PA GOP Announces Randy Vulakovich As The Republican Nominee In The 40th State Senate District Special Election

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason is pleased to announce that Randy Vulakovich, current State House member representing the 30th Legislative District, was selected to be the Republican nominee for the upcoming August 7, 2012 special election to fill the vacant seat in the 40th State Senate District.

“I am pleased to announce that Randy Vulakovich was nominated by our Party to run in the upcoming special election in the 40th State Senate District and I am confident that Randy will be fight hard for the best interests of the people of Allegheny and Butler counties. We will be counting on the State Senate to join Governor Corbett’s fight to bring jobs to Pennsylvania, hold the line on taxes and make many of the critical decisions facing our Commonwealth. I am confident that Randy Vulakovich will carry on this tradition when he is elected on August 7th.”

Today, Republican conferees, representing the counties in the 40th State Senate District gathered in Cranberry Township, Butler County and heard from a number of qualified Republican candidates. Conferees were afforded the opportunity to hear from the candidates and ask them questions.

Gleason concluded, “I would like to thank the County Chairmen Jim Roddey and Jeff Smith, our dedicated conferees and the candidates that participated in this open and transparent process. I am proud that our Party was able to hold an open meeting and that Republicans living in the district were able to choose their nominee.”

About Randy Vulakovich

State Representative Randy Vulakovich currently serves the residents of the 30th Legislative District in the State House. A lifelong citizen of Allegheny County, Vulakovich was elected to serve in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in November 2006. Vulakovich serves on the PA House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness, Aging and Older Adult Services, Gaming Oversight and Environmental Resources and Energy Committees for the 2011-12 Legislative Session.

Before joining the State House, Vulakovich served for 27 years as a sergeant with the Shaler Township Police Department, including six years serving as the public school instructor in the nationally recognized anti-drug and life-skills D.A.R.E. program.

Vulakovich resides in Shaler Township with his wife “Bobbie.” They have two children, Stacy and Randy Jr., and are the proud grandparents to their grandson Tyler, and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a granddaughter in September.