Pennsylvania Coalition of Taxpayer Associations
Contact: David Baldinger
October 15, 2012

Berks County, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Coalition of Taxpayer Associations (PCTA), a statewide grassroots education finance reform alliance, today announced its endorsement of State Representative Rick Saccone for Pennsylvania Legislative District 39 in the November 6
general election.

In making its endorsement, the PCTA noted Representative Saccone’s unequivocal support for House Bill 1776, the Property Tax Independence Act, pending legislation that will eliminate and equitably replace school property taxes and restructure a crumbling, antiquated education
finance system. David Baldinger, spokesperson for the PCTA, said: “Representative Saccone began his work
with the PCTA for total school property tax elimination more than two years ago and has remained firmly committed to the Property Tax Independence Act to accomplish that goal. This is in sharp contrast to his opponent who, in twenty-six years as a State Representative,
accomplished nothing to help beleaguered homeowners but instead introduced and continues to promote worthless property tax “relief” schemes that are nothing more than tax increases in disguise. The residents of the 39th Legislative District have an honest, dedicated
Representative in Mr. Saccone. To revert to a career politician like his opponent who will deceive the taxpayers to win this office would be a huge step backward for the property tax elimination movement, the 39th District, and for Pennsylvania. The PCTA is pleased to support candidates like Representative Saccone who are willing to work for true property tax reform in a General Assembly that has historically avoided a resolution to this issue. The Pennsylvania Coalition of Taxpayer Associations wishes Representative Rick Saccone much success in his
reelection bid for the District 39 House seat.”

The PCTA is an alliance of seventy-six grassroots taxpayer advocacy groups from across Pennsylvania that is dedicated to equitable education funding reform through the principles and mechanism of the Property Tax Independence Act.