PA GOP Chair Not Seeking Re-election


The state chairman of the Republican Party announced Tuesday that he will not seek another term.

“After my last re-election in 2013, I confided in my family, friends and closest advisors that this would be final term as chairman,” Rob Gleason, of Westmont, said in a statement.

“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.”

Gleason had been the state GOP chairman for 10 years.

“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,” Gleason said. “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. ”

Gleason said he plans to spend the next few weeks helping his friends with the transition to a new GOP president Donald Trump.