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Roddey Steps Down as Allegheny Co. GOP Chair

Jim-RoddeyAfter serving the last eight years as Chairman of the Allegheny County GOP Committee, Jim Roddey is stepping aside to “slow down a bit.”

Roddey served as the first Executive of Allegheny County from 2000-2004. He took over the committee in 2008 and has almost tripled its membership from 352 Republicans.

“I never like to leave anything when things aren’t positive, and I think we are in a good place right now,” Roddey told Salena Zito of the Tribune Review.

The 83-year-old will continue as a member of the state GOP committee and its leadership committee. Roddey will also work on Sen. Pat Toomey’s re-election bid, as well as Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign.

The county committee will have 10 days to name a replacement, and that replacement will finish the remaining 3 months of Roddey’s term. D. Raja, of Mt. Lebanon, has announced he is seeking the position.

Allegheny County has the largest GOP population in the state, with almost 235,000 Republicans.

6 Responses

  1. how can the GOP even think of electing D Raja? one needs only look to his lack of integrity in many endeavors–as was aptly brought out by the Trib, and by his opponents in Raja’s failed campaign for county executive. Anyone but D Raja, please !

  2. If every County in Pennsylvania had a Jim Roddey we would be the envy of the Country. He’s competent, fair and above all else he’s a decent human being. As I look around Allegheny County there is not one person who could fill his shoes.

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