Adam Swope remembered by friends, colleagues

Daily Local News, 11/13/17

The following tribute was written by Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone and local Democratic activist Daniel Wofford of Charlestown.

Adam Harrison Swope of Malvern, a tireless campaign activist and strategist in state, county, and local politics, died on Saturday afternoon in an automobile accident. He was 38 years old.

The beloved son of Bob and Kathy Swope, life-long teachers in the Reading School District, Swope graduated in 1997 from Reading Senior High School, where he had early on shown an interest in politics.

Adam graduated from the West Chester University Honors Program in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. While attending WCU, he held various offices in student government, as well as chairing the Young Democrats organization and serving as president of the Sigma Pi Fraternity. His senior year, he also received the West Chester University Outstanding Leader Award. As a political science major, he worked on numerous political campaigns in Chester County, first as a volunteer and then as a paid staffer with increasing responsibilities.

Most recently he was employed as an administrative analyst for the county, as well as serving as a campaign chairman for Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. Previously, he held senior roles in Joe Hoeffel’s 2004 U.S. Senate campaign, and on both Dan Wofford’s 2002 and Lois Murphy’s 2006 campaigns for the 6th Congressional District….

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