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April 11, 2022Press Releases

Standing Room Only: Josh Shapiro Campaigns Across Western Pennsylvania


Monday, April 11, 2022


SPA Press,


Standing Room Only: Josh Shapiro Campaigns Across Western Pennsylvania


PENNSYLVANIA – Over the past week, Attorney General Josh Shapiro hit the campaign trail and met hundreds of voters across Western Pennsylvania. With still more than six months to go before Election Day, Josh Shapiro has already campaigned all over the Commonwealth, meeting people where they are, hearing their concerns, taking their questions, and sharing his positive vision to move Pennsylvania forward.

First, Shapiro met with folks in Butler County where he discussed his plans to grow Pennsylvania’s economy, the stakes in this year’s election, and the importance of electing a Governor who will fight for all Pennsylvanians.

Then, this weekend, Josh stopped in Washington and Beaver counties. In Republican-held counties, supporters packed into the room to hear from Josh. In Washington County – where Shapiro outran the top of the ticket by 11 points in 2020 – over 75 people showed up on a Sunday afternoon to meet Josh. 

Josh knows how important it is to show up and speak directly with the people of Western Pennsylvania. He launched his campaign in Pittsburgh and will continue to travel to the region frequently to speak about the most important issues on Pennsylvanians’ minds.

See below for some of what people have been reading about Attorney General Shapiro’s recent campaign stops across Western Pennsylvania.

Observer-Reporter: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shapiro visits Washington, vows to protect voting rights
By Brad Hundt, 4/10/22

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state Attorney General Josh Shapiro insisted on a visit to Washington late Sunday afternoon that he has the message – and the vote-getting prowess – to win the governor’s race in November. […]

Shapiro told local Democratic activists, including Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi and a host of former elected officials and candidates, “I’m running for governor not to win a race, but to try to meet this moment.” If elected, he said he would invest in vocational and technical training in high schools, stop the reliance on standardized testing and make mental-health counselors available in high schools. Shapiro also said he would invest in broadband, fight for the rights of unions to organize and protect the right to vote. Shapiro Stops In Butler 
By Tyler Friel, 4/6/22

The Democratic candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania spoke about his plans and priorities during a stop in Butler Wednesday afternoon.

Josh Shapiro visited the headquarters of the Butler County Democrats on West Jefferson Street in downtown Butler to discuss how he would combat rising costs.

Shapiro’s three part plan to cut taxes, lower costs, and give money back to residents includes eliminating the state’s cell phone tax, expanding the property tax and rent rebate program, and enacting a gas tax refund for drivers. He also remains committed to protecting the democratic process.

Butler Eagle: Attorney General visits Butler on campaign trail for governor
By Eddie Trizzino, 4/7/22

Attorney General Josh Shapiro stopped at the Butler County Democratic Committee headquarters Wednesday afternoon on his campaign for governor. […]

“How about we invest in an economy that lifts everybody up,” Shapiro said. “We have to be able to take advantage of the things that set us apart and make us unique, from investing more in energy, to making sure we do right by investing in eds and meds and creating more jobs that are going to help move our economy forward.” […]

Shapiro said the voters present in the room could make a difference in the election, and thanked them for their support.

“I don’t think of these as red communities or blue communities, I think of these as communities of Pennsylvanians who need to be heard,” he said. “I know how to bring people together to get things done.”