hard work that Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky has put in and she has been instrumental in laying the groundwork for a stronger and more progressive Democratic Party. What I admire most about Rep. Krueger-Braneky is her commitment to empowering women candidates across the state, a practice we should expect from our elected officials. As your next Congresswoman, I will be proud to work with Rep. Krueger-Braneky to continue electing progressive candidates. We must continue to empower more progressive women and Democrats to run for office at all levels of government,” said Mary Gay Scanlon.
Pennsylvania currently ranks 49th out of 50 for representation of women in elected office, with zero women representing the state in Congress. The 2018 election is an opportunity for Democrats in the voting majority in Delaware County and for women in Pennsylvania to once again have a seat at the table in the U.S. House of Representatives.