Former Pa. GOP staffer tapped for top U.S. Labor Dept. post

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    (*This post has been updated to correctly reflect that Robert Bozzuto is a native of Westmoreland County.)

    A Westmoreland County* native who spent four years as executive director of the Pennsylvania Republican Party has been nominated to a top position at the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

    Robert Bozzuto III, who was former GOP chair Rob Gleason’s deputy from 2013-2017, has been nominated as assistant secretary for public affairs the Labor Department. He’s currently the agency’s White House liaison, the Pennsylvania GOP said in a statement.

    Before joining the state party, Bozzuto was a staffer for ex-U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and worked on Santorum’s unsuccessful 2006 re-election campaign.

    “I want to congratulate Bob on his nomination to this important role within the President’s administration. I look forward to seeing Bob’s future career unfold as he continues make the make Pennsylvania and the PA GOP proud,” state party Chairman Val DiGiorgio said in a statement.

    John L. Micek
    John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. He's been covering Pennsylvania politics for more than 20 years and most recently served as Opinion Editor at PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. Micek's commentary is syndicated to more than 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. And he's a regular contributor to a host of broadcast outlets in Pennsylvania and abroad.

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