Pennsylvania , R-Moon, will endorse Allegheny County Councilman Vince Gastgeb to replace state Sen. John Pippy, R-37th District, who on Tuesday said he will retire from the state legislature.
Gastgeb, R-Bethel Park, this week announced his bid to run for Pippy's seat in the November election.
Gastgeb served as a co-chair on Gov. Tom Corbett's 2010 election campaign and has served on the county council since its inception in 1999.
Mustio said in a statement:
Our state is facing many challenges. We need someone with experience tackling important issues. With Sen. Pippy not running for re-election, Vince Gastgeb is the best person to represent the 37th Senate District. Vince Gastgeb's combination of private sector and elected county government experience gives him a unique set of tools to face these challenges and offer constructive solutions that will benefit all Pennsylvanians.
Pippy, 41, of Moon, was elected to the state Senate in a 2003 special election, filling the seat vacated after Rep. Tim Murphy was elected to Congress.