HARRISBURG – After the recent resignation of Kathy Boockvar from her position as Secretary of the Commonwealth, which administers the state’s elections, Senator David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) penned a letter to Governor Wolf requesting that her replacement be a non-partisan professional. As the chair of the Senate State Government Committee, Argall will lead the review of any nominations for this vacant post the Governor puts forth.
Argall’s letter cited a recommendation from an Election Reformers Network report that stated, “the problem of secretary of state conflict of interest exists in the context of a country facing accelerating partisanship and rapid destruction of political norms, where armed confrontation over election-related concerns is an increasingly imaginable scenario. This context demands that we address risks and potential sources for flashpoints and conflicts.”
Contact: Jim Brugger