Southern Chester County Weeklies, Dec 5, 2018
POCOPSON —Mike McGann announced Tuesday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the Chester County Row Office of Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans Court in 2019.
McGann, who has owned and operated The Times of Chester County for the last eight years, has a lengthy record of community involvement, serving on various municipal and community boards — most focused on helping the county’s youth — has not been actively involved in politics since 2009, but has been an extremely close observer in recent years.
“There’s a lot of value of having had that ‘arms-length” view,” he said. “You learn pretty quickly that neither party has a monopoly on good ideas — and most folks in government, despite popular opinion, are there to try to do good for the greater community. I think I can bring that experience to county government and search for solutions, rather than get caught up in partisan battles.”
McGann said he had been content to focus on his other business ventures, including real estate holdings management and consulting work, as he transitioned The Times away from its original content model to strictly community submissions — but that he had been nudged by folks in the community and some friends to step forward and and consider taking a more public role….
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