Rachele Fortier, State Director

Rachele Fortier is an experienced Pennsylvania political strategist. Prior to leading Family Friendly Pennsylvania, she most recently managed Eugene DePasquale’s 2020 campaign for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district. Before joining the DePasquale campaign, Fortier managed Philadelphia City Councilmember At-Large Helen Gym’s re-election campaign which had the biggest At-Large victory in Philadelphia in over 30 years, nearly doubling the vote total of Gym’s closest competitor in a twenty-eight-way primary race. She worked in opposition research at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from 2012 to 2016 and was the Research Director on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s 2018 re-election campaign. Fortier earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish from McDaniel College and is originally from Central New Jersey. In her free time she likes to tend to her growing houseplant collection, go to concerts, and improve her DIY skills.