State Democratic Party Boss Considering Stepping Down

June 6, 2015 – In The News
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Marcel Groen was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article "State Democratic Party Boss Considering Stepping Down." Full text can be found in the June 6, 2015, issue, but a synopsis is below.

Chairman of the Pennsylvania state Democratic Party, Jim Burn, is considering stepping down. Governor Tom Wolf is considering Marcel Groen, who is currently the Montgomery County Democratic Chairman, as his successor.

Notably, there are only five months before the Nov. 3 general election. This year there are democrats running for seats on the state’s Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Commonwealth Court.

Also, the Democratic National Convention--in which a presidential candidate will be selected and the state party chairman will be given national attention--opens in Philly in 13 months.

Wolf sought support for Groen from Philadelphia’s Democratic Party chairman, U.S. Rep. Bob Brady.

As Montgomery County’s chairman for more than 20 years, Groen believes he has enough party support to win if Burn resigns.

Groen said, “If the governor would like me to serve in that capacity, I’d love to do it.”