Friday, October 19, 2007

House legislator re-election bow-out?

Tangretti's aide will seek the House seat
By The Tribune-Review
Friday, October 19, 2007

New Stanton Councilman Scott Sistek on Thursday announced he would be a candidate for the state House seat held by Rep Tom Tangretti, just two weeks after his boss announced he would step down at the end of 2008.

Sistek, 48, has worked as Tangretti's legislative assistant since 2005.

"I want there to be a seamless transition, from Tom Tangretti's 20 years in the Legislature to my tenure," Sistek said...

...He said his platform would mirror Tangretti's current agenda of pushing transportation improvements in the region, property tax reform for the elderly, enhanced health care programs and legislative reform.
That latter issue is one Tangretti has recently taken head-on, criticizing House Democratic leadership about an ongoing grand jury probe by state Attorney General Tom Corbett over whether legislative bonuses to staffers were linked to campaign work they performed.

Sistek yesterday did not shy away from Tangretti's statements.

"I think we need to try to bring the dignity of a legislator back to Harrisburg," Sistek said.

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