Michael Meehan Elected Philadelphia GOP Chair

Michael MeehanMichael Meehan, the longtime Philadelphia GOP General Counsel, was elected as the new chairman of the Philadelphia GOP.  Former Chairman Joe DeFelice stepped down on Friday to join the Trump Administration.

“Whether you voted for me or not, I don’t care,” Meehan told the ward leaders after the election, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Meehan ran against current vice-chair of the city party Mike Cibik.  Meehan won 65-55 a system that gives more voting power to wards with a higher percentage of Republican voter registration.  

The contentious election re-opened some divisions within the city party.  

Cibik, who has 13 months left in his term as vice-chair says he will not be leaving his position.  

“Mr. Meehan will have to work with me,” Cibik told the Inquirer.

April 25th, 2017 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 10 Comments

10 thoughts on “Michael Meehan Elected Philadelphia GOP Chair”

  1. Jake the Sanke says:

    Apocolipse, perhaps you haven’t been keeping tabs on Philly politics but it isn’t as if the Meehan opposition group has done any better. In fact, things have only gotten worse with the loyal opposition in control.

  2. Apocolipse says:

    Are you Republicans in Philly Insane or what The Meehan Family has done nothing to make the Philly Republican Party Bigger stronger of Better and Keeps on Flipping Democrats to Run for Mayor in Philly and Challenges Petitions of People who want to get active as Committeepeople in The Philly Republican Party SHAME SHAME SHAME on all of you that put Meehan back in Charge . This means the Republican Party will do nothing in Philly for another 70 years . You people are Morons that put him back in charge .

  3. Oof Fa says:

    Let’s hope Cibik is cleared out when his term is done.

  4. The Storm says:

    Another candidate supported by Gleason loses…hopefully, they get the message…

  5. robert sklaroff says:

    I have had superficial dealings with both individuals and have been impressed – in both instances – with their qualities.

  6. Sue says:

    Well, Cibik seems the handling it well.

  7. Frank DiCicco says:

    ACME is CLOSING its store at 5th & Delancey, where Mike and Barbara shop for their XTRA-strong horseradish cocktail. They wlll now shop at the new LiDL on Columbus Blvd.

  8. Truther says:

    Wow, what a blow to the “loyal opposition” in Philly. A direct rebuke by the ward leaders.

  9. bungy says:

    That’s how we roll, you forgot to add RICH AND HANDSOME. Great news.

  10. freddy's revenge says:

    Typical fat old white man to head GOP.

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