New CCDC officers were elected at the Reorganization Convention on June 15, 2018.
Before becoming CCDC Chair, Dick served on CCDC’s five-member Executive Board, where he witnessed the blistering 2016 defeats and the historic 2017 Chester County Row Office wins. His philosophy is a simple one: to spearhead communications that motivate, voters who vote, and candidates who win. To succeed in the 2018 midterm elections and beyond, he envisions the County Committee as “fundamentally a bottom-up organization where our zones and our committeepersons are our most important resource.” In addition to being Chair, he serves as committeeperson in East Marlborough, having led the very active Kennett Area Dems as its Zone Leader. His motto as Chair of the ever-growing County Dems is “not to do everything; but make sure everything gets done.” A retired DuPont chemist, Dick holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry.
Marsha’s love for politics began in college, where she majored in political science and campaigned during the NH and MD Presidential primaries. She moved to Chester County in 1990 and settled in Berwyn, then East Whiteland, where she joined Zone 13 Dems. At the time it was just a handful of volunteers. Today it is one of the most active in the county with all of its candidates winning this past November! Marsha served as Zone Leader while sitting on both the CCDC’s Strategic Planning Committee and CCDC’s Communications Committee. Communications is her specialty. Marsha’s “day job” involves writing for a national PR agency specializing in toys. She began her career as an entertainment publicist – as PR Director for an Atlantic City casino, the press agent for the Valley Forge Music Fair, and as a TV producer at 6abc.
MaryAnn serves as a Democratic Committeeperson in Easttown Township and is the former Committee Chair/Zone Leader as well as a past member of the CCDC Audit and Strategic Planning Committees. She was honored as Paoli’s Noteworthy Citizen at the Easttown Township Tricentennial celebration for her volunteer work with neighborhood youth. As the Development Director of the Easttown Library and Information Center, she managed the $4 million Capital Building Campaign that modernized the facility. Because of her extensive volunteer work for Organizing for Action, the issues organization created to support President Obama’s legislative agenda, MaryAnn was invited to attend the President’s remarks for the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act at the White House East Room and to attend his farewell address in Chicago.
Nick serves as a Committeeperson in West Chester. He is a 2016 graduate of West Chester University and teaches 7th grade math in the Coatesville Area School District. He looks forward to bringing fresh perspective and young energy to the Chester County Democratic Committee.
Chair of the CCDC Zone Leader Caucus
In retirement, Wayne discovered his fourth career with CCDC. Having moved to Chester County from North Carolina in 2012, he quickly worked his way from committee person in Kennett Square to Zone Leader of the Kennett Area Democrats (Zone 8), and was elected to the Kennett Square Borough Council along the way.
His prior careers included Executive Director of a historic landmark performing arts center in Newark, NJ, proprietor of a bed & breakfast in Wayne County, PA, and doctor of clinical psychology in acute inpatient hospital units in western North Carolina.’
CCDC District Leaders
One for each of the PA House of Representatives districts is appointed after each 4-year reorganization, most recently held in June 2018.
District 13: Richard Ruggieri
District 155: Alexa Manning
District 156: Nancy Lorback
District 158: John Hellmann III
District 160: Whitney Hoffman
District 167: Fred Kirschbaum
Pennsylvania constitution, Article I § 28 (added 1971):
~ "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania because of the sex of the individual."
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