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STATE COMMITTEE

The PA Democratic State Committee members are elected when Pennsylvania elects a Governor. The State Committee convenes three times each year in Harrisburg to endorse candidates for state-wide office, adopt party platform positions on issues affecting Pennsylvania, approve the state party budget, and conduct other Democratic Party business.

The following individuals represent the Chester County Democratic Committee on the PA Democratic State Committee.

State Committee

Donna Beth Shipman

Donna Beth Shipman

Democratic State Committee

I have lived in the Mt Pleasant Community, which is one of the oldest African American Communities within Tredyffrin Township, for over 20 years. I am an advocate with experience fighting for and supporting minorities. I believe there is always a common thread that can bring people together to address and possibly resolve our differences.

Donna Beth Shipman

Donna Beth Shipman

Democratic State Committee

I have lived in the Mt Pleasant Community, which is one of the oldest African American Communities within Tredyffrin Township, for over 20 years. I am an advocate with experience fighting for and supporting minorities. I believe there is always a common thread that can bring people together to address and possibly resolve our differences.

Michele Burger

Michele Burger

Democratic State Committee

As a 2 term School Board Director, my knowledge can play a vital role in raising awareness across the State to protect local communities from being taken over by radical Republican agendas.

Michele Burger

Michele Burger

Democratic State Committee

As a 2 term School Board Director, my knowledge can play a vital role in raising awareness across the State to protect local communities from being taken over by radical Republican agendas.

Abdul Mughees Chaudhri

Abdul Mughees Chaudhri

Democratic State Committee

I am a passionate community leader and advocate, an experienced sales executive with Engineering, MBA and MSIS degrees, and I believe diversity is our strength. In this role I will use my experience to promote equity, justice, and equality and help support the candidates that share those values.

Abdul Mughees Chaudhri

Abdul Mughees Chaudhri

Democratic State Committee

I am a passionate community leader and advocate, an experienced sales executive with Engineering, MBA and MSIS degrees, and I believe diversity is our strength. In this role I will use my experience to promote equity, justice, and equality and help support the candidates that share those values.

Brian J. McGinnis

Brian J. McGinnis

Democratic State Committee

Brian previously served as Chairman of the Chester County Democratic Committee and as a member of the PA Democratic Party State Committee. Brian is Co-Founder and Political Director of Future Leaders Fund PA and currently serves as a Committeeperson with West Chester Borough Democrats.

Brian J. McGinnis

Brian J. McGinnis

Democratic State Committee

Brian previously served as Chairman of the Chester County Democratic Committee and as a member of the PA Democratic Party State Committee. Brian is Co-Founder and Political Director of Future Leaders Fund PA and currently serves as a Committeeperson with West Chester Borough Democrats.

Richard Eagles

Richard Eagles

Democratic State Committee

As a state committee member I plan to represent Chester County and advocate for progressive causes for all Pennsylvanians. This includes advocating for the environment, for inclusive social justice for marginalized communities, and most importantly, working to ensure a safe and vibrant future for all of our children in an active democracy.

Richard Eagles

Richard Eagles

Democratic State Committee

As a state committee member I plan to represent Chester County and advocate for progressive causes for all Pennsylvanians. This includes advocating for the environment, for inclusive social justice for marginalized communities, and most importantly, working to ensure a safe and vibrant future for all of our children in an active democracy.

Christopher Kowerdovich

Christopher Kowerdovich

State Committee

Christopher Kowerdovich was a medic in the Pennsylvania National Guard. After tour in Iraq, he earned an Organizational Leadership degree at Penn State University. His involvement in the Democratic Party began by knocking doors for President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012. Since then, he has worked on a variety of campaigns, managed social media accounts and taken on various functions with the Chester County Young ...Read More

Christopher Kowerdovich

Christopher Kowerdovich

State Committee

Christopher Kowerdovich was a medic in the Pennsylvania National Guard. After tour in Iraq, he earned an Organizational Leadership degree at Penn State University. His involvement in the Democratic Party began by knocking doors for President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012. Since then, he has worked on a variety of campaigns, managed social media accounts and taken on various functions with the Chester County Young Democrats and Young Democrats of America.

 

Diane O’Dwyer

Diane O’Dwyer

State Committee

Diane O’Dwyer has served since 2004 as an active Democratic volunteer and a committee person in Uwchlan.  She was the Central Chesco Dems zone leader 2010-18 and has also been among the leaders of several Chesco campaigns. After many years of employment in private industry, in 2019 she became Administrative Analyst for County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone and is presently the County’s First Deputy Recorder of Deeds.

Diane O’Dwyer

Diane O’Dwyer

State Committee

Diane O’Dwyer has served since 2004 as an active Democratic volunteer and a committee person in Uwchlan.  She was the Central Chesco Dems zone leader 2010-18 and has also been among the leaders of several Chesco campaigns. After many years of employment in private industry, in 2019 she became Administrative Analyst for County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone and is presently the County’s First Deputy Recorder of Deeds.

Alex Teplyakov

Alex Teplyakov

Democratic State Committee

Alex Teplyakov is the Secretary of the Chester County Democratic Committee and works as Chief of Staff to State Representative Joe Ciresi. He is also a public transportation advocate and has worked on Democratic campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels. Alex lives in Phoenixville.

Alex Teplyakov

Alex Teplyakov

Democratic State Committee

Alex Teplyakov is the Secretary of the Chester County Democratic Committee and works as Chief of Staff to State Representative Joe Ciresi. He is also a public transportation advocate and has worked on Democratic campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels. Alex lives in Phoenixville.

Sophia Garcia-Jackson

Sophia Garcia-Jackson

Democratic State Committee

My name is Sophia Garcia-Jackson.  As Coroner, I have a passion for serving our community and would love to do more. I’m a lifelong Democrat and of Mexican heritage. I’m serving on state committee to ensure we elect more young women, minorities, and progressives like me, as our future leaders.

Sophia Garcia-Jackson

Sophia Garcia-Jackson

Democratic State Committee

My name is Sophia Garcia-Jackson.  As Coroner, I have a passion for serving our community and would love to do more. I’m a lifelong Democrat and of Mexican heritage. I’m serving on state committee to ensure we elect more young women, minorities, and progressives like me, as our future leaders.

Kristin A. Gerling

Kristin A. Gerling

Democratic State Committee

Kristin Gerling is serving on state committee to represent CC and establish messaging for ballot initiatives, e.g. constitutional amendments. She is the treasurer of the WC Dems and several campaign committees. Endorsements: Dianne Herrin (PA State Rep 156th), Fredda Maddox (CC Sheriff), and Lillian DeBaptiste (Mayor of West Chester).

Kristin A. Gerling

Kristin A. Gerling

Democratic State Committee

Kristin Gerling is serving on state committee to represent CC and establish messaging for ballot initiatives, e.g. constitutional amendments. She is the treasurer of the WC Dems and several campaign committees. Endorsements: Dianne Herrin (PA State Rep 156th), Fredda Maddox (CC Sheriff), and Lillian DeBaptiste (Mayor of West Chester).

Donna Beth Shipman

Democratic State Committee

Donna Beth Shipman

Donna Beth Shipman

Democratic State Committee

I have lived in the Mt Pleasant Community, which is one of the oldest African American Communities within Tredyffrin Township, for over 20 years. I am an advocate with experience fighting for and supporting minorities. I believe there is always a common thread that can bring people together to address and possibly resolve our differences.

Michele Burger

Democratic State Committee

Michele Burger

Michele Burger

Democratic State Committee

As a 2 term School Board Director, my knowledge can play a vital role in raising awareness across the State to protect local communities from being taken over by radical Republican agendas.

Abdul Mughees Chaudhri

Democratic State Committee

Abdul Mughees Chaudhri

Abdul Mughees Chaudhri

Democratic State Committee

I am a passionate community leader and advocate, an experienced sales executive with Engineering, MBA and MSIS degrees, and I believe diversity is our strength. In this role I will use my experience to promote equity, justice, and equality and help support the candidates that share those values.

Brian J. McGinnis

Democratic State Committee

Brian J. McGinnis

Brian J. McGinnis

Democratic State Committee

Brian previously served as Chairman of the Chester County Democratic Committee and as a member of the PA Democratic Party State Committee. Brian is Co-Founder and Political Director of Future Leaders Fund PA and currently serves as a Committeeperson with West Chester Borough Democrats.

Richard Eagles

Democratic State Committee

Richard Eagles

Richard Eagles

Democratic State Committee

As a state committee member I plan to represent Chester County and advocate for progressive causes for all Pennsylvanians. This includes advocating for the environment, for inclusive social justice for marginalized communities, and most importantly, working to ensure a safe and vibrant future for all of our children in an active democracy.

Christopher Kowerdovich

State Committee

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Christopher Kowerdovich

Christopher Kowerdovich

State Committee

Christopher Kowerdovich was a medic in the Pennsylvania National Guard. After tour in Iraq, he earned an Organizational Leadership degree at Penn State University. His involvement in the Democratic Party began by knocking doors for President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012. Since then, he has worked on a variety of campaigns, managed social media accounts and taken on various functions with the Chester County Young Democrats and Young Democrats of America.

 

Diane O’Dwyer

State Committee

484-716-5258
Diane O’Dwyer

Diane O’Dwyer

State Committee

Diane O’Dwyer has served since 2004 as an active Democratic volunteer and a committee person in Uwchlan.  She was the Central Chesco Dems zone leader 2010-18 and has also been among the leaders of several Chesco campaigns. After many years of employment in private industry, in 2019 she became Administrative Analyst for County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone and is presently the County’s First Deputy Recorder of Deeds.

Alex Teplyakov

Democratic State Committee

Alex Teplyakov

Alex Teplyakov

Democratic State Committee

Alex Teplyakov is the Secretary of the Chester County Democratic Committee and works as Chief of Staff to State Representative Joe Ciresi. He is also a public transportation advocate and has worked on Democratic campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels. Alex lives in Phoenixville.

Sophia Garcia-Jackson

Democratic State Committee

Sophia Garcia-Jackson

Sophia Garcia-Jackson

Democratic State Committee

My name is Sophia Garcia-Jackson.  As Coroner, I have a passion for serving our community and would love to do more. I’m a lifelong Democrat and of Mexican heritage. I’m serving on state committee to ensure we elect more young women, minorities, and progressives like me, as our future leaders.

Kristin A. Gerling

Democratic State Committee

Kristin A. Gerling

Kristin A. Gerling

Democratic State Committee

Kristin Gerling is serving on state committee to represent CC and establish messaging for ballot initiatives, e.g. constitutional amendments. She is the treasurer of the WC Dems and several campaign committees. Endorsements: Dianne Herrin (PA State Rep 156th), Fredda Maddox (CC Sheriff), and Lillian DeBaptiste (Mayor of West Chester).

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