The Montgomery County Democratic Committee announced today that Mary Jo Daley of Narberth has been tapped to run as a Democratic candidate in the 148th State House seat left vacant due to the withdrawal of Mike Gerber.
Daley’s candidacy received unanimous endorsement Thursday night at a meeting of the party’s Executive Committee. The panel is comprised of county and local leaders, plus area representatives and elected officials.
Daley's nomination now needs to be formally approved by the State Executive Committee, which Chairman Marcel Groen said, "is likely to happen this weekend."
"We are thrilled to have Mary Jo as the candidate to represent the 148th District," said Groen. "In a year when Democratic principles and values have been under attack, Mary Jo will work hard to fight drastic education cuts and stop the war on women."
Daley has a long history of public service, including twenty years on Narberth Borough Council, ten as president. She also has been active in civic organizations.
She earned a master’s degree in government administration from the Fels Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
Daley works as a financial officer at Penn, and is responsible for balancing an $18 million annual budget that supports important biomedical research.
"I look forward to meeting voters throughout the 148th District, and listening to their concerns," Daley said. "I want to be an effective voice in Harrisburg and work across the aisle to best represent the issues that my neighbors deal with on an everyday basis."