Summer Democratic State Committee Meeting Preview

Harrisburg RadissonOn Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21, the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee will convene in the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg. State Chair Jim Burn will welcome guests, and the weekend will be full of “best practice” sessions and caucus meetings.

The main event of the weekend will be the vote on Party Chair between incumbent Jim Burn and former gubernatorial nominee Katie McGinty. Tom Wolf has thrown his support behind McGinty and the committee meeting is his first test as the gubernatorial nominee and new leader of the Democratic Party.

See below for the official schedule of events:

Friday, June 20th

DEMinars – Please register at or call the State Party office at 717-920-8470

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – New County Chair Orientation: – Governor B Room – Hotel

This session will review how to build a successful county party infrastructure. This training is mandatory for all new county chairs and recommended for all county officers.

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm – Committee Person Orientation – Governor B Room – Hotel

This session will include an overview of membership responsibility, voter file usage, voter contact/ organizing, latest information, message points and communication tools in advance of the 2014 elections. This training is recommended for all county and state committee members.

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm – Best Practice Session – Governor B Room- Hotel

Now that we’ve reorganized and we have new and old members on our county committees, how to we keep everyone engaged for their 4 year term? Our next best practices session will discuss how to train and retain your county committee members. Please come and share your success stories and learn what other county party’s have done to both train new committee folks and retain them once they get active with the county committee and how to motivate returning members to the county committee to take on leadership and mentor roles.

4:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Credential Table – Hotel Lobby

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Caucus Chairs Meeting – Senate Board Room – Hotel

7:30 pm to 8:00 pm – Second Star Society Members Cocktail Reception – Veranda Room – Hotel

Second Star members are invited to a private cocktail reception with Chairman Burn and special guests. Second Star members should register at or contact Dana at Not a Second Star member yet? You can join today at

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm – Chairman Burn’s Welcome Reception – Governor Ballroom – Hotel

Join Chairman Burn and special guests as we kick off the new 2014-2018 Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee term with lively fellowship and cocktails. This reception is free for State Committee & Second Star Society members, as the Chairman would like to welcome you to the PA Democratic Family. To RSVP: visit or contact Dana at (Paid for by Friends of Jim Burn Committee.)

Saturday, June 21– The Official Business of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee

Only members of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee may participate in the official business conducted on Saturday. We invite all registered Democrats to observe the General Business Meeting that begins at 12:30 on Saturday.

8:30 am to 11:30 am – Credential Table – Hotel Lobby

8:30 am to 9:00 am – Regional Caucus Chairs and Constituency Caucus Chairs Meeting – Keystone A Room – Convention Center

(This meeting is for regional caucus chairs and constituency caucus chairs prior to their reorganization meeting and officer elections. If the chair is no longer a member, the next officer in line should attend the meeting.)

9:00 am to 10:00 am – Constituency Caucuses Reorganization Meetings in Hotel and Conference Center (New members are invited to visit a constituency caucus of their interest to become a member)

Labor Caucus – Keystone C Room – CC

LGBT Caucus – Keystone B Room – CC

Black Caucus – Keystone D Room – CC

Senior Caucus – Governor B Room – Hotel

Women’s Caucus – Keystone E Room – CC

Veteran’s Caucus – Keystone A Room – CC

Progressive Caucus – Governor A Room – Hotel

10:00 am to 11:00 am – County Chairs Meeting – Keystone D Room – Convention Center

10:00 am to 1:00 pm – Express Lunch Bar available in the Conference Center Lobby

11:00 am to 12:00 pm – Regional Caucuses Reorganization Meetings in Hotel and Conference Center

South East – Governor B Room – Hotel

North West – Keystone C Room – CC

South Central – Veranda Room – Hotel

Philadelphia – Governor A Room – Hotel

North East – Keystone A Room – CC

North Central – Keystone B Room – CC

South West – Keystone D Room – CC

Allegheny – Keystone E Room – CC

12:30 pm – STATE COMMITTEE MEETING – Ballroom Room North Conference Center

Nomination and Election of State Party Officers and Executive Board Elections

6 Responses

  1. Tom Wolf really is a different kind of candidate. I’m sure some of the party leaders were waiting until Friday night to run around and cut a deal for their votes. Candidate Wolf wasn’t going to play that game, his plan move ahead and beat Corbett.

  2. My surrogate, Tom, and I will be having a reception as well. It will be at the headquarters of Range Resources. All with money are welcome to attend.

  • Will Doug Mastriano Run For U.S. Senate?

    • No. Not Enough Support From Mainstream GOP. (91%)
    • Yes. Let Doug Be Doug. (9%)

    Total Voters: 892

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