Senator Dinniman Announces Retirement

WEST CHESTER, PA — State Senator Andy Dinniman on Friday released the following statement:

“For nearly 30 years, as your Chester County Commissioner and State Senator, I have had the privilege of building a close relationship with the people of Chester County. Now, I have a responsibility to explain why I will not be seeking reelection.

“This was a very tough decision, especially knowing just how many of you have faithfully and tirelessly supported my work over the years. However, as I sit at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center with my wife, Margo, who is now recovering from surgery, we both came to the sudden realization this was not the time to run again.

“Anyone who seeks public office understands that it’s a family decision. Despite enduring a series of health challenges in recent years, Margo has always supported me. Over 51 years of marriage, she always said “yes” when I wanted to run.

“Even after a three-month stay at the hospital and Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation, she remained my biggest cheerleader, my most astute advisor, my rock.

“I remember times during her long hospitalization that I would go to Harrisburg, come home to walk and feed the dog, and then head back to the hospital to spend the night at her bedside.

“Margo and I have faced some long days and tough battles together, but that is what a real, loving relationship is about — and it only gets better with time.

“Even after all of this, Margo again, out of steadfast love and devotion, agreed to support my plans to run in this year’s election.

“But now it is my turn to be there for her and lovingly support her as we focus on her recovery from a procedure that will allow her to again walk freely and live without constant pain for the first time in years.

“Again, as I write this, sitting beside my wife and family, I cannot help but be overwhelmed by feelings of both gratitude and hope.

“I cannot help but reflect on my own career and marriage and the idea that “love is love.” I have been blessed to not only serve as your representative, but even more so, to share my life and all it’s ups and downs with a strong, supportive, and committed partner who I love. It just doesn’t get any better than that.

“In closing, please know that I will continue to work hard for you until the very last day of my term. And Margo thanks all of you for the cards and well wishes.”

Source: Andrew E. Dinniman (D), Pennsylvania State Senate, Senate District 19

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Senator Dinniman, while so you are so busy trying to boost enrollment; PLEASE tell us what your solution is to boosting SAFETY, and SECURITY to prevent the ridiculously high rate of CRIME, RAPE, VIOLENCE and SEXUAL ASSAULT at this very small Public HBCU? Please let’s start with THAT! My son was physically assaulted in his dorm by about 15 hoodlums in January 2020! Subsequently, he decided not to continue his education at Lincoln because, not only was he physically assaulted; he was also intimidated and threatened by other students because he reported the incident to campus security! Have you even… Read more »