PA Democrats Nominate Michael Schroeder for PA Senate Special Election


LEBANON, PA — The Pennsylvania Democratic Party has nominated Michael Schroeder for the special election in the 48th Senate District. That election will be held on January 14, 2020 in parts of Lebanon, Dauphin, and York counties.

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chair Nancy Patton Mills issued the following statement on the nomination:
“The people of Pennsylvania deserve a legislature that gets things done, and the people of Lebanon, Dauphin, and York counties deserve a state senator who actually works on their behalf! I believe Michael Schroeder will do just that, and I’m proud to have him as our Democratic candidate in this special election.”

Senator Vince Hughes, Chair of the PA Senate Democratic Campaign Committee, added:
“In 2020, PA Democrats will look beyond the White House to build power in Congress, state offices, and our legislature. That work will begin right away by electing Michael Schroeder to the Pennsylvania Senate!”

Candidate Biography
Michael Schroeder is Associate Professor of History at Lebanon Valley College and one of Lebanon County’s leading environmentalists. He is Executive Director of the Quittapahilla Creek Garbage Museum (winner of the 2017 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence); President of the Friends of Old Annville; President of the Quittapahilla Watershed Association; and Vice President of Lebanon Pipeline Awareness.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Michael worked his way through college as a roofer and carpenter, graduating summa cum laude in History and Economics from the University of Minnesota. He spent the next twenty-one years in Michigan teaching, studying, and raising his children, Sarah and Tim, before moving to Pennsylvania in 2008.

Married to Annville native Karen Feather, Michael currently calls South Annville Township home.

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party—in conjunction with the Democratic committees of Dauphin, Lebanon, and York counties—held a convention to recommend a state senatorial candidate for the 48th district to the Pennsylvania Democratic Executive Committee. The Executive Committee then voted to approve the recommendation and officially nominate Schroeder as the candidate.

To view the compete rules and procedures followed to nominate a candidate for the 48th Senate District vacancy, click here.