By Tony Romeo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Governor Wolf has nominated one venture capitalist from Montgomery County to replace another as state treasurer of Pennsylvania.READ MORE: 2 Police Officers Shot During Fourth Of July Festivities On Ben Franklin Parkway: Police
Timothy Reese, a Temple graduate who grew up in West Philadelphia, has been nominated to replace Rob McCord, who resigned as treasurer before pleading guilty to federal campaign donation violations. Reese was asked about concerns he might have regarding the circumstances under which he would lead the Treasury Department.READ MORE: South Jersey Man Recalls Moments After Shots Fired Injuring 2 Police Officers At Wawa Welcome America Fireworks Show In Philadelphia
“I don’t know about that,” he said. “I mean, I’m not Rob McCord, I’m Tim Reese.”
Reese does say he believes his nomination may bring clarity for treasury employees. “Who’s going to be the treasurer? Who’s the next treasurer? What are going to be our program goals? At least I think now by having me named that they began a pathway towards a little more certainty,” Reese said.MORE NEWS: With Hints Of Yellow In Sea Of Red, White And Blue, Montgomery County Town Honors Ukrainian Refugees
If confirmed by the state Senate, Reese would be the first African-American to serve as state treasurer.