Pittston mayor endorses Pacifico
As mayor of a third-class city, I understand the challenges inherent to this office.
The office requires a diversified skill set — an understanding of government, the nuances of your community/desire of the electorate, a compassion for people and in our present political state, a desire for political civility.
Over the past two years, through my involvement with the Pennsylvania Municipal League, I have gotten to know Mayor Matt Pacifico, and I have developed much respect for him professionally and personally.
Pacifico has demonstrated great leadership in steering Altoona out of financial distressed status in record time.
His leadership has resulted in tremendous revitalization in the downtown area and his forwarding thinking, with tools such as the land bank, has had an impact in the battle of neighborhood blight.
As a Democrat, I am proud to endorse Matt Pacifico for mayor of the great city of Altoona.
Michael A. Lombardo