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

By: - February 15, 2019 9:10 am

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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.

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John L. Micek
John L. Micek

A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press.

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