Cozzone announces Endorsement of McGann

Jan. 7, 2019

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone announced today that she will endorse Mike McGann for Chester County Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans Court.

“Mike’s blend of managerial experience, communications savvy and work ethic would be a big addition to county government,” Cozzone said. “I’m excited by some of the ideas he has and think, if elected, he will help us to better reach out to communities of need in Chester County, while being able to run the office efficiently.”McGann said he was extremely honored by Cozzone’s endorsement — noting that few in Chester County have a better understanding of how county government works and how to address the needs of the local community.“Kathi has been an unwavering fighter for the underserved, sometimes unnoticed people of Chester County,” McGann said. “For 12 years, never seeking personal credit, she has worked tirelessly to build consensus on issues from open space to human services, pushing Chester County forward and making people’s lives better. She has always put the people of the county first, and I am humbled to have someone of her stature support me in this campaign.”

McGann said he strongly endorses Cozzone’s bid for reelection this year.

“I can think of no one better suited to lead this county in 2020 and beyond, as the new Chair of County Commissioners than Kathi Cozzone,” McGann said. “With her leadership and a new Democratic majority, we will see needed transparency, accountability and sound, pragmatic decision making. Kathi Cozzone is the experienced leader Chester County needs at this time.”

About Kathi: Kathi Cozzone has served as a Chester County Commissioner since 2008 and is currently Vice Chair of the board, the first Democrat in recent memory to hold that post. A passionate advocate for the county’s youth, she has been active with numerous local organizations and served on various boards, including the Advisory Board of the Child Advocacy Center of Chester County, the Board of Advisors for Communities That Care of Greater Downingtown and the Board of Directors of the Downingtown Community Educational Foundation, Uwchlan Ambulance Corps. and the United Way of Chester County to name just a few. She also currently serves First Vice President of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, a post she has held since 2017.

She also serves on various key statewide commissions. She was appointed by the Governor to the State Geospatial Coordinating Board in 2016, to help develop State policy for sharing data collected by Counties on land use and topographical features.  In 2017, she joined a Joint State Government Task Force Advisory Committee to review voting machine technology to provide guidance to counties in advance of future upgrades. Kathi previously served as the Chair of the County Government Workgroup on the Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force.  She was appointed to this position by the Governor to help make sure that pipelines are built responsibly in the Commonwealth. This follows her work advocating for procedures that ensure public transparency and opportunities for input on pipeline projects.

A resident of Uwchlan Township, she lives with her husband Victor and son, Victor, who is a student at Downingtown West High School. 

About Mike: Mike McGann has more than 35 years of professional publishing experience and edited large national magazines including Home Theater, E-Gear and others. He’s written for many of the top consumer technology publications and sites — and owned and edited the award-winning Gotham Baseball Magazine, before selling it in 2006.

Over the last decade, McGann 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.

He recently launched his new Web site, mikemcgann.org, and is the process of forming his campaign committee, which holds its organizational meeting later this month.

Commissioner Kathi Cozzone
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