State Rep. Leanne Krueger (D-Delaware) has been selected to be the new chair chair of the Pennsylvania HDCC. The previous office holder was state Rep. Mike Carroll (D-Luzerne).
“Pennsylvania House Democrats saw historic gains in 2018 and are poised to fight for a majority in 2020,” said House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody. “After running four campaigns in four years, Leanne Krueger has proven she knows what it takes to win and hold seats in a tough district. In addition to her own campaigns, she has been a great partner in recruiting great candidates across the Commonwealth. And, as one of the most prolific fundraisers in the Democratic Caucus, I am confident that Leanne will ensure that House Democrats will have the resources to compete—and win—next cycle.”
Krueger has represented the 161st District in the Philadelphia suburbs since 2015 and coasted in November for another term.
The Democrats made a net gain of 11 seats in the state House during the most recent election, but are still in the minority.
In 2018, Krueger served as the HDCC’s Finance Co-Chair, alongside Rep. Mike Schlossberg (D-Lehigh).
She will be joined in the upcoming session on the board with state Reps. Dan Frankel (D–Allegheny) as Finance Chair, Mike Carroll (D-Luzerne) as Incumbent Protection Chair, Austin Davis (D-Allegheny), and Patty Kim (D-Dauphin) and Tim Briggs (D-Montgomery) as Regional Recruitment Chairs.
Krueger expressed optimism and believes the party is in striking distance of taking back the majority in the House.
“I want to thank Leader Dermody and my Democratic colleagues for their confidence in me and for providing me this awesome responsibility to move Pennsylvania forward,” Krueger said. “Democrats are within striking distance of a majority in the House and I look forward to engaging the entire Caucus in our recruitment and fundraising efforts ahead of the 2020 cycle. I am confident that as Pennsylvanians get to know their newly-elected Democratic members and Democratic candidates in the next election, they will see that we stand with the working families of this Commonwealth, not the powerful and connected. I am excited to get to work.”