ATHENS, PA — Republican nominee for state treasurer Stacy Garrity is calling on Democrat Joe Torsella to commit to serving all four years of the state treasurer term if he wins the election in November—or he should drop out of the race.
Torsella is being widely mentioned as a likely candidate for governor or senator in 2022 as news of Sen. Pat Toomey’s retirement from public office made the rounds this past weekend.
According to POLITICO, “State Treasurer Joe Torsella will seriously consider running, according to a person familiar with his thinking.” If Torsella chose to run, he will be consumed with an expensive and likely contested race right off the bat, and will have to resign from the state treasurer’s office if he is successful, states Garrity.
“Joe Torsella is welcome to run for whatever position he wants, but he should be open and honest with Pennsylvania voters,” Stacy Garrity said.
“He should commit to fulfilling his term as state treasurer if he wins, or he shouldn’t run at all. Pennsylvania taxpayers deserve a state treasurer who will be focused on the job at hand, not off campaigning for another political gig and then quitting two years in. In the military, we were taught to stay focused on the mission and finish the job. That’s what I am committed to do as state treasurer.”
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