York County, PA


YORK, PA – Chad Baker, Chairperson of the Democratic Party of York County, released the following statement today on behalf of the party:

This announcement is to serve as notification to all committee people within the 93rd State Legislative District of the withdrawal of Meggan O’Rourke from the November General Election ballot for this seat. Meggan notified the Pennsylvania Department of State of her intent to withdraw from the campaign. We would like to express our gratitude to Meggan and her family for her willingness to run for State House in the first place. We wish her well on her future endeavors.

As a result of the vacancy announcement, the Democratic Party of York County is now tasked with finding a new candidate to place on the November ballot. In the past, the party has taken a democratic approach to the selection process, by opening the candidate interview process up to the district in which the vacancy arises. This instance will be no different. The Democratic Party will abide by the following timeline for selecting a candidate:

  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – Any registered Democrat who will have resided in the 93rd PA Legislative District for one year prior to November 6, 2018 and who is at least 21 years old who is interested in running in November must submit a resume and letter of interest to the Democratic Party of York County no later than the close of business on Friday, August 10. Letters/resumes can be mailed to 135 South Duke Street, York, PA 17401 or can be emailed to [email protected]. Letters and resumes received will not be distributed or reviewed until Saturday, August 11, 2018, at which time they will be distributed to members of the Democratic County Committee from the 93rd district, as well as all members of the Democratic Party of York County’s Executive Committee.
  • Monday, August 13 –The Democratic Party of York County will hold a public question and answer session at THE YORK TOWNSHIP BUILDING LOCATED AT 25 OAK STREET, YORK, PA 17402 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. This forum will serve as the interview for candidates seeking the nomination. Questions will be asked of each candidate. Those wishing to ask candidates questions must submit their questions in writing prior to the start of the forum. Questions will be collected at the registration table or by email at [email protected]. Following the forum, the County Committee from the 93rd and the Executive Committee will decide on the nominee and the candidate to be placed on the ballot will be announced.
  • The nominee must also be submitted to the Pennsylvania Democratic Party for approval. The selection of the County Committee is not binding until the State Committee Executive Board has approved the candidate.

It is with the utmost confidence of the Party that we will find a strong candidate to seek and win this seat in November.



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