After making it official that she will be on the ballot in May, Katie McGinty is now preparing for a fundraiser hosted by former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.
The event will take place on Tuesday, March 27th at the Racquet Club on South 16th Street in Philadelphia. Tickets range from $5,000 to $500; the event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Richardson, who served as the Governor of New Mexico from 2003 to 2011, endorsed McGinty’s candidacy for governor all the way back in July of last year. He applauded the former DEP Secretary for her commitment to environmental protection.
“There is no candidate with better environmental credentials than Katie McGinty to lead that agenda and move Pennsylvania forward to a sustainable future,” Richardson said.
The two politicians were both a part of the Clinton administration at one time — Richardson as the Energy Secretary from 1998 to 2001 and McGinty chaired the White House Council on Environmental Quality from 1993 to 1998.
Richardson was — and still is — a prominent figure in the Democratic Party. He was the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association during his term in office, and was also the chairman of the Democratic National Convention in 2004.
Richardson will be joined by other prominent figures in the hopes of raising money for McGinty as the May primary creeps ever closer.
Also seeking the Democratic nomination for governor are former Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf, State Treasurer Rob McCord, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, former DEP Secretary John Hanger, former Auditor General Jack Wagner and Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz. Thus far only Hanger, McGinty and Schwartz have turned in their petition signatures to be placed on the ballot.