FLOURTOWN, PA—State Treasurer Joe Torsella announced today that he is endorsing Amanda Cappelletti for the Commonwealth’s 17th Senate District. Cappelletti is running in the June 2nd primary for the Democratic nomination.
“Now, more than ever, we need leaders we can trust in Harrisburg. That’s why I’m proud to endorse Amanda Cappelletti for Pennsylvania’s 17th Senate District,” said Torsella. “Amanda will be the progressive, responsible and inclusive leader the voters of the 17th District need. We can trust her to fight for better healthcare, better schools, and our environment, because that’s what she’s done with her life already. We can trust her to put the public’s interest ahead of her own. Her background in public health and advocacy, and her command of issues and policy, makes her the candidate we can trust to tackle the issues we face in rebuilding our neighborhoods and communities.”
“Joe Torsella exemplifies a true public servant; he has dedicated his time in office to digging into the issues, big and small, to save Pennsylvanians money and do the hard work,” said Cappelletti. “I am honored to have his support and look forward to working with him in Harrisburg.”
Amanda Cappelletti most recently worked as Director of Policy for Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health, and previously worked with Representative Donna Bullock and as a Fellow for the ACLU of Pennsylvania. A lifelong Pennsylvanian who grew up in Boyertown, Cappelletti earned a bachelor’s degree at Chestnut Hill College degree and earned her Juris Doctorate as well as her Master’s in Public Health from Temple University.
Torsella first ran for Treasurer four years ago, earning nearly 3 million votes and winning in the crucial swing state by the largest margin of any statewide candidate in 2016. His campaign emphasized the restoration of integrity to an office marred by scandal, wise stewardship of taxpayer dollars, and increasing economic opportunity for Pennsylvanians.
Since his election, Treasurer Torsella has banned investment middlemen from Treasury contracts, appointed the office’s first Chief Integrity Officer, fired active money managers, and put the state on track to save more than $700 million in Wall Street fees over the next 20 years. He implemented a statewide program in which every child born or adopted in Pennsylvania receives a $100 starter deposit to jumpstart higher education savings, without using any taxpayer money to do it. Most recently, he sued 16 of the biggest banks on Wall Street in a bond price-fixing scheme, and won major structural reforms at the banks in addition to nearly $400 million in restitution.