THE ISSUES


Fiscal Responsibility

All Pennsylvanians know that being smart with your money is a requirement for success. Fiscal responsibility has been the hallmark of Diana Irey Vaughan’s career.

She balanced seven consecutive Washington County budgets without raising taxes. She recognizes wasteful spending for what it is: damaging to Pennsylvania’s families and businesses.

That’s why she spoke out against cable television for inmates and why she put non-violent inmates to work, resulting in more than 210,000 hours of community service.

During these trying times, fiscal responsibility is paramount. In no role is this more important than the state treasurer, whose job requires smart financial decision making.

That’s why Pennsylvania needs a treasurer with a proven track record of fiscal responsibility and why Diana Irey Vaughan is the type of leader that Pennsylvania needs now.



Jobs

With unemployment numbers high around the state, there haven’t been many success stories about job creation lately. But as Washington County knows, Diana Irey Vaughan is one of the few.

Diana is a leader in economic development in southwestern Pennsylvania. Under her watch, Washington County was ranked third in the nation for job growth by the U.S. Department of Labor.

A public-private partnership created by Diana with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce developed a “one-stop shop” that formed a unified delivery system for economic development efforts.

Through her commitment to low taxes, long-term planning, and cooperation with the Workforce Investment Board, Diana helped bring over 6,000 new jobs to Washington County.

Diana fought hard to make Washington County a great place to live, work, and do business. She’ll take the same principles to Harrisburg and put them to work for all Pennsylvanians.



Leadership Acumen

With high unemployment and a stuttering economy, Harrisburg needs leadership desperately. Diana Irey Vaughan’s leadership acumen has worked in Washington County. Now she’s ready to use it to serve all of Pennsylvania.

Along with five terms as Washington County Commissioner, including seven consecutive balanced budgets without a tax increase and more than 6,000 new jobs created, Diana is a leader in economic development in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Her other leadership positions include serving on numerous economic and community boards, including Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, Southwestern Pennsylvania Growth Alliance, and Port of Pittsburgh Commission.

Diana is a two-time co-chair of Washington County’s Heart Walk and the walk for March of Dimes, has served as a board member for the American Cancer Society in Washington County, and was the president of the Mon Valley United Way. She currently sits on the Washington County United Way board of directors.

A member of the NRA who is consistently endorsed by People Concerned for the Unborn Child and Firearms Owners Against Crime, Diana knows as well as all Pennsylvanians that Harrisburg needs discipline and fiscal restraint. Diana Irey Vaughan is the leader Pennsylvania needs.