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