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Uncle Irvin: 2019 Chesco election starts now

12/18/2018 01:49PM ● By Richard Gaw
The wind is at the back of the Democratic Party in Chester County, and the 2019 municipal election for County Commissioner and District Attorney, offices now held by the GOP, are in their sights.

The Democrats, with their stunning victory in all four row offices in 2018, sniff that another sweep is on the horizon. And they are right! The GOP is highly vulnerable and the party has no credible leadership, including de facto chair Val DiGiorgio, who is also the head of the moribund state GOP.

DiGiorgio literally gave the Sixth Congressional seat to Chrissy Houlahan by not heeding the strong signal that incumbent Congressman Ryan Costello wanted to retire, and did not replace him with a unified candidate. Other than DiGiorgio, the Chester County GOP is leaderless.

All three incumbents -- County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone, along with District Attorney Tom Hogan – who have served two terms or more should be replaced. Both parties should nominate fresh, new talent for the primary.

The new County Commissioners should embrace countywide real estate reassessment to make this tax more equitable after 22 years.

(This is an occasional column written by Uncle Irvin. As always, the column is the opinion of Uncle Irvin, and is not a news story.)

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