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Scarnati Receives American Conservative Union Award
November 1, 2013
State Senator Joe Scarnati has received the “2013 Conservative Award” on behalf of the American Conservative Union (ACU) Foundation.
Charlie Gerow, CEO of Quantum Communications presented Scarnati with the award at the State Capitol in Harrisburg.
“I am pleased to present Senator Joe Scarnati with the 2013 Conservative Award,” Gerow stated. “Senator Scarnati has been a tremendous champion of conservative principles and values. His leadership in the General Assembly is making Pennsylvania a better place by creating limited government and supporting individual freedoms.”
Scarnati received the award in recognition of his score being greater than 80% on ACU’s 2nd annual conservative rating of members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. It reflects his consistent support of conservative principles on a wide range of issues during the 2013 legislative session.
“I am honored to be a voice for advancing conservative issues that constituents of the 25th Senatorial District view as important,” Scarnati said. “While we continue to work towards strengthening our Commonwealth, my priorities remain fostering economic growth, creating a smaller government and advancing personal liberty.”
As President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Scarnati has been a leader in reforming the way business is conducted in Harrisburg. He has demonstrated his commitment to making the institution more open and accessible to the citizens of the Commonwealth. As an ex-officio member of each of the 22 Senate Committees, he has also directed numerous important conservative fiscal issues within Pennsylvania.
In addition to advancing fiscal conservative principals, Scarnati has strongly supported the right-to-life and spearheaded legislation earlier this year to ensure that taxpayer dollars are not being used to pay for elective abortions.
As a third generation business owner, Scarnati understands that small businesses are a vital part of local communities. He has been a champion for working families and for reducing small business regulations to allow for economic growth and creation of more family sustaining jobs, while continuing to fight for sustainable state budgets that include no new taxes.
“My commitment has always been to reject excessive spending and tax hikes that could hurt our state’s economic future and our ability to compete,” Scarnati said. “State government must do what working families do every day – live within our means.”
Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the nation. ACU is the leading entity in providing conservative positions on issues to the Unites States Congress, the Executive Branch, State Legislatures, the media, political candidates and the public.