Wolf Puts Support behind Slate of Candidates for Pa. Dems Leadership
The email, sent Thursday night, asks party members to support the three candidates.
“State Party Treasurer Jack Hanna to serve as chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, Allegheny County Democratic Committee Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills as vice chair, and our party’s Black Caucus Chairwoman Lisa Rhodes as treasurer,” Wolf wrote in the email.
The three would serve in the positions until the party’s reorganization meeting meeting in June.
Hanna has been a party member since 1994, and has been the party’s treasurer since 2013. Along with her duties as Allegheny County Chairwoman Patton Mills serves on the Democratic National Committee and the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. Rhodes is also the executive director of Women’s Christian Alliance, the oldest African American foster care and adoption agency in the country.
Wolf also asked the party members to approve a “new, comprehensive sexual assault and misconduct policy to ensure that every state committee member and every person that comes in contact with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party feels heard, welcome, and safe.”
Wolf has been consistent in his positions on lawmakers on both sides of the aisle accused of sexual harassment, calling for them to resign when the allegations came to light.