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Trevor Southerland Named New HDCC Executive Director

The Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee has a new Executive Director. 

Trevor Southerland, who served as executive director of the Virginia House Democratic Caucus in 2018 – 2019, is taking on this role in Pennsylvania. 

“We are truly ecstatic to welcome Trevor to the PA HDCC,” said Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton. “His extensive experience is rooted in a deep commitment to electing state Democrats and flipping legislatures from red to blue.”

“On day one, he brings the experience, knowledge, and passion required to elect a Democratic majority in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives,” McClinton continued. “I believe that he is the right person for this moment to lead our caucus to historic gains in 2022.” 

Dana Gleason was most recently at the helm as the HDCC Executive Director. She served in this role from April 2019 to April 2021. 

Prior to being the executive director of the Virginia House Democratic Caucus, when Democrats flipped the House of Delegates for the first time in twenty years, Southerland served as the finance director for Virginia House Democrats from 2014 to 2017. 

In 2013 – 2014, Southerland was the Finance Director for the Michigan Senate Democratic Fund, and prior to that was the Annual Fund Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia. 

While Southerland is taking over as the PA HDCC Executive Director, state Rep. Leanne Krueger (D-Delaware) is returning this cycle as the PA HDCC Chair

Although Democrats had high hopes in building off of the momentum from the 2018 election in the state legislature, Republicans held strong in the Keystone State. Democrats and Republicans broke even in the state Senate during the most recent election, while Republicans expanded their majority in the state House.

Democrats would need to flip 12 seats in Pennsylvania to gain a majority in 2022.

4 Responses

  1. Gulag – you have blind party loyalty to the Democrats. Wake up, buddy! It is well known that whoever has the control will gerrymander the maps. The Dems will not just “unwind” or be “fair”. They will draw the maps heavily in their favor. They will gerrymander. Period. Not just me or Republicans saying it either. Look up the editorial from Fair Districts and Pat Beaty. (A left wing group and Beaty worked for Rendell I think). He said that if there was not an independent commission then get ready for the Dems to gerrymander. We all know that is what they are going to do so stop denying it. Don’t be such a dope!

  2. Yay! Krueger Braneky is Republicans best friend!!! You couldn’t ask for a bigger loser to run HDCC. She had all the money in the world and failed to take a single seat in 2020. Who cares who she hires or how much money she has for 2022. You can’t make up for that kind of incompetence. Only thing that might save her is when the Democrats gerrymander the maps. They are about to do it with this hard core Democrat from Pitt. Get ready!!!

    1. So in your “1984” vocabulary, producing a fair map that undid some the the GOP gerrymandering would be Democratic gerrymandering? You probably think Trump won the last election. Reality will not deter your fantasies.

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