Allegheny Group Endorses John Craig Hammond


Mr. Hammond is a Democrat running against Mike Turzai (R-incumbent) in the November 8, 2016, general election. His district is PA-28, which includes Bradford Woods, Franklin Park, Marshall Township, McCandless Township, and Pine Township.

Regarding Mr. Hammond’s views on protecting our environment, his main concern is the disposal of the toxic waste water that is a by-product of fracking. He feels the strategy for reducing the hazards of fracking is to convince the Pennsylvania General Assembly representatives whose constituents are in the rural areas of Pennsylvania, that jobs can be shifted from the gas industry to the wind and solar industries. Mr. Hammond is also dedicated to championing smart growth in his district; he is especially concerned about the lack of convenient public transportation from areas in his district to downtown Pittsburgh.

John Craig Hammond lives in Franklin Park with his wife, a Bradford Woods native, and two children. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Temple University and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Kentucky. Mr. Hammond also teaches at Penn State New Kensington, where he is an internationally recognized scholar of slavery and politics in early America and has been recognized for his commitment to teaching and undergraduate education.

Mr. Hammond is also an active member of the North Allegheny community where he has coached youth soccer and softball. 

The Sierra Club Allegheny Group endorses John Craig Hammond in the November 8, 2016 election. We encourage our members, as well as their friends and family, to cast their vote for Mr. Hammond for State Representative, district 28.


Lisa Mekovsky

Political Chair

Sierra Club, Allegheny Group

Pennsylvania Chapter

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