Report: Greenleaf to Retire

173State Senator Stewart Greenleaf (R-Montgomery) is reportedly planning to retire instead of running for re-election next year.  

According to City & State, Republicans in Harrisburg and southeast Pennsylvania have said that Greenleaf is not planning to stand for re-election.  

“Some indicated that behind closed doors, he was positioning his son, Stewart Greenleaf, Jr., a former Montgomery County controller, as a potential successor,” City & State wrote.  

Greenleaf, Jr. stepped down from his role as controller in 2015, but has not ruled out a run for the office.  

State Representative Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) is also rumored to be considering a run.  

“I love representing my community in Harrisburg, and I certainly would consider an opportunity to represent a broader swath of Montgomery County if the senator chose not to stand for reelection,” Stephens told City & State.  

Rumors of Greenleaf’s retirement have swirled ahead of his re-election for his last couple of terms.

5 Responses

  1. Senator Greenleaf needs to be reminded the PA General Assembly is not the British House of Lords. In spite of what the Kennedy, Bush and Clinton families might think, no one has a birthright to a seat in the PA Senate. And did Stew Jr really not run for re-election in Montco? There’s the sign of an effective leader – turning tail in the face of a tough election cycle.

  2. Bad Idea to run the son, not as sharp as his father!!
    Upper Moreland has some great candidates

  3. Normally this might be a target for Dems but since incompetent Dem leaders in SEPA ‘burbs have no earthly idea what they’re doing, who knows. Perpetual losers.

  4. So his kid bailed on the controller spot in a tough election year when he had the most name I.D. Of anyone on the county wife ballott leaving his party high and dry and we are going to reward him by allowing him to run? If the Montco party supports jr in a run for this seat they are even more inept than they appear to be.

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