Attorney General, PA

Eugene DePasquale

ON THE ISSUES 

  • Has experience as Auditor General to audit shale drillers
  • Will advocate for investments to alternative energy
  • Will protect the right to clean air and pure water

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WHY THIS RACE MATTERS

  • Open seat previously held by Michelle Henry who is not seeking reelection
  • Keeping this open seat under pro-environment, pro-democracy leadership will be critical to protecting the right to vote, safeguarding future elections, and holding polluters accountable

CANDIDATE BACKGROUND

 

Eugene DePasquale is the former two-term Auditor General of Pennsylvania. Serving in that role, Mr. DePasquale was the fiscal watchdog for the State of Pennsylvania. He led the effort to expose nearly $2 billion in wasted tax dollars, led the fight to reduce the backlog of thousands of untested rape kits and exposed 58,000 unanswered phone calls at the child abuse hotline.

Prior to serving as Auditor General, Mr. DePasquale was a three-term member of the General Assembly representing the 95th district. He was a leader in advocating for public schools and creating a fairer education funding formula. He was also the first legislator to post his expenses online and is the author of The Alternative Energy Investment Act and led the fight to ban texting while driving.

Eugene DePasquale is a Pittsburgh native. He has a BA from The College of Wooster (OH), an MPA from the University of Pittsburgh and a JD from Widener University School of Law. 

He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, York College of PA, and Widener University School of Law. He  is also counsel for several organizations and is the Co-Chair of Energy Future PA.


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