The Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) has endorsed businessman Phil Scollo in his campaign for U.S. Congress against U.S. Rep. Tom Marino.
"The Alliance of Retired Americans fights for people and families who have worked hard all their lives and earned a dignified retirement -- they fight to protect Social Security and Medicare. That is just what we are fighting for in our grassroots campaign and it is exactly what we will fight for in Congress," said Phil Scollo. "I'm proud to have their support and will do everything I can to save Medicare from those who would end it. Turning Medicare into a voucher system, as Tom Marino voted twice to do, is plain wrong."
Barbara Easterling, President of the ARA, said regarding Phil Scollo's endorsement,"Your positions demonstrate a strong commitment to improve the quality of life for older Americans. Your leadership on issues such as preserving and protecting Social Security and Medicare from privatization and benefit cuts exhibits that commitment. In addition, our members can support your candidacy because of your belief in the need to provide more affordable health care for older Americans, as well as the need for stronger retirement and pension security, and quality long term care. The Alliance for Retired Americans believes that your election to the House of Representatives will enhance the quality of life for older Americans."
The Alliance of Retired Americans is a national organization with over 4 million members and has given U.S. Rep. Tom Marino a lifetime rating of zero for his voting record in Congress. Two key reasons for his low score are his repeated votes to end Medicare as we know it and support for ending the Social Security guarantee.
Phil Scollo left Wall Street to start a small business in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He learned hard work and public service early from a New York City Fire Fighter, his father. His business, a management-consulting firm, has served all types of organizations from global corporations to small businesses and government agencies. Phil has lived in Dingman Township, Pennsylvania since 1998 with his wife, Karen. He is the proud father of three children. A summa cum laude graduate of St. John's University, Phil holds a B.S. in Government and Politics.