HARRISBURG — During their Fall Meeting this weekend in Harrisburg, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania officially recognized the achievements of one of its biggest icons: former Republican National Committeewoman Elsie Hillman.
Hillman, an Allegheny County native, is a past Chair of the Republican Committee of Allegheny County. The outspoken civil rights advocate previously served on the Leadership Committee of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, and helped create and establish The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University. Her love of philanthropy was known throughout Western Pennsylvania and the country.
“Elsie Hillman played a critical role in the election of candidates at the presidential, national, Congressional, state and local levels,” the resolution, offered by Republican National Committeeman Bob Asher, reads in part, “Elsie Hillman was a trailblazer for women in politics in the Keystone State. Elected officials at all levels of government owe a deep gratitude to Elsie Hillman.”
“Elsie Hillman was an icon of Republican politics and the ‘Grand Duchess of the Pennsylvania Republican Party,’” Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason said. “Elsie Hillman’s hard work and dedication helped to grow and strengthen the Republican Party.”
“Republican women have a profound sense of gratitude for the wonderful efforts of Elsie Hillman,” Republican National Committeewoman Christine Toretti said. “Elsie Hillman’s tireless advocacy for a great presence of women in politics is an example we can all aspire to.”
The Republican Party of Pennsylvania’s Fall Meeting is taking place from September 18th through September 19th at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg.