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.

    An award-winning political journalist with more than 25 years' experience in the news business, John L. Micek is The Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. Before joining The Capital-Star, Micek spent six years as Opinion Editor at PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., where he helped shape and lead a multiple-award-winning Opinion section for one of Pennsylvania's most-visited news websites. Prior to that, he spent 13 years covering Pennsylvania government and politics for The Morning Call of Allentown, Pa. His career has also included stints covering Congress, Chicago City Hall and more municipal meetings than he could ever count, Micek contributes regular analysis and commentary to a host of broadcast outlets, including CTV-News in Canada and talkRadio in London, U.K., as well as "Face the State" on CBS-21 in Harrisburg, Pa.; "Pennsylvania Newsmakers" on WGAL-8 in Lancaster, Pa., and the Pennsylvania Cable Network. His weekly column on American politics is syndicated nationwide to more than 800 newspapers by Cagle Syndicate.

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