NORRISTOWN After 21 years as chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Party, Marcel Groen stepped down last week, and former vice chairman Joe Foster was elected to replace him.
Groen, a lawyer from Abington, was elected in September to chair the state Democratic Party but retained his county role through the November municipal election.
During his tenure, Montgomery County switched from a Republican stronghold to a Democratic lead in voter registration and fund-raising.
Come January, Democrats will hold every county row office with the exception of the one commissioner seat reserved for the minority party.
"Marcel will be a very difficult act to follow," said Foster, who lives in Bala Cynwyd and teaches American history at Temple University.