The state’s Party members will vote for their next chair on Feb. 4, and DiGiorgio has legions of support backing his campaign.
A banking and finance attorney and partner at Stradley Ronon, DiGiorgio lives in Exton with his wife and five children.
United States Senator Pat Toomey endorsed DiGiorgio, saying “(Val) believes immensely in the power of grassroots politics, and listens constantly to his local committee people about ways to make the Party stronger.
“Val has been a prodigious fundraiser, making sure our candidates have the resources needed to win elections in one of Pennsylvania’s most expensive media markets.”
Bob Asher, the National Committeeman of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, said: “Through hard work, Val rose up the ranks starting as a local committeeman and now serves as one of the most effective grassroots county chairman (sic) in the state. I’ve seen his leadership firsthand, and I can think of no one better to take helm of our party.”
In a joint letter endorsing DiGiorgio, Matt Brouillette, the President and CEO of the Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs, and Lowman Henry, a state Republican Committee member, called him a coalition-builder.
“Whether it’s for candidates or incumbent officials, Val is often called-upon to help candidates build winning-coalitions and by party-leaders to help move the conservative agenda forward,” wrote Brouillette and Henry. “Having been active at the grassroots for decades, having served in countless roles, and having been a spokesperson, he knows how to build a message and build a team to win — elections and the battle of ideas.
“As advocates for conservative policies for decades, we have had the opportunity to work with Val, and to follow his career for years. We know that he will be a tireless, effective builder and advocate for the GOP — its candidates and its platform.”
Robert Brobson, Chairman of the Cooperative Cross Caucus Coalition, said, “only one candidate remains who will bring forth these needed changes and return the counties and their chairmen to a position of relevance and leadership. Only one who will be an unfettered agent of reform by respecting and seeking input from the counties. Only one candidate proclaims ‘the state party is here to serve the counties, not the counties serving the few.’
“That candidate is Chairman Val DiGiorgio.”
State Senator John Rafferty spoke of the vital role DiGiorgio played in his campaign for Attorney General.
“Val organized the leadership team and instituted regular teleconferences and meetings to ensure the campaign was running on all cylinders,” Rafferty said. “He continually identified critical opportunities for the campaign to engage our opponent, and he raised $75,000 to help get my message to the voters.
“In fact, Val raised more money for my campaign than our state party chairman. That’s right, a county chairman raised more money for my campaign than our state party chairman.”
Republican State Committee members and elected officials in Dauphin County said they “believe that Val will bring the vision, dedication, resources, and talent to overcome a statewide voter registration deficit and start delivering more consistent victories. He will help lead us in recruiting great candidates, utilizing modern technology and growing our grassroot efforts.”
The GOP county chairs from the Central Caucus – which includes Columbia, Centre, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, and Lancaster counties – appreciate DiGiorgio’s strategy for leading the Party.
“He does not believe in a ‘top down’ style as chairman,” they wrote. “He believes that a party is strongest when everyone is working together and that we cannot truly grow without communication and coordination.
“We’ve all been there when the State Party calls with a request – and as good County Chairs, we do our best to follow orders. However, just imagine how refreshing it will be when the rolls (sic) are reversed and we can call the State Party for help and truly receive some assistance!”
Joe Scarnati and Jake Corman – the President Pro Tempore and Majority Leader of the Pennsylvania Senate, respectively – have also been impressed with DiGiorgio’s leadership, saying that “Val has walked the walk.”
“Val is a tireless advocate for our Republican candidates, a tremendous fundraiser for their campaigns, and an extremely skillful grassroots organizer whose efforts have made a real difference in key races,” they wrote in a letter endorsing DiGiorgio’s candidacy. “We believe these talents and his other outstanding work as a county chairman clearly demonstrate that he will be a great steward for our state party.”
From the Pennsylvania House, Speaker Mike Turzai and Majority Leader Dave Reed proclaimed, “we need (Val) as our next chairman. We are speaking from experience.”
“Under Val’s leadership, Chester County continues to send the largest Republican delegation to the State House,” Turzai and Reed wrote. “He does this even though one of the districts in Chester County is nearly 70 percent Democrat-performing.”
DiGiorgio has immense support throughout the state from Republican leaders at every level. He has a clear vision for the future direction of the Party, which focuses on: unity, registering voters, consistent messaging, electing statewide row officers and judges, and grassroots politics.
He has served in numerous capacities – as a Young Republican, committeeman, volunteer, elected official, and Chairman. Under DiGiorgio, the Republican Committee of Chester County has continued its longstanding tradition of electing good, qualified Republicans to office, and with him at the helm of the Pennsylvania GOP, that tradition is sure to continue statewide.