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Dems Decide on Mills

The Pennsylvania State Democratic Committee on Saturday elected Nancy Mills of Allegheny County to a four-year term as chairwoman.

Mills is the outgoing Allegheny County committee chair. She ran on a ticket with state Sen. Sharif Street of Philadelphia, the party’s new vice chair, and Alex Reber of Dauphin County, treasurer.

The election ended days of speculation over whether state Dems would choose Mills, who was Gov. Tom Wolf’s pick to lead.

While state committees usually go along with their governor’s choice, there were some rumblings of revolt before this weekend’s meeting.

And his support did not help Mills in a re-election bid for the Allegheny County position — she lost 2-to-1 even after a Wolf-led mailing campaign on her behalf.

After her victory, Mills released a statement saying how proud she is to be serving the party.

I appreciate the confidence of the state committee in electing me. I pledge to every corner of the commonwealth that I will work diligently to bring people together and into the Democratic Party,” she said. “We are united, and Democrats across Pennsylvania are ready to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.”

Mills said all the party’s candidates fight for shared Democratic values and for Pennsylvania voters.

“We are going to fight for them,” she pledged.

Mills beat out three other candidates for the position: Sheri Morgan of Franklin County, Chuck Pascal of Armstrong County and Jacque Whaumbush of Philadelphia.


10 Responses

  1. The fear is she is an establishment (i.e. status quo, pro-corporate) Democrat. If that’s so, I fear for our party in the future.

  2. I’ve known Alex Reber for about ten years. He is one of the more knowledgeable and dedicated Democrats I’ve ever met. I’m sure the same is true of Nancy and Sharif.

    Even though I campaigned for Sheri, I look forward to you and your wise appointments to run a sound party.

    1. From what I can see, I would have to second the sentiment – he truly is a remarkable individual. If there were a few more Alex Rebers in the party, PADems would be unstoppable.

    2. Alex has always come across as a straight-shooter. I hope he can bring some integrity to the accounting practices and prevent abuses like Uber-gate.

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