Chester County GOP: Rick Loughery Unanimously Selected as New Chair

The Chester County Republican Committee unanimously selected Rick Loughery to be their new chair, succeeding Val DiGiorgio who still remains the Pennsylvania GOP Chair, according to the Daily Local News.

“I am extremely honored and humbled by the support of this committee,” Loughery said according to the Daily Local. “I first got involved with the county party 17 years ago, and I never imagined I would have the opportunity to lead this organization.”

Loughery has served as the Chester County recorder of deeds since 2012, making him the youngest elected county official in the state, and as the chairman of the Pennsylvania Young Republicans, serving as their Chief Executive Officer and spokesman since 2017.

Loughery steps into the position with the Democrats gaining some momentum in the county. In 2016, Sec. Clinton won bested Trump in Chester County. In 2017, Democrats captured the controller, coroner, clerk of courts and treasurer for the first time, the Daily Local News reports. This past November, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Chester) won her Congressional bid to represent the newly drawn 6th District.

Despite the recent gains from the opposing party, Loughery believes their message will offer the best path forward for their county.  

“We have a diverse and talented committee, army of volunteers, and vast network of donors,” Loughery said according to the Daily Local. “I am confident that our message and candidates will offer the best path forward for Chester County residents and families… Years of dedicated Republican leadership has established Chester County as one of the most desirable communities to live in nationally.”

6 Responses

  1. Chester County Republicans are pathetic. They are a case study in losing politics. They have thru mediocrity and incompetence turned a solid Republican county-
    Democratic for years to come with left wing radicals like Houlihan having token opposition. They are symbolized by political stooges like Ryan Costello. I think most Republicans should switch parties and see if we can get more moderate Democrats as candidates- and not the left wing extremists.
    Chester County Republicans like their counterparts in Bucks and Montgomery Counties stink up local politics.
    Don’t blame Trump-

  2. Kudos to Chester County GOP Committee people for electing someone with proven party building ability and the skills to move the party FORWARD!

  3. I guess they picked him because he’s able to be controlled. The SE is all about controlling their people and telling them what to do. DiGiorgio was that way for years and people are so blinded that they actually believe he is doing a good job. Look at the results people! What you have been doing is not working. Stop the back door deals and playing favorites and the party might actually have a chance to succeed. The rest of the state is aware of your games.

  4. We have a diverse group of old white people as shown in these photos I shared. Oh look, we even have one woman at the table! Like I said, so much diversity!

    1. Good point. Those of us 50 plus can recall suburban Philly as real solid supporters of Republicans. Now with the nomination of Trump and “mini Trumps” the Republicans have driven this area of the Commonwealth into the Democratic camp and it looks to be that way for quite awhile.

  5. I note he never mentioned Trump, an anchor around the neck of every local GOP, whether they even know it or not.

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