Re-Elect Mike Gerber - State Representative
Mike Gerber (D-Whitpain) has been elected Treasurer of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, providing a high-profile platform for a political rising star who is widely said to hold ambitions for higher office.
Gerber, who easily won reelection to a second term in Montgomery County's 148th Legislative District in November, announced the new position in an e-mail from his political action committee this morning, framing his election by the DLCC's board of directors as an opportunity for him to play a role in Democratic politics on a national level (full release after the jump).
Now the DLCC's third-ranking officer, Gerber is the only officer without a major leadership role in his or her state legislature.
What comes next for Gerber
is an open question, but some have speculated he
could pursue a seat in the state Senate in the coming years.
Conshohocken, PA- The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
(DLCC) Board of Directors unanimously elected Mike Gerber
( D-Montgomery County , PA ) to serve as Treasurer of the DLCC
at its December board meeting, making Gerber
the third highest ranking member of the national organization.
Gerber, 36, has been in the Pennsylvania House for just two terms and joined the DLCC's twenty-one member board two years ago.
Mike Gronstal, Iowa 's Senate Majority Leader, was re-elected as Chair of the DLCC and said this of Gerber: "Mike has been a welcomed addition to the board.
Gerber is the only officer of the DLCC that is not a caucus Leader, Speaker of the House or Senate President.
"Mike has delivered here in Pennsylvania , so I am not surprised he is being elevated at the national level," says Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.
Representative Keith McCall, Pennsylvania's presumed soon-to-be elected Speaker of the House, also credits Gerber with playing a major roll in Pennsylvania.
works incredibly hard both legislatively and politically.
Our leadership team knows we're probably not at 104 without Mike's
quiet but very effective work."
Pennsylvania's new House Majority Leader, Representative Todd Eachus (D-Luzerne County), who chaired the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee last cycle added, "Mike was my partner at HDCC and was our guy in the Southeast the last two cycles.
Eachus also credited Gerber
delivered big time in just his
The Pennsylvania Department of State's
records reflect Gerber's
campaign committee contributed more than $250,000 to the HDCC
during the 2007-08 cycle while the DLCC
contributed $500,000 to the HDCC
during the same period.
Congresswoman Allyson Y. Schwartz, D-PA, Gerber's Congresswoman, praised Gerber as well.
surprising win in 2004, Mike
has become a major force in getting Democrats elected in Pennsylvania
takes on his
role at the DLCC
at an exciting time with redistricting following the next election cycle and a run of successes at the DLCC
Treasurer: Representative Mike Gerber, Pennsylvania
Paid for and authorized by Friends of Mike Gerber, David A. Caplan, Treasurer