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.
— PA Democrats (@PADems) June 16, 2018
I’m very proud and honored to be the Chairwoman of the @PADems. We are united, and Democrats across Pennsylvania are ready to elect Democrats up and down the ballot. Read my statement here: https://t.co/trE9Dmo340 pic.twitter.com/D6myqkUfPQ
— Nancy Mills (@PADemsChair) June 16, 2018