A tragic loss hits Chester County’s political world

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Just days after their biggest win in more than a century, Chester County’s Democrats are now grieving one of the biggest losses — a life ended far too soon. Adam Swope, 38, who served as County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone’s Administrative Analyst and myriad other roles with the county party died Saturday afternoon in a fiery crash at the intersection of U.S....

Cozzone pledges to continue bipartisan work in bid for Lt. Gov.

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times State Rep. Carolyn Comitta speaks during Tuesday’s formal announcement by County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone that she would run for Lt. Gov. WEST CHESTER — County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone formally announced her candidacy for Lt. Governor, Tuesday, surrounded by supporters, friends and family on the steps of the historic old courthouse. The formal decision...

Cozzone to announce bid for Lt. Gov

Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone will formally announce Tuesday that she plans to run for Lt. Governor in 2018. She plans a formal announcement on the steps of the Historic Courthouse in West Chester at 2 p.m.    Send article as PDF   

Democrats back Malloy-Good, Cozzone and Scott

Democrats make endorsements for judicial races, commissioners, row offices By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times State Senator Andy Dinniman offers advice to candidates in the upcoming elections. “Just like you would talk to a neighbor, talk to the voter,” he said. WEST CHESTER – The Chester County Democratic Committee selected Julio Malloy-Good for a second run at Chester County...

Coatesville’s Olivet United Methodist Church officially opens commercial kitchen

County funding helps church offer free lunch and nutrition education programs for city residents Olivet United Methodist Church in Coatesville celebrated the opening of its new commercial kitchen, which will be used to offer free lunches and nutritional programs to Coatesville residents in need. Michael Givler, Olivet Church Food Ministry Outreach Team; State Representative Harry Lewis; Harvey...

The Times endorsements: Governor & State Senate

This represents the final installment of The Times’ first-ever political endorsements. Friday, we offered our take on the U.S. Congressional races and Saturday we offered our thoughts on six state representative races in Chester. We welcome your comments and thoughts.   Governor: Tom Wolf Barring a meteorite strike, Tom Wolf is almost certainly going to be the next governor of Pennsylvania....

Numbers, both in polls and finance reports tell a story

While Corbett’s numbers suggest a Democratic opportunity, can they raise enough $$ to take advantage? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Not to beat a dead horse, but there are even more bad poll numbers this week to make even the stoutest of Republicans more than a tad worried about not just the fate of Gov. Tom Corbett, but whether an electoral tsunami could hurt down-ballot candidates,...

OP/Ed.: Wrong for state and Rafferty to back drilling on parkland

By Kathi Cozzone, Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone On Tuesday afternoon, we saw over twenty committed citizens standing outside my opponent’s office protesting the Senator’s vote to lease state-owned parkland to drilling companies. In addition to being harmful to our forests and parks, this vote was part of a larger problem happening in Harrisburg right now. The vote to lease state...

Op/Ed: An irresponsible budget

By Kathi Cozzone, Chester County Commissioner Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone I worked in the private sector at large and small companies, in various financial management roles, for about two decades before becoming a Chester County Commissioner.  During the Corbett administration, I have watched from afar as legislators and the Governor concocted one bad budget after another.  Previous...

Cozzone announces run for 44th Senate seat

County commissioner plans to take on two-term Sen. Rafferty By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Kathi Cozzone UWCHLAN — Just weeks after opting not to run for Congress, County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone announced plans to run for the state Senate against long-time incumbent Sen. John Rafferty in the 44th District. Cozzone, a county commissioner since 2007, said she was motivated by the state government...