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CCDC’s Annual Golf Outing: Tue. June 19

Chester County Democrats: Let’s Tee Off – Tuesday, June 19th, for our Annual Golf Outing at Ron Jaworski’s Downingtown County Club- with dinner-only option. “The Chester County Political Networking Event of the Year”!

Located in Central Chester County, the course layout reflects many of the great features of classic Philadelphia golf courses. Downingtown Country Club is a picturesque 18-hole, George Fazio designed golf course graced with subtle greens, dramatically shaped bunkers, and open gently rolling fairways. This course is a straightforward, fair test of golf, sure to please all levels of player. Team Prizes – Hole Contests – Door Prizes.

What: Chester County Democrats Annual Golf Outing 4-Person Scramble
When: Tuesday, June 19th
Where: Downingtown Country Club, 93 Country Club Drive, Downingtown, PA 19335

Golfers Register here. Price includes: Green Fees, Cart, Locker Room, BBQ Lunch, Beer on the Course, Open Bar, Dinner Buffet

Individual Golfers – $180
Foursomes – $700
DINNER ONLY OPTION – $75.00 for committeepersons, $100.00 for public, includes open bar and dinner
For sponsor opportunities, please call the office at 610-692-5811 or email info@chescodems.org

11:30 am Registration Begins
12:00 pm BBQ Lunch
1:00 pm Shotgun Start
5:30 pm Cocktails / Open Bar
6:30 Gourmet Buffet Dinner

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Message from outgoing CCDC chair Brian McGinnis


First, I want to thank you for all the hard work that you have done over the past four years. That effort has translated into the success that we, as an organization, enjoy today. It was truly an honor to serve as Chairman of the Chester County Democratic Committee. We did a lot of great things together over these past four years. Here are some of the highlights:

Over 200 Democrats elected to local offices in 4 years
Elected first ever Democrats to countywide row officers in 2017
Transformed Chester County into 1 of 15 counties nationwide to flip from Mitt Romney to Hillary Clinton in 2016
Broke fundraising records in 2 consecutive years in 2016 and 2017
Purchased the Democratic Party’s permanent office building in the heart of West Chester
Showcased Chester County to State and National leaders
Helped elect Carolyn Comitta to the State House
Supported and promoted Kathi Cozzone for Lt. Governor, the first Chester County Democrat to run statewide
Elected 3 Democrats to the PA Supreme Court which paved the way for the landmark 2018 gerrymandering decision
Elected the first Muslim to office in Chester County history in Khadijah Al Amin to Coatesville City Council

We are flush with funds and with human capital as well. We have over 80% capacity of our committee slots full and we are continuing to see growth within our committee. We have the most diverse slate of state legislature candidates that this party has ever seen. We must elect them because we must fully fund education, promote women’s access to healthcare, ensure workers rights, and protect our environment. The Democratic Party is the only party taking a stand on these issues. We will also play a key role in re-electing Senator Casey and Governor Tom Wolf. It’s time to make history again by electing Chrissy Houlahan to Congress!

Now is the time to support our new Chairman, Dick Bingham. We must ensure that he has all the resources that he needs in order to keep the momentum going. I will do everything I can to assist him with a smooth transition. I will be accompanying him to Harrisburg this Friday to introduce him to leaders across the state. My friends are now his friends. I will continue to my obligation to make sure our June 19th golf outing is a successful event.

My allegiance will always be to the Democratic Party but my support for Chairman Bingham, Vice Chair Marsha Peltz, Treasurer MaryAnn Piccioni, and Secretary Nick Allen is unwavering. The Chester County Democratic Committee is in good hands with this team. Let us all come together for one common cause and one common goal. It’s off to November 6th and let’s win there!

God Bless!

Brian J. McGinnis
Chairman, Chester County Democratic Committee, 2014-2018


(See also: Michael P. Rellahan, “Chester County Democrats, Republicans elect leaders,” Pottstown Mercury, 6/16/18.)

West Chester, PA (June 13, 2018) – An election was held tonight in Chester County with 146 days to go until the all-important November midterms. Dick Bingham of East Marlborough was elected Chair of the Chester County Democratic Committee (CCDC) with the goal of turning the county “blue” on November 6 and beyond, despite a 15,000 Republican voter registration edge.

More than 340 newly elected Chester County Committee Persons gathered at West Chester Stetson Middle School for the quadrennial Reorganization Meeting. Their task was to elect the next Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer along with the Audit Committee and Property Management Committee.

After a formal nomination process, speeches and voting, the winners are:

Chair – Dick Bingham of East Marlborough

Vice Chair – Marsha Peltz of Malvern

Secretary – Nick Allen of West Chester

Treasurer – MaryAnn Piccioni of Paoli

Audit Committee – Marianne Johnson of West Chester, Mary McCracken of Wayne, Maria McCabe of Glenmoore

Property Management Committee – Jim Salvas of West Chester, Jim Bannan of Exton, Alan Yockey of Paoli, Linda Scott of West Chester

“I am proud to hand over my gavel to Dick,” said outgoing Chair Brian McGinnis who served with Bingham on the Executive Board. “It’s now off to November 6. Let’s win this!”

The Democrats are poised for another historic win after 2017’s sweep of the four County Row Offices. Chrissy Houlahan, running for the 6th Congressional District seat, leads a long list of midterm election candidates, a majority of them women!

Bingham laid out his vision in his nominating speech. “Our goal is to help every one of our 228 precincts become a voter turnout powerhouse. Electing Democrats in Chester County will be the norm, never again the exception.”

The Chester County Democratic Committee believes in Freedom, Fairness and Opportunity for all Americans regardless of what they believe, who they are, or where they came from. Find them online at chescodems.org.

CONTACT: Bill Phifer, CCDC Communications Committee, PressRelations@chescodems.org