By Michael P. Rellahan, Daily Local News, 1/26/19
WEST CHESTER — The former prosecutor who handled some of Chester County’s most infamous cases of the last 20 years has announced that she is running for election as Chester County District Attorney, citing her work on behalf of crime victims.
Deborah “Deb” Ryan, who had been a deputy District Attorney until she left the office in 2017 and who now works as a coordinator for the Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative at the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination in the May primary.
If successful with her groundbreaking run, she would likely face her former boss, District Attorney Tom Hogan, in the November election. Hogan is seeking the Republican Party’s nomination to a third consecutive term.
“I have spent the past 15 years working as a prosecutor dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of all victims, survivors, and their families,” Ryan said in a news release announcing her intention to run for the county’s top prosecutor’s job.. “I want to ensure that all Chester County residents live in the safest and healthiest communities.”…