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Former LG hopeful Bartos tapped as Pa. GOP’s new fundraising guru

By: - August 14, 2019 11:17 am

Jeff Bartos (Courtesy of Facebook page)

Jeff Bartos, the GOP’s candidate for lieutenant governor in 2018, is taking up a position in party leadership.

In a press release Thursday, the state party announced Bartos, a Montgomery County real estate developer and long standing GOP committeeman, as the new chair of the party’s finance committee.

“Jeff has been a very successful fundraiser for conservative candidates and causes across Pennsylvania and throughout the nation,” state Republican Chairman Lawrence Tabas said in a statement. “He will play a key role in strengthening the party and our efforts.”

Tabas, a longtime Republican election lawyer from Philadelphia, was selected by state party members in July to replace former chair Val DiGiorgio. 

DiGiorigio resigned in June after the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that he texted a GOP candidate for office sexually charged messages.

Bartos replaces Jim Shultz, a former White House counsel under President Donald Trump and current Cozen O’Connor lawyer, as chair of the finance committee.

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Stephen Caruso
Stephen Caruso

Stephen Caruso is a former senior reporter with Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Before working with the Capital-Star he covered Pennsylvania state government for The PLS Reporter.