By Chris Pielli, The Times of Chester County, 10/1/19
Why do people run for political office? Ideally, it should be to serve the public and put the public’s interest above all other interests, including your own. I think of Sophocles’ famous quote –“To be doing good deeds is man’s most glorious task.” I have always tried to keep this in mind. As a veteran, I have served my country. As a Township Supervisor, I have served my township. As a lawyer, I served my clients and local nonprofits. Now I would like to offer my entire skill set to serve Chester County as your next Recorder of Deeds.
Unless you have experienced certain events in your life – military discharge, purchasing a home, recording a power of attorney — you probably have not interacted with the Recorder of Deeds office. But I have. Being an attorney, I often work with this office and I strongly believe it’s time we have an open and honest conversation about how it has been run.
I believe full time taxpayers deserve a full time Recorder of Deeds. There is no way to lay the foundation for future success in this office without being there full time. Unfortunately, records recently obtained from Right to Know requests initiated in April 2019, seem to indicate that this is not the case with your current Recorder and Republican County Chairman Rick Loughery….
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