HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the passing of former State Party Chair Martha Bell Schoeninger, the first woman to be elected as Chair of either major Party in Pennsylvania.
“Martha Bell Schoeninger was a trailblazer in Pennsylvania politics,” Gleason said. “Starting as a precinct captain, Martha’s dedication to the Republican Party culminated with her election as Chair of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. Martha was an inspiration to everyone who knew her, and we are grateful for her efforts to grow our Party in the Keystone State.
“On behalf of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, I offer my deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Chair Martha Bell Schoeninger during this difficult time.”