Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Markosek's Son Seeking Dems' Endorsement for 25th District Seat

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Markosek's Son Seeking Dems' Endorsement for 25th District Seat

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A generational shift appears to be in the offing in Allegheny County's 25th state legislative district, where Brandon Markosek is seeking the Allegheny County Democratic Committee endorsement for the House seat that his father, state Rep. Joe Markosek, has held for over three decades.

Retiring "wasn't an easy decision because I like the job and have a lot of energy left," said the elder Mr. Markosek, who plans to finish out his term. "But my son is ready, and I like to think he had a pretty good mentor."

He noted that his son, who is 25, works as an aide for state Sen. Jim Brewster, a Monongahela Valley Democrat. "He's probably more ready for the job than I was."

Joe Markosek is in his 18th term representing the district, which includes Monroeville and nearby communities including East McKeesport, East Pittsburgh, Wall and Wilmerding. …

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