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.
I was unanimously elected @ChesCoGOP Chairman. I fell in love with this county party 17yrs ago & I’m dedicated to our party’s future. I’m grateful to the committee & excited to support our candidates. Thank you for the support now and over these many years #LeadRight #YRsWin pic.twitter.com/G2jfKwQCMi
— Rick Loughery (@Rick_Loughery) January 9, 2019
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.”