Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman released a joint letter today endorsing Val DiGiorgio as party chair.
“We would like you to know that we strongly endorse Val DiGiorgio in his bid to become Chairman,” they write. “We believe these talents and his other outstanding work as a county chairman clearly demonstrate that he will be a great steward for our state party.”
“We also believe that if Val is elected state Chairman, there is a real opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the state party,” the State Senators continue. “It would be extraordinarily productive for the Pennsylvania Republican Party and Senate Republican Campaign Committee to collaborate, improve and elevate our partnership in electing Republican candidates rather than working independently of each other. With Val, there is no doubt we will be a team unified to defeat Governor Wolf and the Democrats.”
“We know that Val has walked the walk,” they conclude. “We are confident that Val DiGiorgio will be an excellent Chairman who has unmatched grassroots, campaign, and fundraising experience as a candidate himself, campaign manager, and county chairman. Just as important, he as the vision to lead the Republican Party in a new and exciting direction. We hope you agree and support him at your Republican State Committee meeting this winter.”
This news comes a day after we learned the current Chairman Rob Gleason was officially stepping down. DiGiorgio, Chair of the Chester County Republican Party, has been putting his name out there since last year. He was also able to score the backing of Senator Pat Toomey.
The election for the position will take place at the party’s annual winter meeting in Hershey on Feb. 4th.