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COUNTY COMMISSIONER (PICK 2)

Chester County Commissioners information
including Commissioners’ Overview and the current commissioners’ bios.

JOSH MAXWELL (INCUMBENT)

Chester County Commissioner

Endorsed by the Chester County Democratic Committee

Commissioner Josh Maxwell leads with progressive values to advocate for working families, promote equality, and preserve the environment. As commissioner, his priorities have included the county’s first-ever employee group on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; a groundbreaking community-centered, values-based budgeting process; creating a mobile mental health crisis unit; numerous climate and open space incentives; and more. A graduate of West Chester University and UPenn’s Fels Institute of Government, Josh lives in Downingtown with his wife, Blair.

Social Media: Facebook
Website: Campaign

MARIAN MOSKOWITZ (INCUMBENT)

Chester County Commissioner

Endorsed by the Chester County Democratic Committee

Marian Moskowitz began her term as Chester County Commissioner in January 2020 and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Commissioners.

Social Media: Facebook
Website: Campaign

DISTRICT ATTORNEY (PICK 1)
CHRIS DE BARRENA-SAROBE

District Attorney

Endorsed by the Chester County Democratic Committee

Chris started as a prosecutor at the Chester County DA’s Office in 2009, prosecuting a wide variety of cases. In 2015, he left the DA’s Office to become a federal prosecutor in Delaware. There he investigated and prosecuted social security fraud, high-level drug trafficking, kidnapping, and other violent offenses. Recently, Assistant United States Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. selected Chris and his team for the Criminal Division’s 2022 Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of their work on a cartel kidnapping case. A Temple Law graduate, Chris currently works at Bellwoar Kelly, LLP.  He lives in Willistown with his wife and two daughters.

PROTHONOTARY (PICK 1)
DEBBIE BOOKMAN (INCUMBENT)

Chester County Prothonotary

Endorsed by the Chester County Democratic Committee

Debbie Bookman was sworn in on January 2020 as Prothonotary. Since taking office Debbie has extended passport services to evening hours. Debbie has placed staff in roles that best suit their strength and interest, expanded bilingual services and increased diversity from 4% to 18%. Debbie prides herself on providing excellent community and customer services. She believes that when you are serving others it is often necessary to go the extra mile whenever possible. Customer service ultimately is the core of the Prothonotary’ s Office.

RECORDER OF DEEDS (PICK 1)
DIANE O'DWYER

Recorder of Deeds

Endorsed by the Chester County Democratic Committee

A resident of Uwchlan Township for 32 years, Diane O’Dwyer was sworn in as Acting Recorder of Deeds on December 1, 2022.  Prior to that, she served as Deputy Recorder for 3 years.  Diane has been an active member of CCDC since 2004 and is currently a Democratic State Committee Member.  She is a Board Member of the Housing Partnership of Chester County. Diane is proud of the solid reputation her office has built for excellence in public service.

Email:  diodwyer1@gmail.com

REGISTER OF WILLS (PICK 1)
MICHELE VAUGHN (INCUMBENT)

Register of Wills

Endorsed by the Chester County Democratic Committee

Michele Vaughn is Regional Director for the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women and Chair of the Chester County Democratic Women’s Leadership Initiative, founded in 2015 to bring the issues that concern women, organized labor and working families to the political forefront. She was CCDC Vice-Chair from 2000-06 and Chair from 2006-14, and an East Whiteland Township Supervisor from 1998-2003. She is the current Chester County Register of Wills.

The Register of Wills probates wills and appoints estate representatives for decedents who die with or without a will. Regardless of where the death occurred, the decedent MUST have been a legal resident of Chester County at the time of death. The Register of Wills also serves as an agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for filing and payment of inheritance taxes.

Email: micheleovaughn@gmail.com

SHERRIF (PICK 1)
KEVIN DYKES

Chester County Sheriff

Endorsed by the Chester County Democratic Committee

In 2020, Kevin Dykes was sworn in as Chief Deputy Sheriff of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office. The 40-year law enforcement veteran serves the community with strong ethical leadership, protects people with fair policing and works to prevent crime through cooperative community response.

The graduate of the FBI National Academy has served as Chief of Chester County Detectives, Pennsylvania State Trooper, advisory board member of DVCCC’s Coaching Boys Into Men program, and “Top Gun” instructor.

Website: https://www.KevinDykesforSheriff.com
Email:
  KevinDykesforSheriff@gmail.com
Social Media: Facebook

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