Getting to know Mike McGann,
Candidate for Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans Court
Mike McGann is hardly a stranger to politics.
From covering politics in his native New jersey from 1987 to 1994, to an active decade with the Chester County Democratic Committee, where he served as a Committeeperson, Zone Leader, campaign manager, communications committee chair, and four-time candidate, followed on by some eight years of covering Chester County politics for The Times of Chester County, most notably in his widely read column, Politics As Unusual.
Mike has more than 35 years of professional publishing experience and edited large national magazines including Home Theater, E-Gearand others. He’s written for many of the top consumer technology publicationsand sites — and owned and edited the award-winning Gotham Baseball Magazine,before selling it in 2006.
Over the last decade, he has served on various municipal and community boards, including more than two years as President of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation, two years as chair of the Pocopson Township Parks, Recreation and Trails Committee. Additionally, he served on the board of the Unionville Recreation Association and currently is Vice President of the Unionville Rugby Boosters. He served as a youth sports coach for URA(boys and girls basketball, softball and baseball) and the Kennett Y (flag football) for nearly two decades.
A resident of Chester County — and Pocopson since 1999 — he is married to Dr. Stephanie McGann, who owns a dental practice in Valley Township. He chose to give up his magazine editing job to stay home with then infant twins — Janet and Kenny, now seniors at Unionville High School — and became a freelance writer and consultant, before working on the start up of magazines and Websites, before starting his own magazines and later, local news sites.