PA Democratic Chair Statement On March 17th Special Elections


PENNSYLVANIA – Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills issued the following statement following tonight’s special election results:

“We are so grateful to Howie Hayes, Phil Heasley and Rob Prah for stepping into the arena and fighting to make Pennsylvania a better place. Their campaigns all put up a strong effort and were tenacious through the curveballs these unprecedented times have thrown them. We salute them for their commitment to their communities and encourage them onwards as they take the fight to November.

It is beyond shameful that Mike Turzai insisted these elections take place and knowingly disenfranchised many voters who stayed home due to health and safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Turzai’s lack of leadership confused voters and made a difficult time for Pennsylvania even worse. Everyday Pennsylvanians should not and will not forget who is to blame for today’s distortion of the democratic process.”