Former PAYD Executive Director to Run for PA State House
Posted by Kevin Bondelli on January 15, 2008
Pittsburgh resident and longtime Democratic insider Paul McKrell announced today that he will seek to represent District 21 in the Pennsylvania State House. Earlier this month, first-term legislator Lisa Bennington announced she would not run for the seat again after being frustrated by Harrisburg politics.
“I made the decision to answer the call to public service in order to bring a fresh, dynamic voice to the legislature, and in order to continue pushing for needed reforms in our state government,” said the 32 year old McKrell.
“Pennsylvania is losing faith in the Harrisburg politicians. Our neighbors in District 21 do not want to settle for more of the same,” McKrell said in a statement released today.
Paul McKrell was formerly the Pennsylvania Executive Director of the Young Democrats of America and until recently was a campaign staffer for Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a BA in Public Service Administration.
The 21st district consists of parts of the City of Pittsburgh; Sharpsburg, Etna, and Millvale Boroughs; and portions of Ross, Reserve, and Shaler Townships.