Warren, PA— At a recent dinner event hosted by the Warren County Democratic Committee, Superior Court Candidate Amanda Green-Hawkins reviewed her history as an attorney and her working-class roots as part of a larger pitch for support in her effort to be elected Judge. She was joined by local candidates for Warren City Council, Brokenstraw Township Supervisor, and County Commissioner in what was to be an entertaining and enlightening event.
Early on in my career, I was given a choice.” Green-Hawkins stated, “I could join a high-powered firm with a guaranteed, large annual income; or fight to defend working families. Considering the first case I was offered to work on involved breaking up a union, the choice was easy – I chose to fight for working families and citizens whose voices were often marginalized.”
Ms. Green-Hawkins then launched into her biography as a union attorney for United Steelworkers as well as being elected to Allegheny County Council twice and how that has impacted her as a statewide judicial candidate.
“The most important thing for me is fairness.” She said, “There should never be an attitude of ‘less important’ cases, each case deserves a complete meritorious review.”
Amanda Green-Hawkins was then followed by a series of local candidates including Douglas Hearn and Aaron Stearns, candidates for Warren City Council; Patrick Miniaci, candidate for Brokenstraw Township Supervisor; and finally, Paul Giannini and Jeff Eggleston, candidates for County Commissioner.
Douglas Hearn focused on redevelopment stating, “We need to do everything we can to support the riverfront redevelopment going on right now. This is a major project and priority and we need to do everything we can to make it work long term.”
Supporting first responders was Aaron Stearns main point during his speech. “The City’s ladder truck needs replaced. We also need to make sure our firemen and police are properly compensated for their work. As a volunteer firefighter, I understand the challenges they face and will do everything I can once in office to help them.”
Candidate for Brokenstraw Township Supervisor, Patrick Miniaci, talked about his background as an industrial manufacturing engineers and how he intends to bring that experience to the Township and “focus on infrastructure and repairing and maintaining our township roads.”
The event took place on October 12th at the Youngsville Firehall. The food was catered by Becky Jameson and the Women’s Auxiliary and the event was MC’d by Warren County Democratic Party Chairman, Aaron Stearns.
In conclusion, Chairman Stearns said, “It was a great event and the food was amazing. We are truly thankful for Amanda Green-Hawkin’s presence at our dinner. It’s great when you can meet in person a statewide candidate and get to know their ideas.”