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Rep. Kevin Schreiber (D- York County) addresses crowd during Student Debt Day of Action at Penn State York on Thursday.

YORK, Pa. – State representative Kevin Schreiber name will not be on the Democratic ballot for re-election this fall. Schreiber, elected in 2013 to represent the 95th legislative district which covers York County, was named as the new President and CEO of the York County Economic Alliance at a news conference Thursday afternoon at the old York County Courthouse.

Schreiber, 36, will finish his current term and assume his new job at YCEA on December 1.  He succeeds Loren Kroh, who has served as President and CEO on an interim basis since February.

The mission of the York County Economic Alliance is to lead economic growth, connect local businesses to resources and each other and advocate for business and the community to create a prosperous York County.

Chad Baker, Chairperson of the Democratic Party of York County, released the following statement today on behalf of the party:

I wish to thank Representative Kevin Schreiber for his many years of service in the Pennsylvania State House. His leadership, work ethic and continued efforts to help not only the residents of his district, but all of York County are to be commended and are a model not soon to be replaced.

As a result of Representative Schreiber’s announcement, the Democratic Party of York County is now tasked with finding a new candidate to place on the November ballot. In the past, the party has taken a democratic approach to the selection process, by opening the candidate interview process up to the district in which the vacancy arises. This instance will be no different. The Democratic Party will abide by the following timeline for selecting a candidate:

  • Thursday, August 4 – Any registered Democrat who will have resided in the 95th PA Legislative District for one year prior to November 8, 2016 and who is at least 21 years old who is interested in running in November must submit a resume and letter of interest to the Democratic Party of York County no later than the close of business on Friday, August 12. Letters/resumes can be mailed to 135 South Duke Street, York, PA 17401 or can be emailed to cbaker@yorkdems.org. Letters and resumes received will be not distributed or reviewed until Saturday, August 13, 2016, at which time they will be distributed to members of the Democratic County Committee from the 95th district, as well as to all members of the Democratic Party of York County’s Executive Committe.
  •  Tuesday, August 16 – The Democratic Party of York County will hold a public question and answer session at Logos Academy at 250 W King St, York, PA 17401 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. This forum will serve as the interview for candidates seeking the nomination. Questions will be asked of each candidate. Those wishing to ask candidates questions must submit their questions in writing prior to the start of the forum. Questions will be collected at the registration table or by email at cbaker@yorkdems.org. Following the forum, the County Committee from the 95th and the Executive Committee will decide on the nominee.
  • Wednesday, August 17 – The Democratic Party of York County will announce the candidate to be placed on the ballot at a press conference. Time and location to be announced at a later date. It is with the utmost confidence of the Party that we will find a strong candidate to seek and win this seat in November.