Dems elect groen as state chairman
The Pennsylvania Democratic state committee elected Marcel Groen as its chairman in mid- september 2015, replacing Jim Burn, who fulfilled a promise to step down in the interest of party unity. “I see this as the best solution ... to get the focus back on the candidates and the Democrats,” rather than on internal disputes, Burn said.
Burn, first elected chairman in 2010, had refused to step aside in 2014 after Tom Wolf won a four- way Democratic gubernatorial primary with 58 percent of the vote and tried to replace him with Katie Mcginty, who finished last in the primary.
The state committee granted Burn a second term, and Wolf formed his own political committee, the campaign for a Fresh start, and put Mcginty in charge.