Leaving as Pa. Lt. Gov. today, Cawley taking reigns of United Way

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The United Way of Greater Philadelphia has a new leader. He will wrap up his current job today in Harrisburg.

Out-going Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Jim Cawley says the transition from government service to the United Way will be easy.

“The United Way has a very strong rich tradition of working on trying to make the community better for those who are having challenges doing that themselves,” he said. “In particular our impact fund which focuses on irradiating illiteracy on making healthy choices when it comes to diet.”

Cawley, a Republican from Bucks County, says he plans a thorough review of the agency before making any changes.

“We have some other things that over the course of a bit of time that we are going to bring online to show that the United Way is going to continue to expand and grow.”

Cawley says his lifetime in public service will help him bring groups together, citing his “ability to cross both the Republican and Democratic spectrum but the Pennsylvania and New Jersey spectrum as well.

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