HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason today officially announced his intentions to not seek another term as State Party Chairman.
“Today, we swear in a Republican majority in the United States Senate including U.S. Senator Pat Toomey; a Republican majority in the United States House of Representatives including 13 Republicans from Pennsylvania; a Republican majority of 34 in the State Senate; a Republican majority of 121 in the State House of Representatives; and 53 county courthouses under Republican control. We are 17 days away from swearing in a Republican President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. I cannot think of a better time to celebrate more than a decade of working for the best grassroots organization in the country.
“After my last reelection in 2013, I confided in my family, friends and closest advisors that this would be final term as Chairman. I am very proud of the time and effort that I have invested to see our party be recognized as a model for the nation. We have fought against tough odds from voter registration, powerful special interests and an ever changing political climate to win key races year after year.
“There are so many people to thank, including our State Party Members, leadership team, elected officials, friends at the Republican National Committee, my staff and more than three million Republicans in Pennsylvania. I owe a special thank you to our dedicated Vice Chair Joyce Haas. Joyce is a tireless worker for our Party and an incredible partner.
“I hope to spend the next few weeks thanking these incredible people and helping our President Elect Donald Trump, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, and friends throughout the Commonwealth and the country with their transition to help Make America Great Again!”