Meet Rich Fitzgerald and His Kids
|April 1, 2011||Posted by committeegrrl under 2011 Primary|
The Fitzgerald campaign has released its first television ad today. The ad features more of Fitzgeralds kids than it does the candidate. What do you think of the ad?
The press release is below the video
PITTSBURGH: Allegheny County Democratic Committee endorsed candidate Rich Fitzgerald launched the first television ad in the campaign forCounty Executive. The ad is scheduled to begin airing immediately on local television stations and features all eight of Fitzgerald’s children: Jocelyn,Erin, Caroline, Tanner, Madeline, Louisa, Mara, and Jackson and focuses on Fitzgerald’s biography and his record of saving money.
“Rich Fitzgerald is an experienced leader with a record of saving taxpayers’ money and creating jobs,” said Campaign Manager Mike Mikus. “As the first campaign to go on the air, we are confident that voters will embrace and respond to Rich’s plans to keep taxes low for our families and encourage business development in our region.”
Text from the ad is listed below.
Jocelyn Fitzgerald: My dad was born here.
Erin Fitzgerald: My dad drove a taxi to pay his way through Carnegie Mellon.
Louisa Fitzgerald: He started an innovative company helping businesses save energy.
Caroline Fitzgerald: Save money.
Mara Fitzgerald: And create jobs.
Rich Fitzgerald: I know something about families.
Tanner Fitzgerald: Tanner
Madeline Fitzgerald: Madeline
Jackson Fitzgerald: Jackson
Caroline Fitzgerald: Caroline
Jocelyn Fitzgerald: Jocelyn
Erin Fitzgerald: Erin
Louisa Fitzgerald: Louisa
Mara Fitzgerald: Mara
Rich Fitzgerald: And business. As County Council President, I cut waste, saving taxpayers millions. And as County Executive, I’ll work to keep our jobsand futures here.
The ad also highlights Fitzgerald’s small business, Aquenef, and his leadership as President of Allegheny County Council.
Since announcing his candidacy for Allegheny County’s highest elected office in late January, Fitzgerald has earned broad-based support throughoutAllegheny County from elected Democrats, community organizations, andlabor unions. He has also earned more endorsements than any other candidate running for Chief Executive.
A life-long Pittsburgher, Rich Fitzgerald grew up in the city’s Bloomfieldneighborhood. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering and minored in business. Fitzgerald has owned and operated Aquenef Engineering, an Allegheny County-based small business, for the past 28 years. He has been serving as a member of the Allegheny County Council since its inception in 2000 and as its president since 2004. Rich and his wife Cathy live in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood with their eight children.