SDCC Hires New Executive and Deputy Directors


Joe Aronson

The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Campaign Committee revealed their new Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director today.

Joe Aronson will become the Executive Director while Victor Wills will occupy the position of Deputy Director.

Aronson is coming from the Delaware Democratic Party where he has been Executive Director since 2011 and was once President of the Association of State Democratic Executive Directors (ASDED). Obviously, he brings a lot of “Executive Director” experience.

He is also a Minnesota native and St. John’s University graduate who worked on Al Franken’s 2008 Senate campaign and for the Minnesota Democratic Party.

“I’m excited to embark on a new political journey in Pennsylvania; I think the Senate’s in a unique position this cycle to make Democratic gains and I can’t wait to get started,” said Aronson.

Victor Wills, meanwhile, has served as State Senator Rob Teplitz’s (D-Harrisburg) Chief of Staff and 2012 campaign manager. He graduated from Penn State as well as PSU’s Dickinson School of Law.

“I am very much looking forward to working with the senators and candidates in this new capacity, and I am eager to hit the ground running in the 2014 Election Cycle,” said Wills.

Former Executive Director Aren Platt and Deputy Executive Director Jessica Cosme have joined Sen. Daylin Leach’s Congressional campaign for PA’s 13th district. Platt will continue working with the SDCC as a consultant.

January 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Local races, Top Stories | 6 Comments

6 thoughts on “SDCC Hires New Executive and Deputy Directors”

  1. steve says:

    What’s funny is how they still have the same morons over at hdcc. they replace the sdcc guys but don’t replace the people at hdcc who can’t win their way out of a paper bag?

  2. David Diano says:

    In a presidential year, Dem turnout is usually high and you have the white house race driving everything. To assign credit to SDCC for the extra million voters that showed up is unsupportable claim.

    That the previous executives both jumped to the campaign of the same state senator seeking congress is a telltale sign that they lost focus on the rest of the state senators (ie doing their job) a long time ago.

    If you are up the rear end of your next meal ticket, you aren’t looking out for the party and the SDCC.

  3. Delco Diaspora says:

    If memory serves me right didn’t State Senate Dems pick up seats in 2012? Seriously I could be wrong on that but I’m sure the SDCC has performed better in recent years. I see little reason to criticize and believe me I would love to

  4. Dick Miller says:

    In campaigning during the last decade Senate Democrats were right at the bottom nationally. Of the 98 or so legislative bodies in the U.S., the PA Senate was the only one that made no Democratic gains in one General Election and was the only body where Democrats actually lost a seat in another. Best wishes to Mr. Aronson, he can only do better.

  5. sean ryan says:

    This has to be the worst head shot ever. Seriously it looks creepy and like he is a serial killer.

  6. David Diano says:

    SDCC leadership has been long overdue for a change.

    My only concern is Aronson’s level of familiarity with Pennsylvania.

    PA is far larger and more diverse than Delaware. There is a big learning curve for PA. However, there are new district lines as well, so it’s inherently new this year anyway.

    With Corbett so weak this year, the Dems have a chance to do well, where the districts aren’t gerrymandered out of reach.

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