Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Saccone in the 39th the Well-Traveled Vet Has Earned a Fourth Term

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Saccone in the 39th the Well-Traveled Vet Has Earned a Fourth Term

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In the state's 39th Legislative District, covering parts of southern Allegheny and southeastern Washington counties, Democrat Peter Kobylinski is challenging three-term Rep. Rick Saccone, R-Elizabeth Township. While Mr. Kobylinski is earnest in his desire to boost working- and middle-class Pennsylvanians, Mr. Saccone has done his part by watching the state's checkbook.

With stints as an Air Force counterintelligence officer, journalist, professor, international businessman and one of the few Americans to live in North Korea, Mr. Saccone has an exceptional resume. In the House, he has demonstrated a commitment to holding the line on personal income and sales taxes and finding a way to ease the burden of local property taxes. He embraces the need for pension reform, a ban on politically motivated gifts to state officials and liquor privatization. …

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