Skip to main content

Walker tops Howard in state house district race

05/27/2014 09:07PM, Published by ACL, Categories:


Cuyler Walker defeated Roger Howard in the 158th district on May 20.



By John Chambless

Staff Writer

Republican Cuyler Walker topped conservative Republican challenger Roger Howard to win the 158th state house district race on May 20.

Walker, who is the chairman of the East Marlborough board of supervisors and works as an attorney in West Chester, posted the following on his Facebook page: "I'm pleased to tell everyone that our campaign was successful yesterday in the Republican Primary! With all precincts reporting, the results were 61.59 percent to 38.04 percent for a victory of just under 24 points. I would like to thank my entire campaign team, all our volunteers and contributors, and every person who came to the polls in order to cast their vote for me. Thank you all so much for believing in our vision for the 158th District and for Pennsylvania."

Walker had the endorsement of the Republican committee and benefited from the visibility of his position on the board of supervisors. He will face Democrat Susan Rzucidlo in November to replace Republican Rep. Chris Ross, who is retiring. Rzucidlo, who ran unopposed in the primary, got 2,057 votes.

There were seven Republican committee districts in the county up for grabs in the primary. The 158th District includes East Bradford, East Marlborough, London Britain, New Garden, Newlin, West Bradford, West Goshen’s middle and south districts, West Marlborough township and Avondale Borough.

On his Facebook page, Walker wrote, "I am running for State Representative to pursue an agenda that will sustain and improve the quality of life that has made our community one of the most appealing places to live and raise a family anywhere in this country."

Walker lives with his wife and two children in Kennett Square. He is a partner at the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, where he counsels clients in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law matters. He is also been a small business leader as president of a family-owned manufacturing business.

He has been a supervisor in East Marlborough Township for 17 years, and for the last nine years, he has served as board chairman.

If elected as a State Representative, Walker said he will focus on policies designed to reduce government spending and waste, keep taxes low, and improve the climate for small business to promote job creation. 

Walker has represented Chester County on the board of SEPTA since 2012, has served on the board of Thomas Jefferson University since 1995, and serves on the advisory board of La Comunidad Hispana in Kennett Square. Previously, he was appointed chairman of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission by Gov. Tom Ridge, and served on the boards of Lincoln University, the Penn Vet School, the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry, and the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.

Walker served as an assistant to Gov. Dick Thornburgh in Harrisburg and in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. during the administrations of  Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. 


Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Chester County's free newsletter to catch every headline



election primary election cuyler walker


  • Clutterers Anonymous

    08/24/2017
    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    Clutterers Anonymous℠ (CLA℠) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strengt...


  • RTC Broadway in the Borough

    08/24/2017
    06:00PM — 09:00AM

    Broadway in your Backyard! You don't have to drive to The City to hear professional voices and ...


  • Trivia Nights at Kennett Square Applebee's

    08/24/2017
    09:00PM — 11:00PM

    Start your studying for trivia nights at the Kennett Square Applebee’s! Trivia nights will be hel...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Bird Walk

    08/26/2017
    09:00AM — 11:00AM

    Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited-Concordville are teaming up to explore the wonderful w...


  • Pop-Up Naturalist: "Water, Water Everywhere"

    08/26/2017
    01:00PM — 05:00PM

    Join Newlin's staff naturalist for an afternoon of exciting environmental activities. Look for th...


  • Seed Saving Workshop

    08/27/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Experience a human tradition as old as civilization! This workshop led by NSO Greenhouse Manager,...


  • Cooking class: Magic Of Fermentation

    08/27/2017
    12:30PM — 02:00PM

    Join us for this fun and educational cooking class! Check out our website full details about all...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

Chester County High School Sports