Our Chair

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Chairman Marcel Groen has been involved with Democratic politics for over forty years, including twenty one years as Chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee. Under his leadership, Montgomery County, the third largest county in the Commonwealth went from being a complete Republican stronghold to a solid blue Democratic county. Marcel has served on the Democratic State Committee for 23 years and as a member of the Democratic National Committee since 2000. Marcel has served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, and a Super Delegate to the National Convention in 2008, 2012, 2016.

As a graduate of Temple University and Temple Law, Marcel is a partner at Fox Rothschild, LLP, one of the top 100 law firms in the United States.

Chariman Groen was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands to the late Rabbi Nardus and Sipora Groen. At nine years old, he arrived in East New York aboard a ship from the Netherlands. As the son of immigrant Holocaust survivors, Marcel stresses the importance of the fundamental principle that America is about giving opportunity to all people, no matter who they are or where they came from—it’s the core value that the Democratic Party was built on.