Next Friday, the state Republican Party will pick its candidate for the state Senate seat being vacated by new UPMC hire Sean Logan. Here's the news release:
HARRISBURG–Today, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania (PA GOP) announced that a 45th State Senatorial District Conferee Meeting will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 9:00 am at the Holiday Inn Monroeville, 2750 Mosside Boulevard, Monroeville, PA 15146, to nominate a candidate to fill the Republican Party’s position on the ballot for the upcoming November 2, 2010 election.
Due to the fact that this Senatorial District is made up of more than one county, PA GOP Bylaws dictate that the State Party preside over the conferee meeting. Each of the counties that comprise the 45th Senatorial District, which includes parts of Allegheny and Westmoreland counties, will be represented by their respective number of allotted conferees based on the electoral results of the 2008 presidential election. Conferees are registered Republican electors that reside in the 45th Senatorial District. County Party Bylaws dictated the counties’ conferee selection processes.
There are 50 total conferees who will be participating in the meeting. Each county is allotted the following number of conferees:
Allegheny County – 39
Westmoreland County – 11
Any registered Republican, 25 years or older, and who resides in the 45th Senatorial District may seek the Party’s nomination. They are asked to notify the State Chairman in writing so that we can ensure that every interested candidate is included in the process. Interested candidates must send a letter of intent no later than Wednesday, September 8th, 2010. The letter of intent should include the candidate’s name and address and be mailed to:
Republican Party of Pennsylvania
Attn: Mike Downing
112 State Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101